With Google set to release Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich soon, original design manufacturers (ODM) like Huawei, Meizu, and other second tier companies are in a rush to bring the latest Android updates to their respective devices to the global market.
Recently, Meizu CEO Jack Wong has confirmed that the Meizu M9 and the upcoming Meizu MX will get the latest updates:
The release date for the MX remains unchanged, but for the MX & M9 we will try our best to upgrade to (Android) 4.0 as soon as possible.
Wong also confidently said that the company will stick with the December target release date for the Meizu phones.
According to Wong, there will be two variants of the MX. One with 16 GB storage will come with a dual-core processor, while the 32-GB variant will sport a faster quad-core processor. Both phones will use A9 processors.
Both devices are reported to carry a 4.3-inch High Definition display, an 8-megapixel rear camera, and a front-facing camera.
In pursuit of giving the best quality of photos, Wong confirmed that the MX’s shooter will be changed to a more advanced back-illuminated camera, which Wong believes can match the iPhone 4S’s high-end camera.
The device is also reported to sport a microUSB port and support for HSPA+ networks (up to 21 Mbps).
The Meizu MX is reported to command a price of ¥4,999 (US$780) for the 32-GB version, while the 16-GB sibling will be sold cheaper at ¥3,999 (US$625).
With the latest Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich and a monstrous quad-core processor, Meizu MX will make other powerful smartphones look just like ordinary phones.
What do you think of the Meizu MX’s powerful specs?