If you wanted a secretive CEO for your company stay well clear of Meizu’s chef Jack Wong who has been up to his old tricks again and leaked details of his companies 4.4 inch Meizu MX2 phone!
We already know quite a bit about the phone from the type of CPU, amount of RAM and more, but one details which has alluded us until now was the resolution of the 4.4 inch screen.
Thanks to Jack Wong though we need wonder no more as he has leaked screen shots from the new device which confirm the new Meizu MX2 will have a resolution of 1280 x 720.
What else is interesting from the screen shot are the icons shown which could hint at the look and feel of the new version of Meizu’s, very pretty, Flyme OS which (we hope) will be based on Android 4.1 (4.2 too soon?) Jelly Bean.
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It also looks like Meizu have moved improved the headphone jack on the MX2 and have also dumped the capacitive buttons on the screen and replaced them with on-screen buttons which can be seen with the presence of a back button on the bottom left of the screen.
Fans on the Meizu forums were also quick to point out that the MX2 has the same fantastic 3G reception as current Meizu phone 😉
Thank to Igor for the tip!
Thanks to you Andy for your great blog! I hope to see Jelly Bean also on my MX m030 soon!
Meizu phones are always very expensive and I don’t know why I’d get one instead of a cheaper Chinese one for less , a much better Chinese one for same price or for the same thing from a better brand like Samsung.
Because when you buy a Meizu, you are supporting a company that actually designs a phone rather than builds it to the bottom dollar. You are also buying from a company that designs and builds its phones in-house with employees who are part of that company, rather than some faceless factory. If you buy in China or Hong Kong, you are also backed by a network of stores providing sales and service. And when you buy a Meizu in China, you may operate under the assumption that, in one or two product cycles, you will be able to trade in that phone with credit toward the latest Meizu device. Then there’s the story above: Meizu has people who actually deep-think how a UI should look and function. Count the number of GizChina stories on that topic… You may find bugs and/or be frustrated, but you also know that firmware is supported and upgraded throughout the life-cycle of the device. The M9, on sale in January 2011, is still being updated. Meizu isn’t perfect by any stretch but, warts and all, they alone proved there was a market for higher-end, boutique smartphones designed and manufactured by a Chinese company. In an ADD-addled marketplace in which the Next Big Thing has a shelf-life of 6 months or less, I’ll put my money on the tortoise over the hare.