Would You Forsake the Galaxy S II or DROID Bionic for a Quad-Core Meizu MX?
The Samsung Galaxy S II (U.S. versions) and the Motorola DROID Bionic just may lose a lot of the hype that they have amazingly sustained despite painfully long delays in launch and release. That is, if the Meizu MX’s unveiling goes ahead next month as announced by Meizu CEO Jack Wong.
Meizu’s top boss recently announced on the Meizu forums that the 4.0-inch Android superphone will be debuted in China in late September and that the Meizu MX will come in two variants: a dual-core version with 16 GB of storage and a quad-core version with 32 GB of storage.
Wong was also reported to have mentioned on the forums that the Meizu MX will have a black stainless steel body and a removable back cover.
We can’t say much about what quad-core chip will be running on the Meizu MX. Quad-cores from Samsung, Qualcomm, and ARM are still a few months away–probably in the first half of next year at the earliest–so they’re unlikely candidates. NVIDIA’s quad-core Tegra 3 (Kal-El) seems a likely candidate, as is Freescale’s i.MX 6. But, who knows? Meizu might just pull off a surprise.
Reports say that the phone will have support for HSPA+ connectivity (21 Mbps), either a 1024×854 or 1200×900 touchscreen (other reports say it will have a 960×640 resolution just like the Meizu M9, its predecessor), an 8-megapixel primary camera, and Android 2.3 Gingerbread. Rumored retail price (no contract) is about US$550.
Much of the details about the Meizu MX are still up in the air. But, we’ll soon find out when September comes. If all these rumors turn out to be true, the Meizu MX just may come out as the world’s first quad-core smartphone–and that could potentially make the Samsung Galaxy S II or the Motorola DROID Bionic seem like yesterday’s news.
Speculation is that this powerful superphone will limit its circulation to China when it is released later this year, despite its buzz-worthy and high-end specs. But, would you get one if this heads to the U.S.?
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