The Meizu MX4 Pro to come with 4GB RAM and 32-Bit octa-core processor?

The Meizu MX4 Pro to come with 4GB RAM and 32-Bit octa-core processor?
An alleged spec sheet of the upcoming Meizu Mx4 Pro has leaked on Weibo, portraying a heart-pounding, but somewhat mistaken set of internals. It says the smartphone has a whopping 4GB of RAM, yet the CPU is listed as a 32-Bit octa-core Cortex-A17/A15 configuration. What happens to the 3GB barrier in this case? Apparently, there's already a device with the same configuration on the market, the Tronsmart Orion R28 set-top box, and the thing does have 4GB RAM. Basically, the processor supports "Large Physical Address Extension", a technology that lets it access more physical memory.

However, the processor specs respond to the Samsung Exynos 5430, which is a Cortex-A15/A7 based processor. You are much more likely to spot an octa-core big.LITTLE ARM V7A processor that's configured like that, instead of having an A17 core. So it could be that the spec sheet contains a typo.

That mystery aside, the MX 4 Pro comes packing a 5.4-inch screen with a 2560 x 1536 resolution. This is close to the WQXGA resolution (2560 x 1600). Meanwhile, the cameras on this phone are top-notch. The front camera is a 13MP unit, and the rear cam is a 20.7MP one. The phone will be available in 16, 32, and 64GB variants. We also have its dimensions , and they sound compact for a big-screen device - 5.62 x 2.9 x 0.31 inches (143 x 74.1 x 7.9mm). For reference, this is close to the LG G3's 5.76 x 2.94 x 0.35 inches (146.3 x 74.6 x 8.9 mm).

While we're yet to see how the amped-up Meizu MX 4 looks in reality, there's no doubt we're looking at a powerhouse of a smartphone. The launch shouldn't be far off, although getting it from China won't be much of a pleasure to those that don't like importing.

via iGeek



1. DogeShibe

Posts: 1121; Member since: Jan 10, 2014

Isn't 3GB enough?

2. darkskoliro

Posts: 1092; Member since: May 07, 2012

not for this freaking beast.

8. tedkord

Posts: 17456; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

3gb will have to be enough, since 32bit will only have enough address space for it. You'll have 1gb sitting there doing nothing. Unless they use address extension, and in my experience that makes the system super unstable.

11. Dattack

Posts: 61; Member since: Jan 09, 2013

32bit can use up to 3,75GB RAM I believe.

13. garlic456

Posts: 251; Member since: Dec 24, 2012

No, Large Physical Address Extension allows 32 bit to use more than 3 gb ram.

3. Chuck007

Posts: 1412; Member since: Mar 02, 2014

It surely is Meizu is just using it to garner more interest in their brand. Be warned though... of all the more reputable Chinese phones I've seen Meizu's got to have the worst attention to fine detail.

7. vincelongman

Posts: 5746; Member since: Feb 10, 2013

Even 2GB probably is enough But why not have more? It would allow for some "future proofing" Also for those curious with I believe with PAE enabled you can have 64 GB of Ram

9. tedkord

Posts: 17456; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

You can have more, and I (of course) have never seen it enabled with ARM, but I've enabled it on X86 systems in order to use more ram, and disabled it after a short time - it made them unusably unstable.

4. iampun33t

Posts: 137; Member since: Apr 17, 2013

I am still doubtful about the exynos processor..!! I mean its great n all but certainly a step behind the SD..!!

5. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

Can't get enough ram and speed. Android is basically linux with telecommunications features set. I building a pc nas with FreeNAS to try out ZFS.

6. gigaraga

Posts: 1454; Member since: Mar 29, 2013

Shoulda packed a 64-bit processor. That would've been perfect! And hopefully more RAM gets shared for GPU so games are even better.

10. JMartin22

Posts: 2380; Member since: Apr 30, 2013

Call me crazy, but high-end specs don't tend to impress me on Chinese handsets at all. Especially when they're using lower quality hardware components typically in display panel technology, mediocre camera modules, memory or slower flash memory. As well as bad software coding and inefficiencies. If I'm going to spend $300 or more, may as well spend a few hundred more on software and hardware that's more calibrated and optimized.

14. sere83

Posts: 1; Member since: Sep 09, 2014

lol. The only problem being you literally have no idea what you're talking about. All of the biggest players in the chinese smartphone market: meizu, oppo, xiaomi, lenovo, huawei and ZTE are using exactly the same components as samsung, HTC, LG, Sony etc They are all using the best Qualcomm MTK or Samsung processors, Sony camera modules and samsung DDR ram, advanced magnesium and aluminium alloy engineered chassis', LG batteries, Sharp & JDI displays etc etc. Plus some Chinese companies' android software builds like Xiaomi's MIUI, meizu's Flyme and Oppos Color OS are arguably more feature rich and more stable/optimized than that of the larger korean, taiwanese and american players. Chinas biggest selling manufacturer is now a chinese company Xiaomi, that recently overtook samsung who are losing market share rapidly. In a few years there is a high possibility a large number of the top smartphone manufacturers worldwide will be homegrown chinese companies. Better get used to it buddy because they are rapidly expanding,

12. Trinitarios

Posts: 5; Member since: Sep 05, 2014

So this one will use the exynos chip and the normal mx4 uses the mediatek, makes sense

15. TheDarkened

Posts: 2; Member since: Oct 05, 2014

Please, please, please, add a MicroSD card slot, please!

16. Phonewrap

Posts: 1; Member since: Oct 10, 2014

Well some believe having 2GB is enough but i would like to remark that even 4GB will be less in coming years as per the size of the apps and games are increasing even 2GB phone with on multitasking feels sluggish so it is highly recommended to have atleast 3GB.

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