Meizu MX4 tipped for an August release, multiple variants and a $320 price tag

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Meizu’s MX3 is among the most popular Chinese devices right now, and if we’re hearing right, the phone will soon be replaced by a newer iteration in the coming months.

Rumours about the next Meizu have been around for a while, including one which suggests that the device will come Q3 this year along with a MediaTek MT6595 chipset. This time though, the rumours are a bit more specific and suggest it is August when the device is launched.

It is expected of the MX4 to have two screen variants, one with a 5.5-inch display and the other with a smaller, 5-inch one. Meizu have been consistently unconventional with screen resolution on their devices; the 5.5-inch MX4, too, is tipped to feature a 1536 x 2560 pixel resolution, making the 1920 x 1080 pixels on the 5-inch version look pedestrian.

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These variants might also be differentiated with processors; talks about a Qualcomm Snapdragon 805 are making the rounds as well.

We think it would be better for Meizu if they could hold the launch back until August or September, while hoping for the air around Xiaomi Mi3S and OPPO Find 7 to die down. We’ve already spoken about the pricing that the MX4 is expected to carry — 1999 Yuan or $320.

Meizu have had a busy year with expansion in full swing, following the likes of OPPO and Xiaomi. The company also released concept screens of the upcoming Flyme OS 4.0, which the MX4 should feature as standard.

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  1. April 22, 2014

    The MX4 concept video looks awesome. The dual screen feature is particularly interesting. Although they could probably solve the problem more simply by putting identical cameras in front and rear, rather than a back screen for video conferencing and selfies off the main camera.

    What exactly is the MX4 going to look like? if it looks and works like the concept, then it will be a very exciting device!

  2. Brooklyn701
    April 23, 2014

    No dual SIM…. Not for me then. Meizu make great phones but they go along too much with the single SIM rape providers try to impose on their clients. Too bad. Great hardware but not good enough

  3. Xiaolu
    April 23, 2014

    Any words about Ubuntu in it?

  4. Jose Manuel
    April 23, 2014

    In the source of PhoneArena ( ) it doesn’t say anything about the Mediatek version of MX4. The article only talks about Qualcomm model. Please Yash check it. I expect that the battery of Meizu MX4 will be removable.
    I live in Spain and I can not send a comment, I have to use a proxy. Why? Regards.

  5. antidumb
    April 23, 2014

    $320? what possibly things could make this better than op1?

    • Josef
      April 23, 2014

      Sleek design and solid build rather than run-of-the-mill look. Worth 20 bucks to some, definitely.

  6. Vulcano
    April 23, 2014

    Beautiful cell phone..but why all the pohones are over 5″ ? I would love to have more choices than Mi2s and Z5s Mini..

    • Josef
      April 23, 2014

      My thoughts exactly! I went for a 4.7″ Jiayu G4S in the end, seems like a good compromise between portability and screen estate.