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

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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.

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

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posted on 08 Sep 2014, 03:40 1

1. DogeShibe (Posts: 1116; Member since: 10 Jan 2014)

Isn't 3GB enough?

posted on 08 Sep 2014, 03:45 2

2. darkskoliro (Posts: 1090; Member since: 07 May 2012)

not for this freaking beast.

posted on 08 Sep 2014, 07:51

8. tedkord (Posts: 14114; Member since: 17 Jun 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.

posted on 08 Sep 2014, 10:00 1

11. Dattack (Posts: 61; Member since: 09 Jan 2013)

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

posted on 08 Sep 2014, 12:14

13. garlic456 (Posts: 251; Member since: 24 Dec 2012)

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

posted on 08 Sep 2014, 03:47

3. Chuck007 (Posts: 1306; Member since: 02 Mar 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.

posted on 08 Sep 2014, 04:50

7. vincelongman (Posts: 5068; Member since: 10 Feb 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

posted on 08 Sep 2014, 07:54

9. tedkord (Posts: 14114; Member since: 17 Jun 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.

posted on 08 Sep 2014, 03:47

4. iampun33t (Posts: 82; Member since: 17 Apr 2013)

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

posted on 08 Sep 2014, 03:58

5. joey_sfb (Posts: 6600; Member since: 29 Mar 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.

posted on 08 Sep 2014, 04:31 1

6. gigaraga (Posts: 1454; Member since: 29 Mar 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.

posted on 08 Sep 2014, 08:34

10. JMartin22 (Posts: 2013; Member since: 30 Apr 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.

posted on 09 Sep 2014, 19:00

14. sere83 (Posts: 1; Member since: 09 Sep 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,

posted on 08 Sep 2014, 11:15

12. Trinitarios (Posts: 5; Member since: 05 Sep 2014)

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

posted on 05 Oct 2014, 20:45

15. TheDarkened (Posts: 2; Member since: 05 Oct 2014)

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

posted on 10 Oct 2014, 06:53

16. Phonewrap (Posts: 1; Member since: 10 Oct 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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