Chinese manufacturer Meizu has announced that it will ship its first quad-core smartphone this June. Styled as the Meizu MX Quad-core, the flagship phone will be the first in the world to use Samsung’s Exynos A9 chip and its 32nm HKMG technology. Although Meizu didn’t specify the clock speed of the processor, speed junkies need not worry, because Meizu claims that the CPU will be 60% faster than the dual-core variant of the Meizu MX, with the GPU receiving a 50% performance boost.
The power-efficient Exynos A9 chip on the Meizu MX Quad-core also means that the phone will draw less power, with a claimed CPU power consumption that is 20% smaller than previous iterations. Coupled with the 1700mAh battery, this should give power users some peace of mind when out and about.
The Meizu MX Quad-core comes with an high definition ASV display with a great 292 PPI pixel density. If the phone retains its 4-inch display, then it is likely we’ll see the new Meizu MX touting a 1024 x 600 screen resolution. An 8MP BSI rear camera with f/2.2 lens has been thrown in as well, making the phone even more desirable.
Set to be available this June in 400 retail stores across China and Hong Kong and running a customized Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, the 16GB and 32GB models of the Meizu MX Quad-core smartphone will go for HKD $3099 and $4099, respectively. That’s roughly $400 and $530 in US dollars. Making way for the newer quad-core phone, the price of the dual-core Meizu MX will be adjusted to $2599 HKD or $330 starting today.