It’s November 27, so the Meizu MX2 has been officially announced. Right on time, the Chinese company unveiled its latest smartphone in Beijing. Most of the things we’ve heard about it over the past few weeks through various leaks have turned out to be true.
The MX2 comes with a 4.4-inch 1280×800 347 ppi touchscreen with a narrow, 3.15 mm bezel, an 8 MP BSI rear camera with 1080p Full HD video recording, a 720p-capable front-facing camera, a 1.6 GHz quad-core processor, 2 GB of RAM, 16 / 32 / 64 GB of storage space, 21 Mbps HSDPA, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, GPS, and a 1,800 mAh non-removable battery. It runs Flyme 2.0 on top of Android 4.1 Jelly Bean.
The Meizu MX2 will become available in China in mid-December. The cheapest version, the one with 16 GB of storage, will in fact cost 2,499 yuan (that’s about $402 or €310), just as the latest rumor on the matter had it. For 32 GB, you’ll need to pay 2,999 yuan ($482 or €372), and for the 64 GB model the price will be 3,999 yuan ($643 or €496). The MX2 will be sold in one combination of black (front) and white (back), as shown in the images above.
Undoubtedly, the MX2 is Meizu’s response to the Xiaomi MI-2 announced a few months ago. Spec-wise, the two are very similar, however Xiaomi’s offering is a full 500 yuan cheaper than the MX2 will be. So it remains to be seen whether or not Meizu’s fame as the ‘Apple of China’ (not least because of how similar its phones are to Apple products in terms of looks) will be enough for this price not to count.
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