Meizu has unveiled its most powerful smartphone to date in Beijing, the Pro 6. From the company’s remarks at the event, it’s meant as a direct rival to iPhone and competitor to Huawei P9 and Xiaomi Mi5 in China. The design and the machanics certainly play the part, impressing us from the first specs sheet #mobilemagic
See, Meizu Pro 6 brought to the table superpowers. First and foremost, a deca-core MediaTek Helio X25 CPU, the first of its kind on the smartphone market. This was coupled with Mali-T880MP4 GPU clocked at 700MHz and 4GB RAM.
Meizu didn’t stop here though; the company made sure to incorporate their own 3D Press technology, much like Apple did with iPhone, smaller antennas than the ones found on latest iPhone models and, in their words, a metal packaging with 48% less plastic than iPhone’s. But the company isn’t just trying to prove it can surpass Apple’s popularity in design and software, they are brushing up the previous model and refining what the series Pro means.
Under the 5.2-inch Super AMOLED display with a 1920 x 1080 resolution, there’s also an improved fingerprint recognition sensor, faster with 0.2 seconds, two-nano SIM card slots and great camera technology. On the rear camera, expect the reliable 21 megapixel Sony IMX230 image sensor with laser & phase detection autofocus. The front camera delivers selfies at 5MP with FotoNation’s 2.0 smart beauty technology for great portraits. The only inconvenient? A slightly smaller battery than that of its competitors – 2,560mAh.
Meizu Pro 6 will get on the market at ¥2,499 (just under $390) – the 32 GB internal memory version and at ¥2,799 (approximately $430), the 6$GB variant.