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That glut of quad-core awesomeness that Nvidia claimed was to begin this August didn't exactly happen. While this is a disappointment, it is clear that the second doubling of cores is on the not-so-distant horizon.

Today, Chinese manufacturer Meizu announced the pricing and specs of its newest handset: the MX. The Meizu MX comes in two flavors, the 16GB dual-core variety and the 32GB model with a quad-core processor. Both devices sport 4.3" qHD displays and A9 CPUs, but they do vary in price. The 16GB model will cost around $470 USD while the big-daddy 32GB version will run you $625 USD.

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With a release date set for October 1st, which coincides with China's "National Day," the MX is slated to be the first quad-core anything on the Android device market. With such a powerful device being so near, are any of you readers outside of China interested in taking a gamble on a device from a less than well known manufacturer? I'm definitely considering it, albeit warily.

Source: Engadget Chinese

via: Engadget

Zak Stinson
Zak is a neuroscience student residing in the bread basket of Canada. When not reading or writing Android news, he has been known to partake in dangerous backyard science experiments he is nowhere near qualified to perform. He also loves Thai food.

  • Peter

    So, do we have any indication which quad-care processor this is? Tegra 3?

  • L boogie

    Is it running 3g only or is it also gonna support 4g/lte as well? Though I believe the latter would make more sense considering it's the first quad- core android device.... BTW, ASUS bring on the transformer 2 with the quad-core goodies

  • Eddy

    This whole article is in Chinese to me :-\

  • http://www.meizume.com nice2know_u

    Correction: Display is 4", but J. Wong said the width of the display is actually more wider than 4.3" screens because of the 3:2 aspect ratio (960x640 resolution).

  • Roger Allen

    While the concept of a quad core phone is exciting, we have yet to perfect it. Most Android OSs are not optimized for dual core, let alone quad core. As with the ATRIX, I know it can do much more than it currently does. Until there is more support for multiple core processors, I say let's wait and improve on what we currently have.

    • John, Alabama

      I would almost be willing to bet that ICS will have quad core support because of the Tablet market moving towards quad cores.

    • Jk

      I would disagree with that statement as clearly more the better is definitely true.although I am happy with my galaxy s, it is constantly under powered due to single cpu, lower clock and lack of ram compared to sgs2...

      • http://schpydurx.livejournal.com ProfessorTom

        I'd remind you of Amdahl's Law. There's a great video from Linux Magazine that Part 1 Part 2.

  • Mastermind26

    If this were a car, would it be a turbo'd Frod Pinto?

    • pax

      Over 90 percent of the stuff we use come from China. What would be wrong about a phone from China? (and I am not a chinese fan either).

  • pax

    I'll get a 32gig to replace my Galaxy S2 in a heart beat.

  • http://www.necent.com andy

    It's a amazing phone, I would buy it.