After weeks of delay Meizu has finally taken the wrap off the launch of its quad-core Android smartphone, Meizu MX Quad-core.
According to the Chinese company, the 32GB version of the smartphone will be available for purchase in Meizu's retail stores starting June for $480 USD in China and $400 USD in Hong Kong.
The 64GB Meizu MX Quad-core will be priced at $635 USD in Mainland China and $530 USD in Hong Kong, respectively.
There's more good news, as the company decided to reduce the price of the original MEIZU MX smartphone to $380 USD in China and $335 USD in Hong Kong, respectively. The discount for the original Meizu MX is effective as of April 16.
Meizu also announced that the company would release back covers in five colors in addition to the original white, which will allow Meizu MX Quad-core users to experience the device as they desire.
Dubbed “the first smartphone in the world to use the brand new and powerful Exynos A9 quad-core processor,” Meizu has yet to announce the speed of the CPUs embedded onto the MX Quad-core.
However, we already know that the Exynos A9 CPU is power efficient and features the 32nm HKMG (High-K Metal Gate) technology, especially optimized to reduce CPU power consumption by up to 20%.
The handset manufacturer claims that 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.”
Furthermore, the MX Quad-core comes with a 292 PPI high-definition ASV display, as well as an 8-megapixel BSI camera with an f/2.2 lens aperture. It is also worth mentioning the MX Quad-core runs Meizu's own Flyme operating system, which is based on Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich.