Meizu MX4 – Tough Competition for The Xiaomi Mi4

The MX4 is coming as the successor of last year’s MX3, which stunned the audience with its incredible 128 GB of internal memory. It is believed to be the first smartphone to come which such internal storage capacity. The MX3, like the new MX4, is built by Meizu, which is one of the leading smartphone manufacturers from China.

Chinese brands made a habit out of implementing smartphone designs similar to that of Apple’s iPhone. The images showing the new Meizu MX4 offer a clear resemblance to the upcoming iPhone6. Such resemblance can also be noticed when comparing the Apple device to Xiaomi’s devices. The MX4 has only been released in select regions up until this moment, but pack quite the punch when it comes to specifications.

The leaked pictures are supposedly of Meizu’s standard edition of the upcoming MX4 handset, but there is another version of the device in the works, reportedly. A better, more premium, high-end version. As for the standard version, it seems it will come with a removable back cover and narrow bezels.

The MX4 will feature a 5 inch display that will be capable of operating at a maximum resolution of 1900 x 1080. Digging deeper into the phone’s configuration, we find the processing unit, which is a MediaTek-made MT6595 processor. A plausible scenario for the device’s CPU, is that it may feature four larger 2.2 GHz Cortex-A17 cores, and four smaller 1.7 Ghz Cortex- A7 cores.

The premium version of the device, however, is set to feature all around improvements, such as a bigger display of 5.5 inches, compared to the 5 inches of the standard version, while the resolution is also bigger, 2560 x 1536. Also, the selected processing unit for this version seems to be the Exynos 5430 produced by Samsung. The Samsung-influenced specifications don’t stop there, as the Meizu phone is also set to feature a fingerprint scanner, similar to what Samsung implemented for their Galaxy S5. RAM memory seems to be the same in both cases, 3 GB.

As for software, one version is supposedly set to run Ubuntu Touch OS, while the other one will run Flyme 4.0, an operating system developed by Meizu themselves, which is based on Google’s Android operating system. For the standard MX4 version, a September announcement and a $320 starting price are predicted.


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