Official: Meizu MX5 unveiled with MediaTek’s Helio X10 Turbo chipset


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Meizu has officially announced their latest handset. It’s the Meizu MX5, and it’s got a lot of reasons to make us take notice. The biggest will be its use of MediaTek’s latest Helio X10 chipset.

Specifically, it uses the X10 Turbo, which pairs 8 Cortex-A53 cores at 2.2GHz with a PowerVR G6200 GPU. That’s a whole lot of horsepower, and it’s said that it can stand toe-to-toe with Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 810 and Samsung’s Exynos 7420. It also has 3GB of LPDDR3 RAM.

Other specs include a 5.5-inch 1080p display, a 20 megapixel rear camera with dual-tone flash and laser autofocus, 5 megapixel front camera, mTouch 2.0 fingerprint scanner (which boasts improved speed, accuracy and security), Bluetooth 4.1, GPS, dual-band WiFi AC and more.

As for its build, you can expect a nice 100% metal unibody design that’s just 7.6mm thin. All of it will be used to run Flyme 4.5, which is Meizu’s custom user experience sitting on top of Android Lollipop.

So when and where can you get it? Unfortunately that information is still under lock and key, though we aren’t expecting a full worldwide launch like some of the options from Samsung and HTC (nor are we expecting it to cost as much as those guys’ wares).

[via Meizu]

Quentyn Kennemer
The "Google Phone" sounded too awesome to pass up, so I bought a G1. The rest is history. And yes, I know my name isn't Wilson.

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  1. Slap some verizon wireless radio’s in that bad boy and I would buy one just to see how the SoCo worked.

    1. It doesn’t come with any beverages. You’ll have to go buy some SoCo separately.

  2. No way I’ll ever have a MediaTek chip in my phone

    1. Why not? Are you a qualcomm fanboy? It’s a fact that mediatek’s current lineup of chips completely destroys qualcomms. The snapdragon 410, 615, 810 are all failures. Even if the 810 does win in benchmarks, only briefly as its performance halves when you use the phone for longer than a couple of minutes straight.

      1. Don’t know if developers actually offered/still offer less support, updates etc. for devices with MediaTek processors compared to ones with Qualcomm processors but it’s been said that that’s the reason why MediaTek gets such flak. Don’t really know what other reasons there are. Maybe it’s similar to the Nvidia vs AMD graphics cards thing – some people are adamant that Nvidia is better but it’s not always the best choice for everyone depending on their needs, budget etc.

        Benchmarks don’t exactly prove without a doubt that a given device will work better in your case and for your needs depending on the processor. The differences between the two manufacturers’ processors actual performance during everyday use may even be so little that no one would really care and even if the difference is more noticeable who’s going to care besides hardcore Android fans who look into the differences?

        Apparently everyone’s run amok with the whole Snapdragon 810 will be throttled to cool itself down if you use it for an extended period of time/melt your phone into a gooey mess thing. I think everyone went nuts after a pre-release unit of the HTC M9 heated up a lot and then everyone automatically assumed that the processor design was defective and overheats/will have to be throttled. Everyone loves to jump on the drama train but the only destination it goes to is one-way to Mistaken Assumption City.

        1. I just don’t like MediaTek’s unproven track record and their refusal to comply with the GPL. They are thieves and they violate contractual agreements.

      2. Has nothing to do with benchmarks

  3. Now, everyone on VZW who appreciates the high end overseas models say; I wish.

  4. All I can say is…”daaaaamn…that is one sexy iPhone;)

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