Looks like the smartphone market in China is about to shake a little with the appearance of a new high-end phone. There were rumors about the Meizu MX2, circulating for about two weeks, and finally the company unveiled the device. It is a nice surprise to find out that most rumors turned out to be true. The Meizu MX2 features quad-core processor, Android Jelly Bean 4.1 and 4.4-inch touch screen with a 1280 x 800 pixel resolution, which translates to impressive 347 ppi.
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The Meizu MX2 packs a 4.4-inch “gapless” display with a 1280 x 800 pixel resolution, which translates to 347 ppi. The display is made in efficient “New Mode 2” technology, the description of which pretty much sounds like IGZO. Under the hood of the MX2 there is a Samsung-made quad-core 1.6GHz Cortex-A9 SoC dubbed “MX5S” processor, a 30-percent “faster than before” CPU and 2 GB of RAM. The handset comes in three memory versions: 16 GB, 32 GB and 64 GB.
The phone comes with 8 megapixel rear backside-illuminated camera with 1080p HD video and a 2 MP front-facing camera capable of shooting 720p HD video and other cool features such as 21 Mbps HSDPA, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0, GPS, dual-mic noise cancellation, MHL video output, and S/PDIF audio output.
The phone runs Android 4.1 Jelly Bean, with Flyme user interface, which modifies the operating system heavily. The good news is that, if you do not like Flyme 2.0 for some reason, you will be able to root the phone and flash custom ROMs. The weak point is definitely the phones battery, which is only 1800 mAh, and may not be powerful enough to handle the 1.6 GHz processor properly.
The Meizu MX2 will be available starting mid-December in China. The base version, with 16 GB of storage, will go for ¥2,499 ($400), while the 32 and 64 GB models will be ¥500 and ¥1,500 extra (meaning ¥2,999 and ¥3,999, or $480 and $640).