You’d be forgiven for not knowing anything about the Meizu manufacturing company. Although they were once touted as the company that could kill Apple’s iPhone, they failed miserably when they first tried to replicate the former’s success.
Well, undeterred they are back in the smart phone business and are hoping that their latest offering can restore their reputation. Keen to create an impressive piece of tech, Meizu compiled a huge collection of user feedback from across the world, throughout the creation of the Meizu MX smartphone, to ensure that the final product is as perfect as it could be upon its release.
The resulting spec is quite impressive. The phone features an anti fingerprint coating lens on its main 8 megapixel camera which is capable of 1080P 30Fps. The front facing camera is a 0.3 megapixel.
The display is 16 million colors, 4-inch 960*640 resolution ASV screen, at the heart of the beast is a snappy 1.4GHz dual-core A9 CPU. It also comes equipped with the Flyme OS, which is a somewhat reworked version of Android’s Gingerbread OS.
The company will soon release an updated version of their Flyme OS, which will be based on Android 4.0’s Ice Cream Sandwich OS. There’s no word yet on the usability of the OS, but its reworked nature should lend itself to improved functionality on the new handset.
You’ll be able to grab the handset for a reasonable $380 (£250), when it’s released later in the year. You may want to preorder yourself one though. When it was released in China, on New Year’s Day, it drew massive crowds of people who queued for hours to get their hands on one.