Since the start of the Meizu MX4 Pro rumours, we have been banking on a device with a Samsung Exynos 5433 chip, but with less than a week to go Li Nan says that’s a no go!
Meizu have a long partnership with Samsung which has meant that every Meizu phone (bar the MX4) has been launched with the latest Samsung processor. The latest and greatest Sammy chip is the octacore 5433 and that’s what we were expecting, well until today at least.
Meizu boss Li Nan took to Weibo today with the interesting, disappointing and intriguing post that the MX4 Pro won’t have a Samsung Exynos 5433 SoC and won’t be using a Mediatek MT6795 either!
So which processor are Meizu going to be shipping the MX4 Pro with? Well our minds automatically spring to the possibility of a Qualcomm processor, either a Snapdragon 801 or 805, but would Meizu really stop working with Samsung?
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Another possibility is that Meizu would be using the Samsung Exynos 5430 chipset, which would give the MX4 Pro 2K display support (confirmed this morning) and Cat 6 LTE at 300Mbps.
What do you guys think Meizu will be using in the Meizu MX4 Pro?
I hope they stop working with Samsung processors… They should either develop their own processor ( like xiaomi or apple).
xiaomi doesn’t make processors
Oh really ? https://www.gizchina.com/2014/11/12/details-xiaomis-65-leadcore-lc1860-powered-smartphone-revealed/
Xiaomi started a partnership with LeadCore .
Qualcomm ? or Huawei Kirin …. There’s also Intel but they don’t have anything competitive right now.
Guess it’s the 5430, it would provide better performance then the 6595, on paper. As the a15 provides better performance to the mid level a17,
wasn’t A17 built pretty much as a replacement for A15? It has better power efficiency at least
Highly doubt meizu would use another a17chip on the pro. It is possible meizu may stick to the same 6595soc with different clock speeds.
the 6595 uses A17 cores. If they use MT6595 they’ll have to use A17. And unless they’ve worked with MediaTek to clock it higher that would be impossible too, because the 6595 that the MX4 uses has the highest available clock speeds for the 6595 as far as I know.
You are right about A17 offers same performance as A15 with better power efficiency. MT6595’s single core performance seems better than even Snapdragon 805 and any Exynos except 5433 according to Geekbench results.
On the other hand MX4 equipped with standard MT6595 clocked to 2.2GHz. There will be a turbo edition clocked to 2.5GHz with same GPU, if Mediatek didn’t abandon it. Lenovo and Zopo uses 2GHz variant with weaker GPU.
64-bit MT6795 with faster GPU should be released next month so maybe nobody will be interested in MT6595T.
Oh, I didn’t know there was a turbo for the MT6595. Thanks
exynos 7 octa 🙂
Isn’t that the 5433?
It’s has Exynos 5420 AKA Exynos 5 Octa. Same as Samsung Note 3.
Well not much of a upgrade, the 6595 preforms at that level already
Only advantage an Exynos 5430 or 5420 would be graphics, on processing power MT6595 is miles ahead. But why would they use MT6595 again? It’d make the only difference be a fingerprint scanner and higher-res screen. I couldn’t think why they would not use the 5433.
Maybe Samsung denied to provide their best SoC. It’s only 64-bit capable high end SoC yet and it’s give Note 4 an edge.
the 6595 is definitely good enough.
Exynos 5430, Snapdragon 801/805, Atom Z3580 ?
Not Atom, please :). I think the most plausible is Samsung Exynos 5430. I don’t think they would switch to Qualcomm.
Their is only a HiSilicon out there more as an option but I think it’s not a best choice. So me by a Kirin 920-925. The MALI T628MP6 will still outperform T700MP4 & two cluster rogue even it’s a old one. Kirins come with an old A15/A7 combo. They do have a very nice capable cellular LTE radio. I don’t know what is a power consumption of 22 nm Z Atom’s paired with 4 cluster Rogues but it’s a nice balanced SoC with more than descent GPU spead (little more than Apples A7 SoC). Then again their cellular radio sucks & it’s only 3G.
One thing is certain. I alrady have the money put aside for one but if Pro doesn’t bring 5430 or 5433 I won’t be buying one.
It can be the new LG NucLun…
Nuclun is a bit underpowered
You are right, the Pro model must have a much more powerfull SOC.
Any chance it could be the MT6732/6795?
Well he said no to the 6795, and the 6732 preforms less than the 6595 which sucks for a pro phone
Will be qualcomm for sure. With a higher price tag for Mx4 pro, the MTK chip would be seen as a negative.
Also very unlikely they are going with the HiSilicon chip. The MTK chip of Mx4 seems to give better benchmark results alteast compared to Kirin 92X series.
I love the way people cry over chipsets like it will make a break a phone only to find out the same people wont do anything more exciting with that power than load real racing 3 or twitter.
Most people buy phones today that are incredibly more powerful than anything they will ever do on their phone. But some people, especially those who play demanding games, need all the power they can get.
I know some people like the idea of the power. But they is no game in the play store that for example would require an snapdragon 805 for it to run. That’s not saying that we should stand still when regarding specs I just find it amusing when people go on about. While most people are just texting and playing candy crush
Meizu already stopped working with Samsung when they used a Mediatek in the regular MX4. I am guessing it is the Snapdragon 805.