Earlier today, Meizu held their official MX4 launch event in the Beijing Performance & Arts Center. The MX4 is the fourth phone in the MX-series and is the first one to incorporate serious design changes in this series. Not only in terms of design, but also in terms of hardware. It is the first Meizu phone to not use a Samsung processor. Instead, a customized version of the MT6595 octa-core processor is used. Meizu’s customized version has four A17 cores running at 2,2GHz and four A7 running at 1,7GHz. Graphics are provided by the PowerVR G6200 MP4 GPU. For those who are concerned about the performance of the MT6595, performance has increased by 87% and the power consumption has been reduced 30%, compared to the MX3. 2GB RAM is available to the user.
The Meizu MX4 has a 5,36 inch screen with a Full HD+ resolution of 1920×1152 pixels. It was developed in collaboration with Sharp/JDI and has a maximum brightness of 500cd/m2, a contrast ratio of 1100:1 and a tonal range of 85%. Despite the increased screen size, the MX4 is only 144×75,2×7,9mm (LxWxH) in size. With 147g in weight, the MX4 is lighter than its competitors. Instead of stainless steel, Meizu now uses magnesium alloy for the chassis, which is also used in the aviation industry. 3 colors are available: gray, white and gold. With the gray and gold color option, the MX4 is the first phone in the MX-series to not have a white backcover as standard. Corning Gorilla Glass 3 adds extra protection to the screen and the camera lens.
With Sony’s top-of-the-line IX220 20,7 megapixel CMOS sensor, the MX4 is the phone with the highest camera resolution to come from China. The aperture is F/2.2 and focusing only takes 0,3 seconds. A nightlight stabilization function is available. The burst mode supports up to 25 photos per second and 300 degree panorama are also supported. Capturing video is possible in resolutions up to 4K. The front camera us 2 megapixel and also provided by Sony.
Flyme OS has been updated to version 4.0 for the MX4. It now has more color compared to previous versions and is further optimized for usage on large screens. A new app is the Security Center, which we guess is something similar to LBE Privacy Guard. It looks like the Weather app now supports international languages, something many international Meizu fans were waiting for! And that’s not all, Flyme 4.0 is also set for release on the MX3 and MX2.
Meizu has drastically increased the battery capacity. They now use a 3100mAh Sony/Samsung battery which should give an improved battery life of 21% compared to the MX3, taking all factors into account. 4G is of course also available on Meizu’s latest phone. TD-LTE, FDD-LTE, TD-SCDMA, WCDMA and GSM networks are supported. It’s now possible to make a reservation for the MX4 at one of Meizu’s 800 official stores, official online store, Meizu’s Tmall store or JD Mall. The Meizu MX4 costs 1799RMB (€225, 290USD) for the 16GB version, 1999RMB (€250, 325USD) for the 32GB version and 2399RMB (€295, 390USD) for the 64GB version in China. International Meizu fans can also make a reservation at Meizumart.