Meizu MX Quad-Core Joy: To Make Samsung Galaxy S II Seem Outdated

The Samsung Galaxy S II may be the smartphone that everybody in the U.S. seems to be waiting for and after news of an invitational product launch by Samsung on August 29 the Galaxy S II (S2) could even release in the first part of September at the same time as another much anticipated handset, the Motorola Droid Bionic. However news of another smartphone, the Meizu MX rumored to have a quad-core processor, may make the Galaxy S II seem outdated by the time it eventually makes an appearance.

The trouble with the Galaxy S II in the US is that the release has taken so long, months after other regions, that the technology that seemed progressive when it came out is now in danger of being surpassed by newer upcoming phones. We first heard of the Meizu MX way back in April but more detail has recently become available and it seems the Meizu MX is likely to be the first quad-core processor Android handset to be released. The Galaxy S II’s 1.2GHz dual-core processor, which once had everybody drooling, could be eclipsed by the 1.5GHz quad-core speculated for the Meizu MX.

Jack Wong, Meizu CEO, has recently told of a September launch in China for the MX according to Richard Lai over on Engadget, sourced from Meizu BBS 1 and Meizu BBS 2, although an update suggests it may not actually be released until later in the year. The 4-inch Android handset will apparently come in two models, a 16GB version with dual-core processor and a 32GB variant with quad-core. Engadget points out that Samsung, Qualcomm and ARM are not anticipating providing quad-core chips until at least 2012 but that NVIDIA will be using a quad-core Kal El chip in tablets from later this month.

Hubert Nguyen over on Ubergizmo also tells us an unofficial price of $550 without contract for the Meizu MX, support of HSPA+ 21Mbps, and a customizable back cover. The 4-inch touch display is rumored to have a resolution of 1024 x 854 or 1200 x 900 and Nguyen tells how Freescale has also demonstrated a quad-core chip. It’s not yet known if the Meizu MX, also dubbed the M10, will be released outside of China though it’s always a possibility. Even if not though it does give a taste of what we can expect future US smartphones to provide us with.

Back in June we told of the possibility of an A6 processor for the iPhone 6 that could use a quad-core chip and no that’s not a typo. We do mean the iPhone 6 rather than the iPhone 5 that has still to see a release and this was only rumored, so a quad-core iPhone could yet be a long time away. We’d be interested to hear your thoughts on the Meizu MX and whether you’d be interested if they released it in other regions? We wonder if any of you waiting for the Galaxy S II are having second thoughts, with other upcoming handsets such as the HTC Vigor coming out that will feature a 1.5GHz dual-core processor? Let us know with your comments.

  • Hammad Tariq

    Meizu u will be sued by apple so get ready because thats what they do.

    • Anonymous

      yeah…the phone looks like rectangle to me too. Poor Meizu.