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Meizu announces the MX3 smartphone

The new superphone features a top-end processor and up to 128 GB internal memory

Meizu, a company based in Zhuhai China, has introduced an interesting new Android phone. The MX3 offers specs impressive enough to compete with any product from a bigger named manufacturer.

The new mobile device features an unusual 5.1-inch 1800 x 1080 display, a Samsung Exynos 5410 octa-core processor (the same processor we've seen in some of the more recent versions of the Samsung Galaxy S4), 2 GB RAM, from 16 to 128 GB internal memory, 802.11 b/g/n wifi, Bluetooth 4.0, Miracast, NFC, Wolfson sound, a 2400 mAh Sony battery, 2 MP front-facing Sony camera, and an 8 MP back-facing Sony camera.

It runs on a custom version of Android 4.2 called Flume 3.0. Meizu also claims its new phone can offer up to 7 hours of video playback or 10 hours of wifi internet surfing on a charge.

The combination of the fast processor, RAM, and the option for a gigantic amount of internal storage should be enough to catch most people's attention, though the high quality Sony and Samsung components don't hurt either. The inclusion of a WCDMA radio also means its 3G connection is compatible with the networks in many regions outside of China.

The MX3 will be available in the second half of September. Prices start at 2499 RMB (US$408) for the 16 GB model and go up to 3999 RMB (US$653) for the 128 GB model.


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Craig Munro, 2013-09- 2 (Update: 2013-09- 2)