Those folks from Meizu are back with a brand new smartphone to take on the competition. Their first phone was pretty impressive and this time around they’re aiming for the top spot in China. Just announced is the all new Meizu MX2 complete with pretty impressive specs and hardware all for a good price. This isn’t just a Chinese knock-off smartphone either. It has all the makings of a top end device.

The Meizu MX2 has been improved in all areas. The screen being one of the most important. As you can see from the images provided the new nearly bezel-free edge-to-edge display looks gorgeous. It’s also 4.4-inches with a 1280×800 347ppi HD resolution. Then they’ve tossed a Samsung-made (don’t call it Exynos) 1.6 GHz quad-core processor under the hood, gave it 2GB of RAM, 16-64GB of storage options, and an 8 megapixel rear shooter for great photos. Impressive right? Starting at just $399 for the 16GB model.

This is running the latest Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean, although you’d never tell with Meizu’s own Flyme skin over the top just like HTC’s Sense. You’ll get everything we love about Jelly Bean with expandable notifications and more. As usual we have a 2 megapixel front facing camera, but sadly Meizu added a small 1,800 mAh battery — one that isn’t removable — so we’ll have to just hope for decent battery life.

The brand new Meizu MX2 will be available next month, starting in mid December with the 16GB model hitting the bargain bin price of $399. While we probably won’t see a western release, the device can still be imported from China for those really wanting to get their hands on this device. It’s developer friendly and can be rooted with ease. Thoughts on this Chinese high-end smartphone?

[via Engadget]

  • Alex Hernandez

    You shore do have a purty mouth Meizu MX2

  • drydeniv

    Why don’t phones come with micro SD card slots anymore?

    • Henrick Steele

      There isn’t much NEED for removeable memory now that phones have more than 32GB of internal storage. Don’t get me wrong, I hate the change, but I’m sure cooporations like Google and Apple are hoping a lack of microSD’s will push people to use their cloud services.

    • TheOfficialTed


  • Henrick Steele

    Looks a hell of a lot like the iPhone 5…

  • Adeel

    but what i want to know is how fast the cpu us compared to snapdragon s4 pro in performance and battery life, alsi what gpu is it using, mali 400 or something better, i just need these statistics ravealed before i jump on board coz right now s4 pro is in the lead but the cortex a15 are rolling out & the quadcore varient in 6weeks, get this or s4 devices or wait for a15 devices….??

  • Hussey