New Meizu MX4 could cost about $320, may be launched in August

New Meizu MX4 could cost about $320, may be launched in August
Although we were expecting it to be announced in March, Meizu’s next-generation flagship smartphone, the MX4, will most likely be released in the second half of the year.

Chinese website 163.com is reporting that the new smartphone could be available starting early August. Like the MX3 before it, the Meizu MX4 should be quite affordable, despite the fact that it will offer high-end features. 163.com has it that prices for the MX4 may start at around $320 (2,000 CNY in China).

We previously heard that the MX4 would have two variants: one sporting a 5.5-inch display with 1536 x 2560 pixels, and another one featuring a 5-inch screen with 1080 x 1920 pixels. Most probably, the latter is the one that will cost $320. At least one of the two models - if not both - should come with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 805 processor, 3GB of RAM, 5MP front-facing camera, 16MP rear camera, and Flyme 4.0 OS (based on Android). Nothing is confirmed at this point, though, so for now we can’t be sure of anything.

There aren’t any images to show the MX4 at the moment (the handset pictured above is the MX3 - in black and white).

Meizu previously stated that it would launch smartphones in the US starting this year, and we’re expecting the MX4 to be among them.

source: 163.com (translated)

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19 Comments

1. UglyFrank

Posts: 2194; Member since: Jan 23, 2014

Meizu's choice of resolution has always been a strange choice

2. Felix_Gatto

Posts: 942; Member since: Jul 03, 2013

They tried too hard to copy iPhone. The front design and the ui are similar with iPhone.

8. networkdood

Posts: 6330; Member since: Mar 31, 2010

alot of CHINESE android phones seem to have an iphoney UI...

10. Felix_Gatto

Posts: 942; Member since: Jul 03, 2013

Apple should sue them instead of Samsung.

19. Killua

Posts: 270; Member since: Nov 25, 2013

Well that's difficult, Apple don't really consider company other than Samsung as a rival, so far. When their profit grow massively, maybe.

11. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

Well, phones from Oppo, Huawei, Xiaomi and ZTE don't have the iPhoney UI. It's only Meizu and some other no name companies that use the iPhoney UI on their phones.

16. sanmoron

Posts: 1; Member since: Apr 22, 2014

Haha!! "phoney" :D

12. Ashoaib

Posts: 3289; Member since: Nov 15, 2013

They do try too hard and come up with better features than apple and in a very pocket friendly prices... whereas apple want to rip off its if0ols from huge sum by offering few unique tricks(features) with a mix of all other ancient specs... ifo0ls get wowed n mesmerized with only few unique tricks n totally ignor ancient hardware... atleast chinese are copying n coming up with lastest hardware in a not ripped off prices

15. gustavoace

Posts: 187; Member since: Nov 13, 2012

Maybe that is how all started (like MIUI), but now they're not so iphonish as you say. This flat design of Flyme OS is older than iOs 7, and neither icons (maybe camera shutter icon) or menus looks alike iOs... And the phone design... well, this looks a lot like iphone haha, which I think is bad actually.

4. Neo_Huang

Posts: 1067; Member since: Dec 06, 2013

The MX3 was 1080 by 1800, which is 3 to 5.

3. seanwhat

Posts: 321; Member since: Jul 11, 2013

Phone releases are getting so boring with every single phone coming out being so huge. Someone make something smaller please.

9. networkdood

Posts: 6330; Member since: Mar 31, 2010

There are a ton of minis out there already...if anything, a 5.5 inch screen is not even that big with a very small bezel.

13. Ashoaib

Posts: 3289; Member since: Nov 15, 2013

You can buy nokia 3310 from a junk yard, it will be really small... problem solved ;) OR visit, for your smaller phone taste:http://m.aliexpress.com/w/wholesale-world-smallest-mobile-phone.html?tracelog=wssearch2mobilesearch

17. seanwhat

Posts: 321; Member since: Jul 11, 2013

cheers mate.

5. AfterShock

Posts: 4146; Member since: Nov 02, 2012

Decent price point. If it is available, ever.

6. Felix_Gatto

Posts: 942; Member since: Jul 03, 2013

I'm sure that they have sacrificed something big to achieve that price point.

7. AfterShock

Posts: 4146; Member since: Nov 02, 2012

No doubt to a degree. Might be lack of huge profit margins like other OEM.

14. Ashoaib

Posts: 3289; Member since: Nov 15, 2013

True... chinese businessman usually keep less profit margins to keep their products moving... they earn from volumes

18. 0xFFFF

Posts: 3806; Member since: Apr 16, 2014

The Galaxy S5 costs $256 to make. Get rid of Samsung's huge marketing budget and they could sell the S5 directly to consumers for $400 and make a nice profit.

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