Last month, it was indicated that Meizu is planning to unveil the MX 3 on September 2 in Beijing, China. The Chinese manufacturer stuck to its timeline and introduced its latest flagship, the MX3, in an event yesterday.
Meizu’s MX 3 features a 5.1-inch screen that is close to full-HD (1800 x 1080), with the screen bezel at a thickness of 2.9mm. Under the hood, the MX3 contains an Exynos Octa 5410 SoC, which consists of a 1.6 GHz quad-core Cortex-A15 along with a quad-core 1.2 GHz quad-core Cortex-A7. Core switching is handled instantaneously using ARM’s big.LITTLE architecture. The MX3 also comes with 2 GB RAM, and features internal memory variations starting at 16 GB all the way to 128 GB.
In terms of imaging, the MX3 contains an 8-megapixel sensor manufactured by Sony which comes with a f/2.0 lens, zero-shutter lag and zero-delay image stabilization. At the front, the device comes with a 2-megapixel shooter, which is standard fare these days. Meizu also saw fit to include a Wolfson audio chip inside the MX3, and this gives the device a 113 dB signal-to-noise ratio as well as incredibly low distortion levels. The inclusion of a Dirac HD codec means that users vying to view FHD videos can do so without any issues.
The MX3 comes with the latest in terms of connectivity, and that means 4G LTE, NFC, dual-band Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 4.0. Meizu’s latest custom ROM, Flyme 3.0 is included in the device, which comes with a total of 1,579 new visual featured from the last version. The MX3 has a 2,400 mAh battery that is touted to give 9 hours of talktime on 3G. The handset will be launching by October, and will cost around ?27,000 for the 16 GB model. For now, there is no word on international availability, but considering that the likes of Gionee and Huawei have made their way to India, Meizu cannot be far behind.