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The Chinese smartphone maker Meizu has officially unveiled its flagship Android smartphone for 2012 called the Meizu MX. And apart from being an absolute stunner, this baby’s got some pretty impressive internals.

The device is powered by Android 2.3.5 Gingerbread, but it has a custom user interface called “Flyme OS” that’s just as pretty as the device itself. However, Meizu has promised that Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich will make its way to the device early next year.

It packs a dual-core 1.4GHz Samsung Exynos 4210 processor, which is backed up by 1GB of RAM, and a high-resolution 4-inch display with a resolution of 960 x 640. That’s the same resolution as the Retina display on Apple’s iPhone 4S, but the Meizu MX does have a slightly lower ppi at 292. And there’s more:

Meizu MX Tech Specs

  • Android 2.3.5 Gingerbread with Flyme OS UI
  • 4-inch ASV display (960 x 640)
  • 1.4GHz dual-core processor
  • 1GB of RAM
  • 16GB of internal storage (32GB coming later)
  • 8-megapixel rear-facing camera with f/2.2 lens, LED flash, back-side illumination, and 1080p video recording
  • 0.3-megapixel front-facing camera
  • microUSB slot
  • 1,600 mAh battery
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Unlike some Android smartphones, the Meizu MX has an incredibly simplistic look and feel that makes it one of the prettiest smartphones I’ve seen since the Nokia Lumia 800. In fact, if you cover up the bottom edge of the device, it looks identical to a black iPod touch from the front. It’s also just 10.3mm thick.

The Meizu MX is set to launch on January 1, 2012 in China for ¥2,999 (approx. $472.99), but there’s no word on its release in other territories just yet. We will, however, be getting our dirty mitts on the device for a review soon.

I think this device looks really great, and it has specifications that will give devices like the Samsung Galaxy S II and the Galaxy Nexus a run for their money. I’m hoping it makes its way to the rest of the world soon!

What do you think of the Meizu MX?