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Meizu MX4 now official – powerful specs at mid-range price. Pre-orders available in China

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Meizu MX4 now official – powerful specs at mid-range price. Pre-orders available in China
Meizu has unveiled its first octa-core, 4G-capable smartphone, and latest flagship – the MX4. The phone is currently only available for pre-order in China. It comes with Android 4.4.4 KitKat, with Meizu's own Flyme 4.0 on top of it. It sports a large 5.36" display, with a 1920 x 1152 resolution, which provides 418 ppi. Meizu ditched Samsung's Exynos this time around and went with a MediaTek solution for the SoC. The device is powered by the MT6595 octa-core CPU with four Cortex-A17 cores, clocked at 2.2 GHz, and four Cortex-A7, running at up to 1.7 GHz each. All of this gets its juice from a hefty 3,100 mAh battery and the whole package is neatly tucked in a 144 x 75.2 x 8.9 mm aluminum chassis, and weighs 147g. This brings the screen-to-body ratio to 75.5%, which is a pretty impressive feat. The device does not offer a microSD slot for external cards and comes in three storage space variants – 16 GB, 32 GB, 64 GB.

MX4's main snapper is a Sony Exmor RS 20.7 MP camera with an f/2.2 aperture, 0.3-second focus time, a 25 FPS burst shot, and the ability to record 4K videos. We can also spot a sort of a True Tone flash in the pictures, suggesting that the device will try to snap photos with a more natural color reproduction even with the flash on. The front cam is also a Sony, a 2MP snapper with the same f/2.2 aperture.

The MX4 is available for pre-order in China, with a shipping date set to be around the 20th of September. It is competitively priced at approximately $293 for the 16 GB, $325 for the 32 GB, and $390 for the 64 GB, but may face a huge challenge in the face of Xiaomi's Mi 4. The latter comes with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 and an extra gig of RAM, only for around $10-$20 more per storage tier. Perhaps, Meizu's advantage is the fact that they will not try to pull any hunger-marketing shenanigans and just sell the device.

There is no information on plans to sell the MX4 internationally as of now. Of course, should the MX4 hit western markets – we expect the price to be slightly higher than the one it bears in China.


source: Sina (Translated) via Android Community

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