Meizu MX4
The Xiaomi successor, Meizu MX4, is currently up for international pre-ordering. Meizu

After Chinese smartphone brand Xiaomi, often referred to as the 'iPhone Killer' and 'Apple of China', managed to outdo big technology names such as Apple and Samsung in various parts of the world, it is now the turn of another China-bred smartphone brand, Meizu to go global.

The latest Meizu flagship termed Meizu MX4 is now open for international pre-orders. Going by Bai Yongxiang's (CEO and President of Meizu) recent statement that his company received 7.7 million pre-orders for the MX4, the brand looks capable of following in Xiaomi's footsteps with regard to overthrowing major international smartphone brands in various parts of the world.

Meizu's MX4 is currently open for its second round of pre-orders.

The Meizu MX4 has been priced by its makers at $449 (£277) for the 16GB variant, and at $489 (£301) for the 32GB variant.

For a device that has garnered nearly 7.7 million pre-orders, let's take a look at what the smartphone packs in, in terms of hardware aspects:

  • 5.36in display, with 1920 x1152 resolution, enclosed within Gorilla Glass 3
  • Meizu Flyme 4.0 operating system
  • Octa-core MediaTek 6595 chipset
  • 20.7MP rear camera, and a 2Mp front camera
  • 2GB RAM
  • 16GB/32GB/64GB internal storage variants (out of which, the 16GB and 32GB are currently up for pre-ordering)
  • 4G LTE, Bluetooth 4.0, Wi-Fi and microUSB connectivity

With the above hardware aspects, the Meizu MX4, on paper, appears to serve as an alternative to the high-end smartphones that currently dominate gadget markets across the world.

The near $450 price-tag of the Meizu MX4 seems to go with the tech-specs of the device.

Click here to navigate to the official pre-ordering portal of Meizu, and pre-order the MX4.

Meizu MX4 may not be your perfect 'value for money' smartphone at $450, but the device looks capable of challenging high-end devices.