The Meizu MX4 and MX4 Pro aren’t quite a reality yet, but should become official within hours - if not minutes (typical) - of this here article going live. EDIT: read all about it.
In the meantime, let’s take an early-morning look at what we know so far about the Meizu MX4 and MX4 Pro, China's latest flagship fiends.
As per recent Chinese smartphone tradition, the one name – MX4 – will encompass two models, one with a 1080p display, the other 2K QHD (2560 x 1440).
Starting with the Meizu MX4, it’s tipped to rock a 5in 1080p display, Samsung Exynos 5430 64-bit octo-core processor, 3GB of RAM, and Sony’s 20.7MP rear camera.
As for the Meizu MX4 Pro, it’s thought to have a 5.4in QHD display from Sharp, slightly nippier Exynos 5433 processor, and the same 3GB of RAM and 20.7MP rear camera as the base model.
Both the MX4 and MX4 Pro will ship with Meizu’s Flyme 4.0 OS, which appears to adopt an emphatically “flat” design, even borrowing a little – arguably – from iOS.
In terms of price, the Meizu MX4 will supposedly cost 1,999 Chinese Yuan (just under £200), while the loftier MX4 Pro asks for 2,999 Chinese Yuan (a fiver less than £300).
Of course, it’s unlikely that the Meizu MX4 or MX4 Pro will wander too far from China, but it’s nice to know what we’re missing out on i.e. face-punching specs at a fairly reasonable price point.