Meizu made it to the headlines about two years ago when the company revealed that its MX smartphone would pack a quad-core ship, which was pretty innovative back in the day. It turned out that users were content with a dual-core version of the phone. The MX had a successor in the form of the MX2. Today a third-generation model was announced at the Beijing National Aquatics Center. Called simply MX3, the phone will be available in as many as four storage options. The prices will range from CNY2,499 (about $410) for the 16 GB model, to CNY3,999 (about $650) for the 128 GB version.
Meizu MX3 Android Smartphone
The Meizu MX3 features a 5.1-inch display with a resolution of 1800 x 1080 pixels. The resolution is rather unusual for a smartphone and gives the phone an odd 15:9 aspect ratio. Actually, it is not much of a surprise, since the company’s atypical aspect ratios are one of its distinctive features. The phone is powered by a 1.6 GHz Exynos 5 Octa chipset with four Cortex A15 cores ticking along the quad Cortex A7 clocked at 1.2 GHz.
The device packs 2 GB of RAM and 16, 32, 64 or an impressive 128 GB of internal memory. The handset is equipped with an 8-megapixel rear camera from Sony with f/2.0 lens and zero-delay image stabilization, as well as a 2-megapixel front-facing shooter.
As far as connectivity is concerned, the Meizu MX3 offers NFC, dual-band Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0 and GPS navigation. Other notable features include Wolfson audio chip, Dirac HD codec and a dedicated audio amplifier. The phone runs Meizu’s custom Flyme 3.0 ROM and Android 4.2 Jelly Bean.