Meizu phones have always been lauded for the extremely beautiful designs they carry, but often there’s a hint of inspiration being taken from other designs. Take for example the very recent Meizu MX4; the smartphone is a head turner alright, but it does show signs of being inspired by what was then an upcoming iPhone (the iPhone 6).
Fast forward to today, and we’re treated with a couple leaked images of another Meizu smartphone. If you aren’t aware, Meizu was expected to launch more than just one phone at the September 2 launch in Beijing, but the company surprised us by announcing only the Meizu MX4. At least one other version of the phone — the Meizu MX4 Pro — is confirmed to be coming later this year. As you’d have guessed from the name, the MX4 Pro will be an upgraded version of the MX4, which comes with a MediaTek MT6595 octa-core CPU.
Coming back to the leaks, the design shows a hint of Samsung and Apple. Samsung, thanks to the updated home button (Meizu have stuck to the glowing halo since the MX2 days) which is a shift from the now-traditional design language of choice, and Apple because of the obvious – bling!
The MX4 will have a fingerprint reader, most probably fused on the home button itself; that could explain why Meizu chose to give the awesome-looking glowing halo a ditch for the MX4 Pro. Either way, the design does look pretty cool (and better than other leaks for some reason) albeit not the most original one.
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