By Stephen Schenck | December 27, 2011 11:22 AM
For months now, we’ve been hearing about the pending arrival of the Meizu MX, and how it has the potential for becoming the very first quad-core Android smartphone. The phone is unusual in that the plan is not just to offer it with different flash storage configurations, but with different processor options; only the 32GB model will be quad-core. The problem is, so far we haven’t heard the specifics for the launch of that version of the phone, only the dual-core 16GB model. Now Meizu’s CEO has seen fit to fill us in on the other half of the equation, posting that the quad-core version is set to arrive in May of next year.
There’s growing speculation about just how the quad-core MX will be outfitted upon its arrival. Now that we know the dual-core version will run one of Samsung’s Exynos chips, there’s a chance that Meizu will stick with the manufacturer and put a quad-core Exynos 4412 in the handset.
We now also have confirmation that Ice Cream Sandwich is in development for the Meizu MX. It’s a little early now to say whether or not the quad-core model will ship with Android 4.0 out of the box, or if it’s to be delivered as a future update.