The Meizu MX4 was one of the more impressive devices coming from the Chinese market which can actually compete with flagships like the Samsung Galaxy S5, Galaxy Note 4, HTC One M8 and even iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus. We had heard rumors about the Meizu MX4 getting a re-vamped Pro edition, but we weren’t certain if it was just going to be a Meizu MX4 variant or a different device altogether. It turns out that the Meizu MX4 Pro is somewhere in between.
The Meizu MX4 Pro will have a 5.4 inch qHD display, octa core Exynos CPU, 3 GB RAM, a fingerprint sensor, 20 MP rear shooter and a 13 MP selfie-camera. The Meizu MX4 is a powerhouse in itself, with a 5.36-inch Full HD+ display in 1920 x 1152 resolution (418 ppi) – boosted with 1100:1 contrast ratio and 500 cd/m² brightness, MediaTek MT6595 octa-core processor, with four 2.2GHz Cortex-A17 and four 1.7GHz Cortex-A7 cores, backed by 2 GB RAM. The Meizu MX4 also sports a 20.7 MP rear shooter and Flyme OS on top of Android 4.4.4 KitKat. The 16 GB version will cost $293, the 32 GB one $325 and the 64 GB one will cost $390, making for excellent prices for a high-end device.
The most compelling part of the Meizu MX4 Pro is that it will run on Ubuntu Touch with another variation running on Aliyun OS or YunOS 3.0, whis is a Linux-based platform incorporating Android runtime, made by Alibaba. Alibaba and Meizu plan to launch the Meizu MX4 Pro on October 20 at a special event organized just for this purpose. Rumors say that the new Meizu MX4 Pro will cost just under $300, which is a wonderful price to see on such a powerhouse.
We are not entirely sure which OS the Meizu MX4 Pro will sport at the launch event, but there exists the possibility that customers will be able to choose their OS. If you plan on getting this cheap flagship, you might be able to choose between CyanogenMod or FlymeOS on Android, Ubuntu Touch and Yun OS as well as choose a chipset, either a Snapdragon, Mediatek, Exynos or Tegra CPU. If Meizu is planning on letting customers choose these most important features on their Meizu MX4 Pro flagships, that would be an excellent marketing opportunity and will surely make for great sales numbers.