Rumour: Meizu plan to hit Xiaomi where it hurts with the Meizu MX4


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There is no love lost between Xiaomi and Meizu and it’s only going to escalate, well if these rumours are true, with the launch of the Meizu MX4.

Meizu’s current flagship phone, the MX3 with Exynos octacore processor, was launched back in September and is about ripe for an update. As is usual in the case of Meizu we didn’t need to wait too long before Jack Wong hit up the forums and started to talk about his companies next move.

According to JW the Meizu MX4 will be larger than current Meizu phones and have a 5.5-inch 2560 x 1536 resolution display. If you are counting that makes for a screen with a pixel density of 543ppi!

Other updates include 3GB RAM, 5 mega-pixel front camera, 16 mega-pixel rear and Flyme 4.0 based on Android 4.4 Kitkat. Interestingly the phone could also finally ditch Samsung in favour of Qualcomm and their Snapdragon 805 CPU as processor of choice.

So where exactly do Meizu hope to hit Xiaomi? Well it’s in the price department as the Meizu MX4 is rumoured to start from just 1999 Yuan! If this is the case how will Xiaomi respond and what could the Mi4 have to offer over the Meizu?

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13 Comments

  1. inkflow
    April 20, 2014

    And the most important thing: It will run Ubuntu!

    • Stavros G
      April 20, 2014

      how?

      • inkflow
        April 20, 2014

        Out of the box, I expect.

  2. Simon
    April 20, 2014

    Will the Xiaomi Mi4 & Meizu MX4 both launch around the same time ?

  3. Freeje
    April 20, 2014

    That’s what they should have done in the first place as they don’t have the resources and the marketing know-how to compete with Apple in the premium segment of the smartphone market.

  4. shmox
    April 20, 2014

    I don’t like how prices when the phone launch is about double price of the rumored ones. 1999 yuan ? Really ? Heuh! Don’t think so.

    • April 20, 2014

      In China the Mi3 launched at 1999 Yuan just as it was rumoured. Most of these phones aren’t available via official reseller outside of China this is why the prices increase.

  5. Simon
    April 20, 2014

    The Xiaomi Mi4 & Meizu MX4 may have more takers if the OnePlus One doesn’t turn out to be as expected !

  6. njren
    April 20, 2014

    So it’s cool to post rumors attributed to -I quote- “some Weibo users” but you stand in solidarity with OnePlus. Selective integrity I guess. Seriously, stop following MyDrivers; you’re scraping the gutter of tech reporting in China.

    By the way, Jack Wong hasn’t “hit up the forums” to talk about screen size and pixels since last December.

    If you want to post some more recent news from Jack Wong, why not post about the internal company debate over whether to continue with 15:9 or switch to a more commonplace (and less costly) 16:9 panel?

  7. Xiaolu
    April 21, 2014

    Hummm… I don’t see any benefits in that monstrosity of screen… FHD is more than enough. Price would be reasonable, but I’d wait until Qualcomm SD 810 is launched, to fully take advantage of 64bits architecture, adding 4GB RAM and a full Ubuntu Touch version and Android dual boot. That’d be really cool, premium stuff.

  8. olivier
    April 22, 2014

    I hope a 4000 mah battery too ^^