Meizu will be announcing its affordable smart phones that would go head on with the likes of Xiaomi’s Redmi series. It will be announced at their upcoming “No Blue” event that’s taking place next Tuesday. For those who are curious, we now have an early peek of what may look like thanks to a couple of leaked shots.
The upcoming Blue Charm smart phone (aka Meizu K52) is said to come in 2 sizes – 4.7″ and 5.5″ which is similar to the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus. Both will be having Full HD resolution and the smaller 4.7″ model could be priced at 799 CNY (about RM447). If the pricing is true, this is possibly the most affordable new smart phone with a Full HD display.
Meizu has released a new Flyme OS software update to MX4 users in Malaysia which can be downloaded right now. Carrying the version number 18.104.22.168I, it offers a long list of bug fixes and improvements covering audio, camera WiFi, touch screen, GPS and battery life.
We’ve just started using the MX4 extensively this week and one of bigger issues plaguing our unit is its touch screen display. Sometimes the screen loses its multi-touch capabilities and it reacts strangely when you try to swipe or pinch to zoom. The only solution is to restart your phone. Hopefully the new update would fix this since it lists “Fix the occasional malfunction of the touch screen” in its change log.
To update your MX4, you can head over to Tools (folder) > Upgrade. It is advisable to use WiFi as the update is 638.6MB in size. Head after the break for the full Flyme OS 22.214.171.124I changelog.
Now couldn’t be a better time to pick up the Meizu MX4. With Lazada’s 12% off store wide promotion, the MX4 can be yours for only RM967 instead of the usual RM1,099 retail price. To redeem this offer, just use the promocode Lazada1212SW when checking out.
If you didn’t know, Meizu is the latest Chinese smart phone brand to invade the Malaysian smart phone space. The MX4 features a 5.35″ Full HD display and it is powered by an Antutu chart topping 2.2GHz Octa-Core MT6595 processor with 2GB of RAM. It current is available with only 16GB of on-board storage which is non expandable.
The MX4 smart phone has sourced a couple of components from Sony which includes its 20.7MP main camera and its 3,100mAh capacity battery. Out of the box, it runs on Android 4.4.4 but the actual experience is totally different with its custom Flyme 4.0 OS which is very much simplified from what we are used to.
To place your order, head over to Lazada’s Meizu MX4 product page. Take note that this is happening for today only, 12th December 2014.
The Antutu chart topping Meizu MX4 is currently available only in 16GB version. This could be little for some people especially when it lacks a microSD slot. Fret not as Meizu will be introducing its larger 32GB version in Malaysia and you can expect it to arrive before Christmas.
Pricing wise, the Meizu MX4 32GB version is likely to be priced at about RM1299, which is slightly more than its 16GB version that carries a RM1,099 price tag. If you’re interested to get an MX4, Lazada will be doing a special sale this Friday (12th December) where they could throwing extra offers for one day only.
During today’s official launch in Malaysia, the folks from Meizu have also shared that they are bringing in the MX4 Pro into Malaysia. In case you didn’t know, the MX4 Pro is their latest flagship which was announced last month. It features a higher 5.5″ Quad HD display and it runs on Samsung’s Exynos 5430 Octa-Core processor that’s mated to 3GB of RAM.
Recently Meizu is said to be announcing a new device that could possibly go head on with its affordable rival, the Xiaomi Redmi series. From its recent teaser, Meizu is definitely launching it this coming Thursday, 11th December.
Targeting for mass, the new device will be more affordable than its current MX4 and MX4 Pro models. Now word has it that this new Meizu model could be priced competitively at only 799 CNY (about RM452).
With Xiaomi expanding rapidly with its cheap and cheerful smart phones, Meizu needs to increase its presence as well as its product line up. After announcing the MX4 and MX4 Pro this year, the aspiring Chinese brand is said to be working on an affordable model that will not sacrifice too much on specs.
Currently codenamed as the Meizu K52, the specs were discovered through GFXBench with a compact 4.6″ Full HD screen. Powering the device is a newer MediaTek 1.7GHz Octa-Core MT6752 (Cortex-A53) processor that’s 4G LTE and 64-bit ready. It is mated with 2GB of RAM and likely to come with 16GB of on-board storage.
Pricing wise it is speculated to be around 1,000 CNY which is about RM568. Can Meizu give Xiaomi’s Redmi series a run for its money? We will find out soon enough as the new mid-ranger is expected to be announced today.
To recap on the specs, the MX4 offers a 5.36″ Full HD display and it runs on MediaTek’s 2.2GHz Octa-Core MT6595 processor that’s mated to 2GB of RAM. In terms of benchmark, the MX4 is smashing numbers of current flagships as it scores over 51,000 points on Antutu. It also gets a 20.7MP Sony Exmor RS main camera and keeping the device going is a 3,100mAh capacity battery that’s also sourced from Sony.
Hardware aside, the Meizu MX4 runs on their very own Flyme 4.0 OS which is very different from your typical Android experience. The usability is much simplified and it relies on gesture such as swiping up to switch on and to swipe up from the home button to go back. Switching off the device is done by long press on the home button. We’ve just gotten a unit so do watch out for our hands-on soon.
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UPDATE: The initial MX4 pre-order units have sold out. Next pre-order is taking place on 5th December.
The Meizu MX4 is now available for pre-orders in Malaysia through Lazada. Retailing at RM1,099 for the 16GB version, the Meizu MX4 will be officially available on 28th November and it comes with a choice of Grey, Gold and Silver body colours. So far there’s no word from Blue Kor Sdn Bhd, its local distributor on the local availability of its larger capacity 32GB and 64GB models.
To recap on the specs, the Meizu MX4 is yet another flagship smart phone from China which offers a 5.36″ Full HD display with MediaTek’s newer 2.2GHz Octa-Core MT6595 processor that’s mated to 2GB of RAM. For better imaging, it boast a higher 20.7MP 1/2.3″ main camera similar to Sony’s Xperia Z range and keeping the lights on is a 3,100mAh capacity battery. The Meizu MX4 is no slouch as it was ranked the top performer on AnTuTu benchmarks for last quarter. Out of the box, it runs on Android 4.4 with its custom Flyme 4.0 OS.
The front 2K resolution screen pushes 2560×1536 pixels, which gives a display aspect ratio of 5:3 that’s similar to its current MX4. Under the hood, it uses Samsung’s 20nm Exynos 5430 Octa-Core processor (4X Cortex A15 @ 2.0GHz + 4X Cortex A7 @ 1.5GHz) that’s currently powering the Galaxy Alpha. It also has a generous 3GB of RAM and it is available in 16GB, 32GB and 64GB storage capacities.
This year Malaysians have witness the invasion of Chinese brands in our local smart phone scene. Before the year is out, another Chinese maker, Meizu is finally arriving in Malaysia officially with its MX4 smart phone. This 5.36″ flagship device will be priced at RM1,099 for its 16GB version and it comes with a choice of 3 colours – Grey,Silver and Gold.
Lazada will be one of their online retail channels and pre-orders are expected to happen very soon ahead of its 28th November 2014 release. Meizu is distributed locally by Blue Kor Sdn Bhd and recently they have just started their Meizu Malaysia Facebook page.