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Meizu MX with a quad-core processor might launch by the end of September

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Meizu MX with a quad-core processor might launch by the end of September
Smartphones sporting dual-core processors may be all the rage these days, but we know that it is only a matter of time until they get dethroned by their upcoming quad-core siblings. And while the first quad-core silicons from Qualcomm, NVIDIA, and Texas Instruments are not expected to materialize inside of a smartphone before this year's end, the guys at Meizu may be nearly ready to launch a handset powered by a quad-core chip.

The Chinese manufacturer is planning on releasing its Meizu MX Android smartphone in both dual- and quad-core versions with 16 and 32 gigs of on-board storage respectively. Since the device is expected to hit the market by the end of September, it might very well be titled as the world's first smartphone to pack a quad-core chipset under its hood. Little is known, however, about the actual processors, which will power the two Meizu MX versions, yet it is said that they will be both Cortex-A9-based.

The Meizu MX smartphone

The Meizu MX smartphone

When it comes to the rest of the smartphone's hardware specs, earlier rumors have suggested that it will boast a 4-inch display with 640 by 960 pixels of resolution. On the other hand, latest sources indicate that it will be a 4.3 qHD display glowing on the handset's front.

Sadly, the Meizu MX will most likely be available on the Chinese market only so we might not get to play with it anytime soon. The quad-core model is expected to retail for about $780 while the dual-core version will cost roughly $625. 

source: Engadget China (translated) via SlashGear

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posted on 20 Sep 2011, 04:28 4

1. clevername (Posts: 1436; Member since: 11 Jul 2008)

I think apples lawsuit against meizu for stealing their designs, from a year or so ago is a hell of a lot more legitimate than any other.

posted on 20 Sep 2011, 14:32 2

6. jroc74 (Posts: 6019; Member since: 30 Dec 2010)

E X A C T L Y.

And the funny thing is Apple lost that case.

posted on 20 Sep 2011, 06:25 5

2. som (Posts: 768; Member since: 10 Nov 2009)

Rotten Apple didn't continue their lawsuit because Meizu has no money.

posted on 20 Sep 2011, 09:32 3

3. iankellogg (Posts: 155; Member since: 15 Jun 2011)

Doesn't Meizu use MIUI for their stock rom?

posted on 20 Sep 2011, 10:16

4. cb2047 (unregistered)

Even if this phone did show up in the U.S. I would be VERY skeptical about its legitimacy/reliability. You just never know when its a "not so well known" brand and it's the first to do anything. For the sake of awesome phones becoming more awesome, I hope its the real deal

posted on 20 Sep 2011, 13:55 1

5. joaolx (Posts: 364; Member since: 16 Aug 2011)

Looks a lot like the iPhone and Samsung galaxy.

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