The MEIZU MX was first revealed back in fall of last year debuting with a dual-core processor. During the unveiling, MEIZU did reveal that a quad-core version of the MX would be made available in the future. Today, they’ve officially announced that the quad-core model will hit stores in China and Hong Kong sometime on June 30th.
The phone will look exactly the same on the outside and the processor will be the only change. The phone will sport the Exynos A9 quad-core CPU at 32nm. As for the rest, it’s the same as its predecessor with a 4″ qHD (960 x 540) screen, 8MP rear camera, and 1700mAh battery. It also runs the “Flyme OS” UI, and will ship with Android 4.0.
The MX quad-core will be offered in two models: 32GB and 64GB, and priced at roughly ￥2999/3999 CNY ($425 USD) and $3099/4099 HKD ($630 USD) respectively. The company is also dropping the price of the dual-core model to ￥2399 CNY/$2599 HKD ($380 USD), effective immediately. Definitely not a bad price range for an unlocked phone. Here is MEIZU’s full press release from April after the break:
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, itwill 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.