FAEA F1 Penguin Meizu MX2 clone with Snapdragon S4 for just $113

Sometime ago we reported on the FAEA F1 Penguin, a quad-core smartphone which features a similar design to the Meizu MX2. FAEA have announced that they plan to launch the phone on May 23rd priced at just 699 Yuan ($113).

The FAEA Penguin F1 sports the same design and even the same pulsating home button ring as the range topping Meizu MX2. Where the phone differentiates itself though is in the price and hardware departments.

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Meizu’s MX2 costs from 2499 Yuan ($406) with quad-core Samsung CPU, 8 mega-pixel camera and 4.4 inch display. The F1 Penguin is also powered by a quad-core CPU but in this case its a Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 MSM8225Q clocked at 1.2Ghz with 1GB RAM and prided at just 699 Yuan ($113).

Screen size is 4.5-inch with a resolution of 1280 x 720, there is an 8 mega-pixel camera on the rear, and if that wasn’t enough there is even NFC built-in.

faea f1 penguin rear

The FAEA F1 Penguin measures in at 128 x 63.8 x 10.3mm and weighs 140g. Like most Chinese phone makers FAEA will be making the phone available to their fans and forum members first.

Thanks to Fabrizio for the tip!

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  1. Calvin
    May 15, 2013

    May I just point out that the Qualcomm SoC in this is 4xCortex A5s, which will be even slower than the MTK6589. It’s not running a Krait, like in the N4 or Xiaomi M2.

    • darkwing
      May 15, 2013

      Entry level quad cores and it is cheaper than most mtk quad core phones, yet i’d like to see how it holds against mtk solution, since qualcomm usually just licences the instrucion set and not the architectures, that leaves them rom to improve, just as krait is not “cortex a15” but it has all the features of cortex a15, and well, mtk i think they just “designed” the SoC.

      • Michael Westcott
        May 16, 2013

        The 8225Q is a straight up Cortex A5.

  2. Simon
    May 15, 2013

    Is FAER a reputable brand, that we can look to in the near future for quality of handsets ?

  3. qunow
    May 15, 2013

    8225Q isn’t s4 pro, it is just s4 play.

  4. Airyl
    May 18, 2013

    According to their website, it is also has a 2.5mm bezel.

  5. thierry
    May 30, 2013

    Ordered one.. i don`t really see a better alternative this size specs and prize 🙂