Meizu MX Announced as World's First Smartphone with Quad-Core Exynos Processor

Today Meizu announced the all new MEIZU MX Quad-core smartphone, laying claim that it will be the world's device first powered by Samsung's Exynos A9 quad-core processor. In addition to the powerful processor, MX Quad-core is running Android 4.0 with Meizu's custom Flyme OS overlay. It features an 8 megapixel camera with an f/2.2 lens aperture comparable to HTC's latest camera offerings. The display is a 4 inch ASV display with 960x640 resolution and 292 PPI.

There's no specifics on clock speed of the quad-core Exynos processor, but we're guessing it's at least 1.5Ghz per core. The battery on the latest MX is has been bumped up to 1700mAh over the previous model's 1600, yet Meizu claims the quad-core is 20% more battery efficient than the dual-core predecessor.

The MX Quad-Core will be available in China and Hong Kong sometime in June for a retail price of ¥2999/3999 CNY and $3099/4099 HKD for 32GB and 64GB models, respectively. That's starting around $475/$633 USD for those of you who think in terms of American greenbacks.

This is sure to be exciting news for those in China and Hong Kong, or anyone that's a big fan of Meizu. But there's something else that this announcement tells us. There's pretty much no doubting the Samsung Galaxy S III will feature a quad-core Exynos processor and is set to be announced on May 3rd. With the MX Quad-core launching in June, either we'll be waiting till late June/early July for the S III. Or it could be that Meizu is just mistaken. But the third option that sounds the juiciest, is that the Meizu MX will have the Exynos 4412, while the Samsung Galaxy S III will have a newer Exynos 5 based processor.