By Stephen Schenck | September 19, 2011 1:29 PM
According to what’s since become clear was an overly-ambitious timeline, the first quad-core Android tablets would be a reality by now, with quad-core chips in smartphones by the end of the year. NVIDIA’s plans for its Kal-el are a little behind scheduled at the moment, but that’s just the opportunity another player needs to swoop in for the glory. China’s Meizu is planning to release its MX smartphone by the end of the month, and it includes an option for a quad-core processor. The pricing structure for the Android has just been revealed, and Chinese Android fans will soon be able to take this powerhouse home for just under $800.
Only the 32GB model of the MX has four cores under its hood; a cheaper 16GB version is dual-core and will sell for about $625. We’re still not sure whose chip will make it into the phones, but Samsung has a component (being used in the next PlayStation portable system) that might fit the bill.
Regardless of storage capacity or processor might, both versions of the Meizu MX will have a 4.3-inch qHD display. We’re still in the dark as to a lot of the smartphone’s specs, but we have a feeling that “quad core” is all many of you need to know about the handset.