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Meizu MX4 sees ambitious Chinese upstart innovate on its own

Meizu MX4 sees ambitious Chinese upstart innovate on its own

Meizu has revealed its latest Android smartphone, the MX4, packing a 5.36-inch display and switching to aluminum alloy so as to make the slimmest phone the ambitious Chinese company has launched to-date. Coming in at 7.9mm thick, the MX4 has a Full HD display with 500 nit brightness, an octacore Mediatek MTK6595 2.2GHz processor, and packs a 20.7-megapixel Sony camera.

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Ubuntu phones from Meizu and bq in 2014 Canonical promises

Ubuntu phones from Meizu and bq in 2014 Canonical promises

The first Ubuntu phones will be launched later in 2014 by Meizu and bq, Canonical has confirmed, along with an unspecified number of carriers also keen to get the new OS to market. Meizu is better known for its affordable Android devices, while bq readers, though not broadly known for its own brand, is responsible for a number of low-cost Android smartphones offered in Europe, particularly Spain.

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Meizu MX3 Review

Meizu MX3 Review

With the release of the Meizu MX3, the company once again aims high with their ability to create a high-end device that, at first, looks like it'd be able to compete with the finer solutions by the top manufacturers in the USA. What we've got here instead - in this current international edition of the device - is a machine that'll be able to compete with brands in China and surrounding markets with a look that's smooth, abilities that are quite nice, and Android 4.2-based Flyme OS 3.0 - read: rather unique.

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Meizu MX3 hands-on

Meizu MX3 hands-on

Coming along with news of the upcoming US availability, Meizu is showing off the M3 smartphone here at CES. The handset sports a 5.1-inch display with a resolution of 1800 x 1080 and is powered by an octa-core Exynos 5 processor which is then paired with 2GB of RAM. Despite having a 5.1-inch display, the phone still appears to be on the smaller side, which is partially due to the narrow bezel -- it measures in at 2.90mm.

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MEIZU smartphone makers headed to USA

MEIZU smartphone makers headed to USA

The folks responsible for devices like the MX, MX2, and MX3 inside China are letting it be known this week that they'll soon enter the USA. As we saw all the way back in 2012, the Meizu MX was the start of something big. Without pushing too hard on the revolutionary look of the device, the company had done something extraordinary: they made a device that wasn't immediately overshadowed by its competitors.

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Samsung smartphone security exploit gets official fix “quickly”

Samsung smartphone security exploit gets official fix “quickly”

A software venerability in the Samsung Exynos processor family that resides in your Galaxy Note II and international Galaxy S III has had an official response from the manufacturer today assuring a quick fix. This software update fix will be coming down relatively soon (we hope) as the possible security exploit would allow a malicious program to access the innards of your smartphone via its RAM and either destroy the device's contents or harvest them for its very own.

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Meizu announces MX Quad-core with Exynos processor

Meizu announces MX Quad-core with Exynos processor

Just five months after the Meizu MX became official, it's getting the quad-core processor that the Chinese superphone was rumored to get in the first place. But this time there's a surprise: the MX Quad-core is using Samsung's Exynos A9 architecture for its system-on-a-chip, something that should make performance junkies ecstatic even without a given clock speed. Meizu announced the new phone today with a planned release in June, claiming a 60% increase in processor performance and a 50% jump in GPU performance over the previous version.

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Meizu MX Review

Meizu MX Review

While the Meizu electronics brand isn't that well known outside of China at the moment, they're certainly a brand to be reckoned with in the smartphone market, and if the Meizu MX is any indication, they'll be a whole lot more well known in the very near future. The device you see before you is a high-end Android device made for release in China only, but because of its 2G and 3G network bands, we're able to use it here in the USA with a micro SIM card from T-Mobile or AT&T, whichever we so choose to pop in. Because of this, the review of this device makes for a rather interesting exercise in testing Meizu on a global scale: can this MX smartphone stand up to the rest of the Android devices here in the USA?

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Meizu MX quad-core edition Android coming in May 2012

Meizu MX quad-core edition Android coming in May 2012

It's just been confirmed in the official Meizu forums by Meizu CEO J. Wong that they'd be producing their second big release with the Meizu MX name in 2012: a quad-core version of the handset! This is more than exciting for those of us who've yet to even get our hands on the first version released in Hong Kong late this year, this device running the greatest version of Android out there: Meizu's fully custom interface!

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