Late last month, we got a chance to see the front panel of the Meizu MX4, which sported some of the thinnest bezels we have ever seen. Now today we are getting a better look at the phone.
As you can see, the MX4 is definitely taking design cues from the iPhone, but it also resembles the Xiaomi Mi 4. This photo is supposedly the “standard version” of the MX4, implying there will also be a higher-end model. The good news is that we can expect the same narrow bezels on this version.
According to the last report we saw, Meizu hopes to release the Meizu MX4 in August. The successor to the MX3 is expected to come with a 5.5-inch screen. To help keep the overall size of the device down, Meizu appears to have figured out how to manufacture it with some extremely thin bezels on the sides. So small that at 1.1 millimeters, the Meizu MX4 will be able to lay claim to having the thinnest bezels on a smartphone in the world.
News from Chinese sources indicate Meizu is working on accelerating the release of the successor to the Meizu MX3 to August of this year. The Meizu MX4 will reportedly be produced in two different configurations with one of them possibly selling for as little as 2,000 yuan ($320 USD). Even at that price point, it appears Meizu still plans to produce a high-end smartphone running a 5.5-inch screen at 1920 x 1080 resolution. The other variant of the MX4, tentatively dubbed the “Pro” version, will supposedly come with an even better 2560 x 1536 resolution 5.5-inch screen producing 543ppi.
The Xiaomi Redmi Note is a budget smartphone with an octa-core processor and 5.5-inch 720p display, which is set to be launched in the Chinese market tomorrow, March 26, with a price tag of $130. Hearing this news, its competitor, Meizu, has posted the above teaser image of its upcoming handset called the Blue Charm Note which sports an octacore processor as well.
The teaser image reveals the specs of the device as well. It will sport a 5.5-inch 1080p display (compared to Redmi Note’s 720p display), octacore MT6592 processor, 8 mega-pixel camera and Flyme 3.0. While the device has a lower camera sensor compared to Redmi Note’s 13 MP camera, the company says that its own camera will take better photos because of the optimizations they made. As for the price, it has been blurred but according to past rumors, the price will lie in 1000 Yuan ($161) range.
Meizu has begun sending out invitations to an event scheduled for March 6th in Paris. While the invitation doesn’t give specifics on the event, the speculation is that the MX4 will be released.
We don’t know exactly what the device will feature, but it will likely either use the Snapdragon 801 processor or one of Samsung’s chips.
Many people are also hoping to find out about Meizu’s global plans, and considering the event is being help in Paris, they may announce plans to start selling devices in Europe.
Source: Into Mobile
Popular Chinese manufacturer Meizu has just announced its newest flagship device, as well as the device’s younger brother.
Now that the MX4G and the MX4G Mini are official, you’d expect that we could give you some confirmed specs as well, right?
Meizu’s upcoming phone, the MX3, will apparently run Ubuntu as well as Android. This dual-boot feature will be extremely useful especially for developer-types who like to make use of both operating systems for programming.
How do we know this? The Meizu Weibo website recently leaked photos of the device running Ubunto— the information comes just a few days after Canonical founder Mark Shuttleworth said that there is a Ubuntu device in the works that would be coming from a high-end manufacturer.
The device is expected to come to the United States in Q3 and will also run Android 4.2.2.
Source: Phone Arena
Meizu recently announced that they were ready to take their next step in entering the U.S. market by making an appearance at CES 2014 with some of their devices. We caught up with them on the floor of CES 2014 and got to spend a couple minutes checking out the Meizu MX3 smartphone. The flagship device comes loaded with an Exynos octa-core processor, 2GB of RAM and a 5.1-inch 1080p display. Meizu has Android 4.2 running on the device with their Flyme UI on top of that.
Meizu says the MX3 will not be the actual phone for the manufacturers U.S. debut. A device with even better hardware and support for 4G LTE is expected some time in the third quarter of 2014. The Meizu MX3 does give potential customers an idea of what might be possible though.
You can check out our hands on video after the break while checking out our CES 2014 coverage here on TalkAndroid.
Meizu CEO Jack Wong posted in the Meizu forums that the MX4 will have 2 versions. The Pro version will sport a 5.5-inch 2560 x 1536 (15:9) display. They will also offer a more economical version that includes a 5-inch 1080p (1920 x 1080) display. It will also have an octa-core MediaTek processor. Unfortunately, we don’t know what processor the Pro version will have. Another added speculation is that at least one of the models will sport a Lytro camera, which would be an Android first.
Meizu announced plans to offer their phones in the U.S. in 2014, and we assume MX4 will be on the list.
In a very brief press release issued this afternoon, Chinese manufacturer Meizu announced that they are targeting their United States launch to be next year. In doing so, they will preview a new line of smartphones at the Consumer Electronics Show next month in Las Vegas.
Why is Meizu entering the United States? Because they feel they can bring together elegance, functionality, and price in a smartphone. For now, we do not know what carriers Meizu plans on working with. We’ll be there to get a hands on experience with whatever Meizu has up its sleeve.