Back in September, we reported on the Miezu MX, a device which was aiming to be the first quad-core Android smartphone available. While it missed its projected launch date in October and Android tablets like the Transformer Prime have since broken the quad-core barrier, no other smartphones have yet taken away its desired title. Today, Miezu once again stated their intentions to release an upgraded MX as the first quad-core smartphone, and now they have a definite release date.
According to Miezu chairman Jack Wong, the company will have the MX ready by May of 2012. By then, the MX will also have an updated UI, and probably be running the latest Android 4.0. However, the unknown quad-core processor, 32GB of storage, qHD display, and dual cameras will remain the same.
This later release date certainly has the potential to allow other devices announced both at CES and Mobile World Congress to eclipse the device, but if the MX is indeed released in May it could still be one of the first to ship. Even then, most people probably won't find this device worth the import fees if other quad-core devices have been released. Still, if the price is right (as it has been in the past with Miezu hardware), the MX could easily go from being the first quad-core smartphone to being the cheapest.[Phandroid]