Meizu has announced an update to the MX4 smartphone barely a day after confirming that it would be entering the Malaysian market. The new Meizu MX4 Pro manages to fit a fingerprint scanner in addition to upgrading the processor, battery, and RAM. It also returns the MX4 to a more regular screen size.
Fitted to a 5.5-inch 2560 x 1536 (4:3 aspect ratio) display, the MX4 Pro will feel more familar than the odd 5:3 aspect ratio found on the MX4. It complements this by switching out the MediaTek processor for a newer Samsung made Exynos 5430. This should provide for a substantial increase processing power as the chip is the same as the one found in the Samsung Galaxy Alpha.
The Home button now also doubles as a fingerprint sensor similar to the one on the iPhone. It’s not the first Android smartphone to have one of these, and it will be likely to be used to unlock the phone; although there is no word if it will include the biometric sensors featured on Apple or Samsung devices.
Rounding out the specifications are 3GB RAM, a 20.1 MP rear facing camera with dual LED flash, 5MP front facing camera, and 3350mAh battery. The extra battery capacity will certainly help with the increased power of the hardware, but it is also quite a bit larger than that found on other smartphones. Whether this actually translates into more battery life still remains to be seen.
The Meizu MX4 Pro will come in three storage capacity variants, at the usual 16GB, 32GB, and 64GB. Prices begin at 2399 Yuan (RM1316) for the 16GB version; while the other two are 2699 (RM1480) Yuan and 3099 Yuan (RM1700) respectively. Orders in China will go live come 6 December, but there is no word on international availability or pricing.