Meizu today unveiled its first Quad-Core smartphone, simply named Meizu MX Quad-Core. Surprisingly the device features a Samsung Exynose chipset, to be more specific, the device is powered by Cortex-A9-based, 32nm HKMG quad-core Samsung Exynos chip. While Meizu hasn’t yet revealed the clock speed or RAM but the Exynos will make sure that geeks drool. The company claims to reduce power consumption by up to 20% with the new SoC and is 60% faster, and GPU 50% faster compared to the previous MX.
Meizu hasn’t even revealed the exact screen size or the resolution but mentions that the MX Quad-core features a ASV display with 292 ppi. It features a 8 megapixel camera paired with a F/2.2 lens. The battery too has been modestly incresed to 1700 mAh from 1600 mAh in the MX.
The MX Quad-core will come with a new modified “Flyme OS” based on Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. There are two memory variants 32GB and 64GB which will cost you 2999 yuan and 3999 yuan respectively (about $475 and $635). The phones will go on sale through Meizu’s retail partners in mainland China and Hong Kong and is expected for June, with no international plans for the moment.
The MX also has seen a drop a price and is now reduced to ¥2,399 (US$380) and HK$2,599 (US$335). You can check out the Press Release below:
MEIZU officially announces the new MEIZU MX Quad-core
MEIZU announces the world’s first smartphone with the quad-core Exynos A9 CPU
HONG KONG – April 16, 2012 – MEIZU today announces the brand new MEIZU MX Quad-core smartphone to be available in June this year. Among many surprises, the MEIZU MX Quad-core is the first smartphone in the world to use the brand new and powerful Exynos A9 quad-core processor.
The MX Quad-core uses a power efficient quad-core Exynos A9 CPU with industry-leading 32 nm HKMG technology which has been optimized to reduce CPU power consumption by up to 20%. In addition, it will last even longer with a new 1700mAh battery.
With its state-of-the art hardware, the MEIZU MX Quad-core is better in every way than its predecessor. The MEIZU MX Quad-core CPU is 60% faster, and GPU 50% faster compared to the previous MX. Whether it is browsing through menus, playing the latest games, or watching 1080p video, the MX Quad-core easily beats dual-core devices.
MX Quad-core comes with a vivid 292 PPI high definition ASV display. With no visible pixels on the screen, it provides the user with the ideal smartphone viewing experience. On the back side, the MX Quad-core has an 8 megapixel BSI camera with an f/2.2 lens aperture, capable of taking great photos even in low light conditions. The MX Quad-core will come with MEIZU’s unique Flyme OS based on Android 4.0, providing users with beauty, simplicity and buttery smooth performance at every interaction.
The MEIZU MX Quad-core will be available in MEIZU’s 400 retail stores during June at ¥2999/3999 CNY and $3099/4099 HKD for capacities 32GB and 64GB in Mainland China and Hong Kong, respectively. With MX Quad-core, the company also releases MX back covers in five colors in addition to the original white, allowing users to experience the MX on their own terms. Coinciding with the announcement of MEIZU MX Quad-core, the MEIZU MX will have its price adjusted to ¥2399 CNY and $2599 HKD in Mainland China and Hong Kong respectively. The reduced price for the MEIZU MX is effective as of April 16, 2012.
Founded in 2003, MEIZU began producing music players which later came to be world renowned. Since 2008, all efforts have been focused on creating great smartphones, which has made the company one of China’s most loved smartphone brands. As a company, MEIZU seeks to transcend convention and imagination, with the ultimate goal of making products worthy of dreams. For more information, please visit http://en.meizu.com