The Meizu MX4 may go down a different route from previous MX devices, but a similar one to other smartphones this year – releasing two configurations, one for high-end and one for mid-range buyers, with changes internally.
According to the report, the major change will be on the processor side, the high-end Meizu MX4 is likely to come with Qualcomm’s new quad-core Snapdragon 805 and the mid-range variant will apparently come with a MediaTek processor.
Another feature set for the high-end edition is the 2056 x 1536 display, the same resolution as Apple’s retina display on the iPad Mini. Meizu will condense the pixels on Apple’s iPad Mini into a 5.5-inch display for the Meizu MX4.
The mid-range handset will sport a modest 1920 x 1080 display instead of the “retina display” on the high-end Meizu MX4. Truly, it looks like the mid-range Meizu MX4 will just be the MX3 with some small updates to the software and a slight upgrade in performance.
For those that don’t know Meizu, the company is well known for delivering their own devices, with well designed hardware and impressive software, named Flyme OS, a variant of Android. Unlike most OEM skinning options, Meizu knows how to get it right on both fronts, making them one of the most popular Chinese manufacturers.
Meizu has not had the incredible success Xiaomi has had in the past, but this is probably due to the company being a high-end only brand, not selling their smartphones for dirt cheap like Xiaomi, even though the Meizu MX4 will be cheaper than most flagships outside of China.