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Meizu MX3 Announced: 1800 x 1080 5.1-inch Display, Exynos 5 Octa CPU, and 8 MP Camera

There are currently three Chinese phone makers capable of launching high end terminals capable of competing against the other big players of the smartphone market: Xiaomi, Oppo, and Meizu. The latter one just announced its new flagship device, the Android-powered Meizu MX3 model.

Just like the previous rumors were suggesting the Meizu MX3 is underpinned by Samsung’s Exynos 5 Octa chipset, while sporting a 5.1-inch display with an odd resolution of 1,800 x 1,080 pixels. What’s really great about the MX3 is that the bezel around the display is just 2.9 mm thin, while the handset has a profile of 9.1 mm and weighs just 143 grams.

The Exynos 5 Octa is the same unit that debuted in March on the Galaxy S4, based on four Cortex A15 cores clocked at 1.6 GHz (for the tasks that require more processing power), four 1.2 Cortex A7 cores at 1.2 GHz (dealing with the basic processing tasks, meant to improve the smartphone’s battery life), and a tri-core PowerVR SGX 544MP3 GPU.

The Meixu MX3 technical specifications list also includes 2 GB of RAM, and an 8 megapixel Sony Sensor with F/2.0 lens, and a front-facing 2 megapixel camera. Meizu MX2 integrates a Wolfson chip meant to lower the audio distortion and Dirac HD technology for improved acoustics while playing audio files. Moreover, you will also get three mics for almost-perfect call quality.

The new flagship smartphone developed by the Chinese company also comes with NFC module, WiFi dual band, Bluetooth 4.0 and GPS. The Meizu MX3 is powered by a 2,400 mAh battery, and terminal will come with 16, 32, 64, or 128 GB of internal storage. The starting price of the new smartphone is of $410 climbing to up to $650 depending on the internal storage.

In case you are curios to know what Android version is running on MX3 out of the box, learn that the smartphone is running Android 4.2 Jelly Bean out of the box, customized with Meizu’s proprietary user interface called Flyme 3.0.

Will the Meizu MX3 be capable of stealing market share from the likes of Galaxy S4, Xperia Z, or HTC One?