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?
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
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.
Meizu MX4 Pro Samsung 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.
Meizu MX4 Pro RAM
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
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.
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 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?