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Meizu MX to get quad-core processor?

Do you still remember Meizu's smartphones? You know, the ones that first started off as nothing more than elaborate clones of Apple's iPhone, only to slowly gain its own distinctive design and features in time? Well, if you happen to be a fan of Meizu's smartphones, this latest bit of information is definitely for you. Apparently, the Chinese company's upcoming smartphone, the Meizu MX, will reportedly be the world's first smartphone to sport a quad-core processor when it is released for sale.


If Meizu's upcoming MX smartphone was able to talk, we'd wager that the first thing it would say would probably be something along the lines of how smartphone's featuring 'ancient' dual-core technology are now dinoasurs, and that the era of handsets powered by quad-core processors has arrived, and for good reason. Apparently, word has it that Meizu's very own CEO, Jack Wong, has leaked out some key details about his company's upcoming MX, and that one of his posts in the company's public online bulletin board (otherwise known as BBS) made explicit mention of a quad-core processor being used as the main muscle for a particular MX variant.

According to Jack Wong, the Meizu MX smartphone will be available in two different configurations, with one sporting 16GB of internal flash storage, and the other boasting double that amount. Wong also claimed in his BBS posts that the Meizu MX will feature interchangeable rear covers, and has been designed to "look very beautiful", although he provided no details about any specific design elements the MX might sport. As for the quad-core processor…well, Wong did confirm that the MX will feature such a processor, although this is exclusive only to the 32GB variant. The 16GB version, on the other hand, will make use of a more conventional dual-core processor. And just as we had expected, Wong did not disclose any information about the nature of the "quad-core processor" that will be used to power the 32GB version of the MX, although some posters have speculated that Meizu would opt for either NVIDIA's Tegra 3 system-on-a-chip or an ARM Cortex A9-based processor.

If you ask us, we'd say that the ARM Cortex A9 processor looks like the most possible solution Meizu will go with, if only because Wong has confirmed that the Meizu MX will be made available for sale come end August this year, and NVIDIA's Tegra 3 system-on-a-chip is only slated to be available for use on smartphones by the first quarter of 2012.

Source: Meizu BBS

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