A French technology shop, Boulanger (similar to Dixons or Curry’s in the UK), has leaked the availability of the Chinese made Meizu MX3 ahead of the announcement by Meizu due to be held on Thursday. Currently available from €449 (£ 370 / $ 617).
Meizu MX3 to launch in France:
Advertised as “Top of the line” phone, the Meizu MX3 will be available to French consumers from shops such as Boulanger without contract and with a current dispatch date of 19/03/14. The “Top of the line” boast is no joke either, as the phone packs some impressive grunt to back up this claim:
- Octa-Core Exynos Processor (1 x 1.6 GHz Quad-Core Cortex A15 Processor and 1 x 1.2 GHz Quad-Core Cortex A7 Processor)
- 2GB DDR3 RAM
- 5.1 Inch 1800×1080 pixel screen (415 ppi)
- GPU PowerVR SGX 544MP3
- Comes in three Storage sizes:
- 16GB storage (without NFC)
- 32 & 64GB storage (with NFC)
- 8 MP rear camera capable of 1080p video recording at 30fps
- 2 MP front camera.
- 24 mAh Battery
- Dual-Band WiFi (2.4 GHz & 5 GHz) and Bluetooth 4.0.
The Meizu MX3, to launch in France, comes in Black and White in all internal storage sizes and the prices range from €449 to €549 (£ 452). The slight downside is there is no expandable memory (although with prices as ‘low’ as £549, it’s bearable).
One other important note is that this phone doesn’t run Android. The Meizu MX3 runs an OS called Flynne OS 3.0, which is a fork of Android Jelly Bean 4.2. Meizu claim their OS is more user friendly than Android and is better suited to new users. The Flynne OS has clearly been inspired by Apple’s iOS as it features flat design heavily and doesn’t use a launcher in the attempt of making the OS simple. Meizu insists, however, that their OS has plenty of innovations geared especially towards the large screen.
The French website “Android-MT” had hands on with the Meizu MX3 at MWC and have a video you can view on their website. It is in French, but it will give you an idea of what the phone and Flyme OS is like.