Meizu, the often-ridiculed but lately impressive Chinese manufacturer, has pulled the covers off its latest flagship. The Meizu MX Quad-core is an updated version of last year's MX with, you guessed it, a quad-core processor. But the interesting thing isn't that it's coming out - there's plenty of quad-core phones and tablets around - but which company's providing the power. According to Meizu's press release, the phone will be using a Samsung Exynos A9 processor. Could this be the very same quad-core chip that a Samsung executive hinted would show up in the Galaxy S III? We should find out soon enough.
Meizu MX finally launched today in China and Hong Kong to great fanfare. Pre orders have been offered and strongly encouraged since December 15th in an effort to quell the very large crowds that waited to buy a M9 last year. Stores notified customers that had pre-ordered the phone, last month, to come in and pick them up. Crowds appeared outside the stores today nonetheless, though not as large in number as last year.
4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich will keep coming in over the next few months, we are now getting confirmation from another company, Meizu, that their line of smartphones will be updated to the latest and greatest. Earlier this week Meizu CEO Jack Wong casually mentioned on their forums that many of their top devices will receive updates to ICS.
back in August. This quad-core powered Android superphone was said to be coming late September in a 16GB dual-core variety, as well as a 32GB quad-core beast and now we have more details and a release date.
the iPhone-esque M9 has had its next phone, the MX outed by its CEO on Meizu's forums. What's really surprising is that along with the end of September release date, came news that the phone would be available in 16 GB dual-core and 32 GB quad-core varieties.
too long ago that the device finally launched. The expectation for the device created some pretty long lines, which was made worse by the fact that Meizu's CEO still doesn't have any plans to actually release the device outside of China any time soon. That's not going to stop independent retailers, though, and that's exactly what Hong Kong-based retailer DealExtreme is doing. They are more than happy to sell you the device, as long as you can take a bit of a mark-up in the process.
the M9 Android phone, with a 1GHz processor, display extremely similar to iPhone 4, and working on 2.2 Froyo. Apparently even though this was the first day of the year, and just like basically everywhere else in the world is a public holiday, people lined up starting at 8PM the night before - celebrating the new year in line for an Android phone! These lines formed at two Meizu stores in Shenzhen, China and formed in the cold (it's cold there too!) despite the CEO of Meizu Jack Wong discouraging them from doing so since, as he said, "all the flagship stores will have sufficient stock" for pre-orderers. Antsy customers!
The device will feature the following:
- 3.5-inch 960 x 640 resolution screen ("Retina" Quality)
- 1GHz S5PC110 processor
- Android 2.2 Froyo
- Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR
- GPS, 802.11b/g/n
- removable 1370mAH lithium-polymer battery