Meizu is ready for another round of smartphone competition against high-profile Android manufacturers like HTC and Samsung. With its previous Meizu MX dual-core phone touting powerful hardware at an affordable price, Meizu is all set to release their quad-core flagship soon, simply named the Meizu MX Quad-Core, which they’ve announced officially as the world’s first quad-core smartphone to utilize the Exynos A9 CPU.
The Meizu MX Quad-Core will sport a quad-core Samsung made Exynos Cortex A9 CPU, which is supposed to be power efficient thanks to the use of the 32 nm HKMG (High-k/Metal Gate) technology, providing 20% more power savings compared to the dual-core Exynos on the MX. The screen will be an ASV display with a resolution of 640×960 providing a high 292 PPI density for a clear and sharp display, as found on the dual-core MX. Other specs are also similar to the dual-core MX, like the 8 megapixel BSI camera on the back. It will come in both 32 GB and 64 GB variants, with the 32 GB model to be priced the same as the dual-core 16 GB MX (which is a great deal any which way you look at it). The battery will also be getting a boost from 1,600 mAh to 1,700 mAh.
The phone will come with Meizu’s Flyme OS, which is a customized version of Ice Cream Sandwich Android 4.0, but Meizu had also previously promised to release a stock Android 4.0 ROM without any customization, which would make the lovers of the pure Google experience quite happy. The Meizu MX Quad-core will be available in June at ¥2999/3999 CNY and $3099/4099 HKD for capacities 32GB and 64GB in Mainland China and Hong Kong, respectively. They will also be releasing optional back covers in 5 different colours, in addition to the default white one.
The Meizu MX quad-core is set to be the most affordable quad-core device out there, keeping in line with the dual-core MX, which has now been reduced in price to ¥2399 CNY and $2599 HKD in Mainland China and Hong Kong respectively.