Meizu MX unveiled: dual-core Chinese wonder comes Jan 1st, 2012, sets the stage for a quad-core Meizu phone

Meizu MX unveiled: dual-core Chinese wonder comes Jan 1st, 2012, sets the stage for a quad-core Meizu phone
Chinese phone maker Meizu has now officially lifted the cover off its next flagship: the Meizu MX. The handset will hit shelves on January 1st, just in time to entertain China throughout next year and it’s got the looks and internals to do so. Meizu, which borrows its first two letters fro the Chinese word for “dream,” claims to be a dreamphone indeed: with a 4-inch display with a resolution of 640x960 pixels, a 1.4GHz dual-core Samsung Exynos 4210 SoC and an 8-megapixel camera it’s definitely got the silicon muscle. 

The new Meizu MX takes pride in its 4-inch AVS display with a pixel density of 292 ppi. The company claims that it’s better than larger, 4.3-inch screens, since the user can easily reach every edge with a finger. Additionally, the 8-megapixel camera also seems capable of delivering quite the punch with 1080p video recording.

Designwise, it doesn’t look like other cheaper handsets from China - with some resemblance to the iPhone, the MX has got its own unique accents like the navigational buttons and the differently designed camera opening. It’s 0.41 inches (10.3mm) thick and features a second mic for noise cancellation.

When it comes to connectivity, the handset supports HSPA+ and 16GB of internal storage for all those downloads and your data. Initially, the MX will run on a uniquely skinned version of Android 2.3.5 Gingerbread, but Meizu CEO Jack Wong has already confirmed that an Ice Cream Sandwich update is set to arrive shortly after. The Meizu MX is priced at around $470 (2,999 CNY) off contract. Meizu has also floated talks about a quad-core MX coming later in the year, but that’s everything we know so far about it. 

source: Meizu via SlashGear

Related phones

  • Display 4.0" 640 x 960 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP / 0.3 MP VGA front
  • Processor Samsung Exynos 4 Quad, Quad-core, 1400 MHz
  • Storage 32 GB
  • Battery 1700 mAh



1. Medel

Posts: 84; Member since: May 31, 2011

Nice looking phone. me want it.

10. Birds

Posts: 1172; Member since: Nov 21, 2011

So glad Samsung is not like Apple and actually helped out a fellow competitor. Hope this phone comes stateside. I love how wide this screen is in portrait mode. I always thought that a 3:2 aspect ratio screen in an enormous size was genius. I'm also curious about the screen technology. What is an AVS display?

2. -RVM-

Posts: 331; Member since: Oct 19, 2011

This just proves that anyone can create powerful android smartphone these days.

3. Dark4o90

Posts: 205; Member since: Feb 20, 2011

it looks like an iphone

4. bbblader

Posts: 590; Member since: Oct 24, 2011

since its rounded apple will sue them too

5. Phullofphil

Posts: 1762; Member since: Feb 10, 2009

It's actuallly better than the iPhone if both had iOS

6. samda

Posts: 52; Member since: Nov 28, 2011

omg. what a sweet phone. and omg, what a complete rip off of iPhone 3gs look

7. SpyDoorMan

Posts: 10; Member since: Oct 05, 2011

(√ ) Front Surface - Black (√ ) Overall shape rectangular, & does have rounded corners. (√ ) Display screens are centered on the front face and have substantial lateral borders. (√ ) Horizontal Speaker Slots (√ ) Front surfaces with no substantial adornment. (x ) Front bezel Oh no! 5 out of 6! LOL

8. jackhammeR

Posts: 1548; Member since: Oct 17, 2011

Samsung exynos chipset...and the same resolution iphone has. Nice mix.


Posts: 19; Member since: Dec 08, 2010

I like Meizu phones. They are not one of those cheap mock-ups like most of chinese phones.

14. rendHELL

Posts: 304; Member since: Nov 09, 2011

looks like some ifan thumb you down for that comment.... tsk tsk tsk...

11. weirdfisher

Posts: 51; Member since: Mar 31, 2011

ipod touch 4 + htc hero

12. Bluesky02

Posts: 1439; Member since: Dec 05, 2011

Surprisingly good looking phone :O Keep it up!

13. ryq24

Posts: 875; Member since: Oct 17, 2011

"some resemblance to iphone." it is a copy of iphone!

15. arcq12

Posts: 733; Member since: Oct 13, 2011

get ready to be sued..

16. hepresearch unregistered

Let the Cupertino Inquisition begin!

18. rembo65

Posts: 58; Member since: Oct 21, 2011

the Chinese don't care about lawsuits. They've been copying everything from cellphones to cars!

17. Dj21o

Posts: 437; Member since: May 19, 2011

I want to see MIUI (looks like this) come out of the box fox Android. It is so easy to customize it and it is very appealing to use. CM9 phones can't come any sooner lol.

20. from_china

Posts: 6; Member since: Aug 04, 2013

Meizu flyme system easier to use

19. Croxy

Posts: 55; Member since: Dec 06, 2011

It looks great and it's actually cheap! me want it... I just hope that "The boss fruit" doesn't sue them And I like it how all of the new (soon to be) ICS phones have black front sides coz of the new on screen buttons

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