China has tablets, smartphones, laptops, and host of electronic stuff to compete against the best from the European and American manufacturers and now many of them have outgrown the cheap stuff classification.
One of these manufacturers looking to make the West sit up and take notice is Meizu.
Chinese manufacturer Meizu has unveiled the smart looking MX dual-core smartphone which is set to release on January 1, 2012. This could be a forerunner to Meizu’s quad-core phone. The first thing that strikes you when you glance at this phone is that it is isn’t like many of the cheap Chinese products. It looks distinctly upmarket and has a somewhat iPhone-like feel to it.
Some highlighting features are:
- Thickness of .41 inches
- 8-megapixel and 1080p video recording
- LED flash-equipped camera
- Unique navigational buttons and
- AVS 960x640-pixel 4-inch display with 292ppi pixel density.
Within its slim and attractive contours is also a secondary microphone exclusively for noise cancellation.
One of the key stand-out attractions of Meizu MX is the Pentaband 3G connectivity and HSPA+ support. It employs Micro SIM along with USB host and MHL-HDMI. The other outstanding feature is of course the dual-core 1.4GHz Samsung Exynos 4210 SoC processor. It is packed with internal storage capacity of 16GB. Currently, Meizu MX runs on Google’s Android 2.3.5 Gingerbread OS which comes along with Meizu’s customized OS, Flyme. Meizu, however, has already informed that 2012 will see an OS update to Android Ice Cream Sandwich.
Meizu MX will be launched in China from 2012, but it remains to be seen what Meizu’s international plans are and whether India figures in them. It is expected at a price tag of around Rs 20,000 to 25,000 in India.
To sum up, Meizu MX appears to be a great looking, upmarket product, though it won’t set the performance charts on fire as initially expected. However the excitement surrounding it has a lot to do with the expectation of the aforementioned quad-core phone. It could be sometime in 2012, but it better be sooner rather than later or it won’t end up becoming a breakthrough product after all.