Just only last month, phone maker Meizu had released their MX4 smartphone to compete with the current flagship segment, and they have been on a warpath ever since. It appears that they have been working on a more powerful model of the MX4, and it will be called the Meizu MX4 Pro. Sources point out that it may be officially launch in October 28 but now it looks like it has been delayed until November.
The difference between the two devices are quite wide. The MX4 Pro will offer a similar display size as the MX4 at 5.4” but it has a higher resolution of 2560×1536, where the MX4 only has 1920×1152. One notable feature not seen on the MX4 will be the embedded fingerprint scanner on the home button, bringing the unlock feature as seen on the iPhone 5S and Galaxy S5. As for performance, the MX4 Pro outruns the MX4, thanks to its powerful Exynos 5430 octa-core processor that’s found on the Galaxy Alpha and 3GB of RAM. As comparison, the MX4 runs on Mediatek’s MT6595 octa-core processor with just 2GB of RAM. Camera wise, the MX4 Pro might have the same 20.7-megapixel camera by Sony that’s also found on the MX4. As for the front camera, it is said to feature a 13-megapixel shooter, which is a huge upgrade over the MX4’s 2-megapixel front-facing camera.
The MX4 Pro may come with Android KitKat that’s skinned under Flyme 4.0 UI, but there has been rumours about the MX4 Pro running on Ubuntu Touch. The device may be going for CNY 2,499 (Roughly RM1300), and will be made available via their website, with international shipping. Although Meizu is not officially present in Malaysia, we can always count on our grey importers to offer such devices in Malaysia. At the moment, retailer IPMart is now accepting pre-orders for the MX4 starting at RM1,299.
For almost 2 years now, phone makers in China have been spearheading into the Malaysian market mercilessly. They brought in phones that were not only very affordable, but packed with high specs and features, without having to break your bank wide open. The rising company Meizu, one of many Chinese phone makers like Oppo, Xiaomi, Huawei and OnePlus, has recently released their Meizu MX4, and it’s something to be really impressed about.
Being leaked for quite some time already, the device was finally unveiled in Beijing, and now it’s making its way to Malaysia. Unofficially of course, thanks to our local grey importers.
The picture above was taken using the Meizu MX. By its own right, the China-made Meizu MX takes stunning pictures but it’s when you compare it with the iPhone 4S, you see how amazing the phone is considering how much it costs.
The Meizu MX retails for HK$3,099, which at today’s exchange rate is about RM1,265. That’s ridiculously cheap when you look at the spec sheet. For less that RM1,300 you get an Android 2.3 smartphone with a 1.4Ghz dual-core Exynos processor with 1GB of RAM, a 4-inch 960×640 pixel LCD and an 8MP camera with a backlit sensor (similar technology used in the iPhone 4S and the Sony Xperia ray, arc, and arc S).
From the sample pictures, we’re really impressed with the camera performance of this Meizu MX and when you consider the asking price and from what we’ve read about this little known Android smartphone , we’re seriously wondering why the MX has not yet arrived here, surely there is great potential for the Meizu MX here.
Head on over to after the jump for a few more side-by-side sample picture comparison between the Meizu MX and the iPhone 4S.
Remember the Meizu M9? The Android 2.2 smart phone with a Sharp developed ASV display technology to rival the iPhone 4’s Retina Display caused quite a sensation in China with huge masses of people standing in line to purchase the device when it was launched. Now those of you who are interested to get one here can and here’s how.
A Hong Kong online retailer DealExtreme has started offering pre-orders of the Meizu M9 which opens an opportunity for us Malaysians to buy it thru them. There’s no guaranteed availability date and there’s a note mentioning that due to shortages, they can’t guarantee delivery time. DealExtreme normally offers free shipping worldwide for those who wait but at $449 or about RM1377, we suggest you take up a premium shipping for greater peace of mind.
Specwise, it is written as powered by a Samsung Galaxy S’s 1GHz processor with PowerVR SGX540 GPU and it comes with 8GB Storage on board. Official specs are available here.
If you’re interested, head to DealExtreme Meizu 9 product page.
Just look at that. These people are not coming by the droves for the latest iDevice they are in fact standing in line to get the latest China-made Android device — the Meizu M9. Yeap, we can’t believe it either but it is definitely an awesome sight.
Unlike Apple’s usual limit of two or three purchases per customer at launch of a hot device, Miezu retailers set no such limit. All these people standing in line are allowed to but as many Meizu M9s as they like.
The Meizu M9 runs a skinned Android 2.2 powered by a 1GHz processor. It also features a 3.5-inch 960×640 using Sharp’s ASV display technology which reported offers performance and clarity that rivals the iPhone 4‘s Retina Display which has the same pixel count.
Wonder if CSL will be able to launch something that will garner the same level of fandom here in Malaysia?
Head on to after the jump for more epic human line pictures and a video presentation of the Meizu M9