Meizu’s new iPhone clone — the MX4 — sports an impressive spec sheet for only $299

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Meizu has gone ahead and unveiled its latest flagship and iPhone clone — the MX4. While not exactly a Galaxy S5 or HTC One M8 competitor, the MX4 offers plenty of power and features for its price of only $299. 

The handset comes with a 5.36-inch Full HD+ display that is barely surrounded with any bezel and features a very weird resolution of 1920 x 11152.

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The full specs of the MX4 are as follows:

  • 144 x 75.2 x 8.9mm
  • 147g
  • 5.36-inch Sharp Full HD+ display
  • 2.2GHz MediaTek MT6595 octa-core processor
  • 2GB DDR3 RAM
  • 16/32/64GB of internal storage
  • 20.7MP 1/2.3-inch BSI camera from Sony with F/2.2 aperture (IMX220 Exmor RS sensor)
  • Two tone flash
  • 2MP front-facing camera
  • 3100mAh battery
  • WCDMA, 4G LTE FDD (Up to 150Mbps)
  • Wi-Fi n/ac, Bluetooth 4.0
  • FlymeOS 4.0 based on Android 4.4 KitKat

According to Meizu, the MX4 uses the second generation audio chip from NXP, which when combined with the new speaker design nearly doubles the speaker volume compared to its predecessor.

While technically the MX4 runs on Android 4.4 KitKat, Meizu’s skin — Flyme OS 4.0 — is a blatant rip-off of Apple’s iOS. Some of its new features including a new voice personal assistant, 40TB of cloud storage space, a simpler and flatter UI and a new camera app with slow-motion video recording, panorama shots and more.

The handset is already up for pre-order for $299 for the 16GB variant with the device expected to be available from September 20th.