At CES Unveiled, we spied the Meizu MX3, a sleek phone that's already been available in China and Hong Kong for a while. One of the worst things about CES is companies that bring their old products and don't offer us anything new or exciting to show you. While the MX3 is already available, there is a reason why it is at CES this year.
Though the company rep was rather coy about it on Sunday night, Meizu has since confirmed that its MX3 is headed for the USA.
"In the North American market, many of the largest smartphone brands have raced to introduce increasingly complex features that can intimidate people who are just beginning to consider a smartphone purchase," said Meizu CEO Aber Bai. "These people are seeking an alternative that combines the elegance and functionality of today's smartphones with a friendly, fun experience along with consumer-friendly pricing, which creates a tremendous opportunity for a player like Meizu in the U.S. market."
The MX3 packs a 5.2-inch 1080 x 1800 HD screen (412 pip) and is based on the Exynos 5 octa-core processor as well as 2 GB of RAM. It has an 8-megapixel camera, a 2-megapixel lens in front, shoots video at 1080p at 30fps (both cameras), and Android 4.2 Jelly Bean. The battery is an integrated 2400 mAh affair.
U.S. availability is currently set for Q3 of this year, though we haven't heard anything on pricing or carriers just yet.