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Meizu MX3 press photo sees the light of day; phone tipped to offer 128GB of storage

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Meizu MX3 press photo sees the light of day; phone tipped to offer 128GB of storage
Back in July (hard to believe that it was only a month ago), we told you about a handset called the the Meizu MX3. The phone is top-shelf all the way from the 13MP camera on back, to the Exynos 5 Octa SoC under the hood. The 5.1 inch screen carries resolution of 1080 x 1920 and where we were growing up, that was called FHD, Mister. And there is more to the MX3 that makes those reading about this bad boy yearn for it to escape to a major carrier. Android 4.2 is driving the phone and Meizu even has its own Flyme 3.0 UI, which is a modded Android 4.2 with capabilities for one-handed use.

What makes us eager to write about the Meizu M3 is not the new press photo of the device, although it does show some changes since we showed you the device last month. The flash, which was above the camera lens earlier, is now below the snapper. No, what gave us the impetus to mention the handset is a leaked image that shows the different versions of the phone starting with the 16GB model (and even here there is one 16GB version with NFC support and one model without) ranging to the 32GB model, the 64GB variant and the 128GB  Meizu MX3.

The 16GB variant is rumored to be priced at 1999 CNY which translates into $327 USD. But it might take more to impress your friends, so figure that the 128GB model of the Meizu M3 will run you the same as other flagship phones which means you might have to whip out six Benjamins to take the handset home with all of that native storage on board.

Meizu hasn't made this official yet, but the unveiling is said to be taking place soon. Even so, it's a shame that we might never see this model take flight from the China region.

Press shot of the Meizu MX3 (L) and a leaked image revealing a 128GB model
Press shot of the Meizu MX3 (L) and a leaked image revealing a 128GB model

Press shot of the Meizu MX3 (L) and a leaked image revealing a 128GB model

Thanks, Anonymous Tipster!

source: RBman (translate),  gizChina  via AndroidAuthority

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posted on 30 Aug 2013, 19:48

1. PootisMan (Posts: 259; Member since: 02 Aug 2013)

That's a lot of storage on a phone.

posted on 30 Aug 2013, 19:59 3

3. pwnarena (Posts: 1129; Member since: 15 Feb 2013)

and a lot of lost data once the phone is lost or damaged.

posted on 30 Aug 2013, 20:40 2

8. Commentator (Posts: 3722; Member since: 16 Aug 2011)

That's what the cloud is for. I'd still take the 128 GB any day.

posted on 31 Aug 2013, 01:28

14. speckledapple (Posts: 892; Member since: 29 Sep 2011)

the cloud is nice but personally I want the ability backup physically.

posted on 31 Aug 2013, 09:43

19. jacko1977 (Posts: 428; Member since: 11 Feb 2012)

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.koushikdutta.backup i use this

posted on 30 Aug 2013, 19:49 4

2. Nathan_ingx (Posts: 4292; Member since: 07 Mar 2012)

I wish all these China made phones come with atleast a decent build.
Usually the innards are a beast but the outward feel doesn't match with the stuff inside... There are some exceptions but the image of the phone looks disappointing...the back seems to be shouting 'China' all over again.

posted on 30 Aug 2013, 21:51 5

12. GTR722 (Posts: 268; Member since: 20 Oct 2012)

You mean like...Samsung ??

posted on 31 Aug 2013, 04:37 1

15. Nathan_ingx (Posts: 4292; Member since: 07 Mar 2012)

I'm not a fan of Samsung, but trust me...even if Samsung uses glossy plastic, the design and aesthetics is far more superior.

posted on 31 Aug 2013, 07:49

17. MistB (Posts: 581; Member since: 07 Jul 2012)

Made in China doesn't always mean being cheap, a lot of the stuff coming form there happens to be innovative/original improving though not quite there yet (EG: The ZTE Tegra 4 device/Ascend P6) but most importantly, a far cry form the KIRF days of early Meizu. Yes I will agree there are still many cheap looking knock offs that are downright nasty but there are a lot of quality original designs and materials in the non KIRF OEMs (How many of us on here knew Oppo just one year ago outside of china and dvd players) who just want to make a break and emerge as the next rising stars to challenge the established elite of HTC/Samsung/LG/Apple/Sony/Nokia etc.

posted on 31 Aug 2013, 12:28

20. Shatter (Posts: 2036; Member since: 29 May 2013)

Meizu is better build quality than Samsung by far. THe main problem with these phones is they will never make it to the US because they don't have LTE and the bands to use 3g and 4g on GSM.

The reason it is so cheap is because they take a reasonable price on their phone unlike most companies outside of china that charge 3-4x more than the phone cost to make.

posted on 30 Aug 2013, 20:06 2

4. TROLL (banned) (Posts: 4851; Member since: 13 Apr 2012)

The back looks fugly.
Love the CPU Exynos E5420 or E5410 maybe! Finally a device with no Snapdragon halfbaked A9-A15 SOCs!!!!!!!
Pure A15 power!

posted on 30 Aug 2013, 20:16 5

5. promise7 (Posts: 891; Member since: 03 Jul 2013)

All these articles about phones in China (Xiaomi Red Rice/MIUI phones, Meizu, etc.) Will any of these actually make in the States? It's very nice that these phones are much more affordable, but kind of useless information if they stay in their homeland territories.

posted on 30 Aug 2013, 20:23 2

6. imkyle (Posts: 1085; Member since: 18 Nov 2010)

That is more storage than my old Laptop. If anyone needs that much storage for their phone, they need to step into some sunlight badly.

posted on 31 Aug 2013, 08:30

18. DukeX (Posts: 327; Member since: 28 Aug 2013)

If someone is buying a phone like this at this price then im sure they have a JOB. Don't know what you're getting at really.

posted on 30 Aug 2013, 20:39 1

7. flynfree (Posts: 374; Member since: 09 Jun 2013)

It doesn't need an sd slot. ^^!!!

posted on 30 Aug 2013, 20:43

9. bwhiting (Posts: 188; Member since: 15 Jun 2013)

If that phone can get carried over to us from a major carrier then it would work out very well. Might even give the main US carriers a competition and make them actually work a bit harder to make phones that give people a run for their money.

posted on 30 Aug 2013, 21:15

10. hellonerds (Posts: 334; Member since: 27 Aug 2013)

nice... 16GB dont cut it now a days... lowest should be 32GB or even 64GB..our phones are getting faster and screen is crazy HD now and apps are getting bigger to use for the screen. plus camera are 1080p 60pfs... im sure next year 4K video recording will be the thing.

i would like to see micro 128GB+ SD cards or even more built in the phone..

posted on 30 Aug 2013, 21:38

11. SmartPhoneStream (Posts: 162; Member since: 21 Jun 2012)

Is this using the older Octa build, or the newer one

posted on 30 Aug 2013, 23:36

13. zachattack (Posts: 621; Member since: 31 Jul 2013)

Thing looks like an unfinished iPhone. I can't even fill 16GB why on earth would i want 128. Talk about over kill!

posted on 31 Aug 2013, 04:49

16. lukasound (Posts: 152; Member since: 16 Nov 2011)

I don't understand why the extra native storage is so expensive when SD cards are so much cheaper. Just seems like crazy profit margins.

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