Meizu MX4 Pro! Rumour Round-up!

The cat is well and truly out of the bag, Meizu bosses have mentioned the Meizu MX4 Pro on Weibo, so it is time to look over those leaks and details with a fine tooth comb.

For weeks now we had all heard that Meizu were planning to launch a Pro level version of the Meizu MX4, but nothing but leaks and rumours were evidence. Finally though Meizu boss, Li Nan, mentioned the MX4 Pro on Weibo, confirming that the phone is a reality, but also mentioning that fans should wait a while longer before a launch.

So the MX4 Pro is real, but what about the hardware? What specs will this flagship Meizu offer that the current MX4 doesn’t?

Meizu MX4 Pro: All the rumours

We can only go off rumours and what sources have told us, so don’t take every detail here as 100% confirmed. There are a few details which have been mentioned over and over again that we believe are true, while others seems a little off to us.

Meizu MX4 Pro 2K display

The Meizu MX4 has a FHD display, so for the flagship phone to have a 2K QHD panel would make a lot of sense, both Nubia and IUNI have done it so why not Meizu?

meizu mx4 pro specs sheet

Leaks also say that the panel will be a 5.5-inch sheet of glass which will make the phone larger than the current MX4 (with 5.36-inch display screen), but there are some other details which we are interested to learn.

As we already know, Meizu tend to use a 15:9 screen faction on their phones to give a wider and shorter phone, with a ton of room when in landscape mode, but we wonder if there are any manufacturers making a 2K panel in this ratio?

The fact the Meizu have gone from 5.36-inch to 5.5-inch suggests that they might have had to go for a more traditional screen for their Pro phone. What do you think?

Meizu MX4 Pro Fingerprint scanner

This is a feature that has been mentioned over and over again in various leaks and from various sources. Just from the frequency of this popping up in every MX4 Pro rumour has us believe this is true.

Meizu MX4 Pro rectangle home button

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The shape of the home button on a phone might not seem important on the grand scheme of things, but for Meizu to contemplate chaining from their iconic (and often copied) halo is surprising.

Sources that tell us that the MX4 Pro will have a fingerprint scanner also say that this new security feature will be embedded in a rectangle home button, similar in design to the Meizu M8 and the Samsung Galaxy phones.

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Meizu MX4 Pro Samsung Exynos

meizu mx4 pro exynos

Meizu and Samsung have been partners for years, and we expect this won’t change for sometime to come. The Meizu MX4 Pro is rumoured to come with the latest Samsung Exynos 5420 octacore processor. This chip has a powerful Mali GPU, built-in LTE and made around a big.LITTLE architecture.

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Meizu MX4 Pro RAM

meizu mx4 pro specs

We have heard rumours that the MX4 Pro will have 3GB RAM, while purported leaked specifications say 4GB RAM is a possibility. In all honestly we believe 3GB is more likely and really all that is needed from an Android smartphone at this time.

Meizu MX4 Pro Cameras

There is no way Meizu will ditch the impressive 20.7 mega-pixel Sony camera on the MX4, so expect a beefed up version of the sensor with a more competitive aperture size. We would also like to see OIS but wouldn’t be entirely surprised to find it omitted.

An easy upgrade on the Meizu MX4 Pro would be a better front camera. The same leaked specs which said 4GB RAM also state a 13 mega-pixel front camera. We think 5-8 MP is more likely.

Meizu MX4 Pro Ubuntu

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It has been alleged that the MX4 Pro will be released with an option of operating systems. Flyme 4.0 being the standard Android option, with Chinese fans also getting to choose Alibaba’s YunOS.

ubuntu touch mx4

Reports even claim that the MX4 Pro will have an Ubuntu Touch option at launch. Personally we feel this is highly unlikely to happen at launch, with an early 2015 roll out for Ubuntu being much more likely.

Meizu MX4 Pro Price

meizu mx4 pro price

Meizu surprised everyone with the price of the MX4 and they are likely to do it again with the Meizu MX4 Pro. Rumoured pricing for China is 2500 Yuan while customers outside of China might be looking at nearer $500.

Meizu MX4 Pro: Everything we know so far

So that is everything we know about the Meizu MX4 Pro so far. If these details are only partially true it would mean that Meizu’s flagship will be a very competent beast, and would effectively make the current MX4 a mid-range phone, at least in the Meizu range.

Meizu are also rumoured to be launching a Mini phone and another phone device before the end of 2014, and we could also see a smart router from the phone maker in the near future too.

What do you think of the Meizu MX4 Pro specs? Is there anything not mentioned here you home the phone gets?

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  1. jolu
    October 7, 2014

    I am waiting for the confirmed specs of the Meizu Mx4 Pro. If it really has 2k display, fingerprint sensor and Flyme instead of Ubuntu then I will get one for sure.

  2. Sere83
    October 7, 2014

    Not a fan of that button at all, looks like a GS2, rectanglular shape doesn’t match well with the halo of the MX4 should have made it circular like the iPhone and put it on the back like huawei did with the ascend mate 7.

    • jolu
      October 7, 2014

      I agree with you that the button should be more like the all familiar Halo-button but I’d prefer having it on the front rather than on the back.

      • Sere83
        October 7, 2014

        Yeah, the problem with doing that is it may mean they might have to make the bezels bigger, I agree though it would ideally be on the front in a halo button style to keep the consistency of the MX4 range. They would probably get accused of iCloning though. Rectangle is a strange choice, given the circular aesthetic of the whole phone and OS.

        I think the back is the only other place it could go and actually i hear it works very well on the ascend mate 7, its quite a natural place to put it as the finger falls there anyway as you grip.

        • jolu
          October 7, 2014

          Vivo Xplay 3S has the fingerprint sensor also on the back.

  3. Joan Lordan
    October 7, 2014

    Don’t like at all the physical rectangle home button…. what a shame! but let’s wait to see and check the phone, seems promising.

  4. Simon Hrovatin
    October 7, 2014

    That rectangle button is ugly but my main concern is that the phone is too big. I doubt this will be my next phone.

  5. Matthew Wright
    October 7, 2014

    I’m happy with the mx4 seems like unneeded upgrades.
    Worse design.
    Lower battery life (because of the screen )
    Bigger device. I’d rather a smaller one.

    Only welcome change is more optional OS systems and 1gb more ram.

    Suppose it depends on the user. I take photos and browse the web. Nothing to CPU intensive.

  6. whyudumfuksdodis
    October 7, 2014

    i was hoping they keep that cool halo circle and just upgrade the specs a bit now the phone looks like samsung’s ugly shizz whyudumfuksdodis

  7. njren
    October 7, 2014

    Strange. This report mentions Li Nan taking to Weibo and mentioning the MX4 Pro, but doesn’t go into what he actually said.
    Basically he said don’t believe any of the rumors. They’re all false. He also questioned how a phone costing 2499 RMB could pack in everything these rumors are alleging. His thought was that these “malicious” rumors were designed to build up false hopes only to lead to disappointment with the actual product.
    The most interesting thing in his post was his admission that they rushed out the current MX4 and were unprepared to fulfill all the orders they received. He said they will not make the same mistake with the MX4 Pro.

    • jolu
      October 7, 2014

      I read a similar thing, but there probably is a pro version coming. When wasn’t mentioned

      • njren
        October 7, 2014

        Yes you’re right, of course there is a Pro version coming. Definitely this year, but they’re not going to announce it until they have enough inventory built up to meet most of the initial demand.

  8. Tony Starks
    October 8, 2014

    Pro version should have dual sim!!!!

  9. Nahed
    October 9, 2014

    if they really change the home button it will be ugly, I will still like the normal version .
    hope they will not change out face , just the hardware !!!!

    • jolu
      October 9, 2014

      I think they must change the halo-button so they can fit a fingerprint sensor in it. I don’t own a meizu mx4 but based on photos it looks like the button is too small to be used as a sensor. Althoug a bigger halo button will work too. (I might be wrong on this)

  10. Allanitomwesh
    October 9, 2014

    Well,a bigger battery is always welcome