It's hard to call Meizu
a straight-up KIRFmeister
at this point, but the company certainly does like to flirt with copyright disaster. The M8
started off as an iPhone clone, but we've been hoping its successor, the M9
, will be a bit more original. Meizu's Jack Wong has been dropping hints about the thing since January
, and now he's tossing out a few more nuggets, like a Retina-matching 960 x 640 display -- making us wonder if this isn't just going to be an iPhone 4 wanna-be after all. Jack indicates the phone will run a heavily customized version of Android 2.2 (shown above) and is now pledging a proper release by the end of this year, with demo units making the rounds in October. Please forgive our cynicism, but we'll be using something non-permanent to mark that onto our calendar.
: It's 960 x 640, not 480.