Remember Meizu which brought Meizu M9 to China? Yeah the company which has a cult like following in China. Now it is back with a world’s first. Meizu MX is the world’s first smartphone with a quad core processor. LG brought us the dual-core smartphone in December 2010. Now it is time for a quad core and it is not coming from LG or Samsung but from Meizu.
You had me at Quadcore
Meizu MX will have a 8 megapixel camera with CMOS, 1 GB RAM and 4.3 inch qHD display. It will be 3G enabled and will have WiFi.
Other specifications aren’t out yet but to be honest, Meizu MX had me at Quadcore.
The truth about Quad core
Now this quad core processor is a tricky thing. Tricky because there aren’t actually 4 cores but 5 in total. This little secret is let out by Nvidia in a whitepaper. All the 5 cores are Cortex A9 processors with equal capacity. This fifth core will be capped at a speed of 500 MHz and will be delegated with tasks which need minimal power like email, twitter and facebook. Yes Twitter and Facebook are minimal and menial tasks in the computing power lexicon. The other 4 cores will be running complex tasks like photo editing, browsing, 3D and games.
Technically, quad core is a good misnomer. I expect everybody in the industry to stick with that nomenclature and not resort to cheap marketing gimmicks that our new phone has 5 processors.