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Meizu MX6 Official With Helio X20 & Sony IMX386 12MP Sensor

by Joe 19

After so many rumors and leaks, Meizu has finally unveiled the Meizu MX6 flagship in Beijing, China. Like expected, the phone is going to continue the design used on the Meizu Pro 6 flagship, that includes unique antenna lines placement, on the top and the bottom of the rear panel and all metal body. The company has made sure that the phone is super thin as well, measuring just 7.25mm in thickness!

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As for the specs, the Meizu MX6 is quite a powerful handset, worthy of being called as a flagship machine. It comes with a 5.5-inch 1080p incell LCD panel from Sharp with TDDI technology that improves touch sensitivity. Under the hood, the phone features the Helio X20 deca-core processor with 4GB of RAM and 32GB of internal storage. Plus, there’s a decent battery on board as well, measuring 3060mAh in capacity. The phone supports fast charging as well at 12V 2A (24W) which ensures that a 10-minute charge provides half a day’s additional usage.

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Like we have been seeing in the teasers, the Meizu MX6 does have a great camera. In fact, it is reportedly the world’s first smartphone to use the custom Sony IMX386 CMOS sensor with 12MP resolution. With PDAF, large 1.25um pixels and f/2.0 aperture, the phone will make sure that the pictures have enough light and clarity. Further, the phone features a new algorithm that improves the color balance and reduces noise resulting into better pictures. Meizu seems to be saying that the phone’s camera is comparable to the Galaxy S7 Edge, with faster imaging speed.


Other features of the Meizu MX6 include a fingerprint sensor embedded into its mTouch button, full network support in China, VoLTE, 4G+, dual SIM dual standby, Cat. 6 LTE and Android 6.0 based Flyme UI.

Finally, for the price, the MX6 flagship is cheaper than expected as it starts at just 1999 Yuan ($300). Given that earlier rumors had said that the price could be as high as 2299 Yuan, this is actually a great price for the specs it comes with.

Registrations for the phone start at 4PM today in China and it goes on sale on July 30.

So, what do you think about the new Meizu MX6? Can it take on other Snapdragon 820 models like ZUK Z2 that retail around the same price?



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  • Rick

    Can’t wait for the review, especially of this new camera. Definitely on my buying list…

  • Tremaine Underwood

    Should be an awesome phone. I am interested to see the camera samples.

  • Jerry

    Oppomart list it $349

  • Simion Florin

    They fucked up the battery, again. I am so sick about this trend, 5.5, 3000mAh!

    • balcobomber25

      Luckily for you it’s not 3000, it’s 3060. Battery life is like anything else, you can’t just go by the numbers. It depends on the whole package not just the mAh number. A bigger number doesn’t always mean better battery life. GSMArena has a comprehensive list of battery tests, they come up with an overall number to rank phones based on batteries. All are subjected to the same tests. Let’s look at 3 phones:

      Lenovo Zuk Z1 – 4100mAh
      Samsung Galaxy A8 – 3050mAh
      Samsung Galaxy A7 – 3300mAh

      Based on nothing more than this you would guess that the Zuk Z1 has the best overall battery life, it doesn’t. The A8 with the smallest battery does. We need to wait for the reviews just like anything else.

      • bojan radovanovic

        iPhone 6S plus – 2750 mAh, and one of best battery life in buissnis

        • balcobomber25

          It has decent battery life, wouldn’t call it anything close to best in the business, but for a 2750 it does very good (mostly thanks to Apple’s excellent software optimizations).

      • Simion Florin

        Man, i know they put quality battery and good optimization but c.mon, 7.9 mm 3500 mAh is so hard to ask?

        • balcobomber25

          It all depends on all the components they use. 3060 might have been the maximum they could fit based on all the other factors. It’s not a clear cut case where you can easily swap one in for another, everything has to fit and work in conjunction.

  • jirkous

    any info about LTE bands?

  • Alex

    Comparable to S7? Can’t wait for the review.
    Don’t really like the design, but if the camera is as good as S7 then I’m sold.

  • Guaire

    The camera gonna be subpar for the class with these small aperture and relatively small pixels without OIS for sure.

    • balcobomber25

      “relatively small pixels”

      The Pixel size is bigger than the following phones: iPhone 6s, Xiaomi Mi5, LG G5, Huawei Mate 8. The LG G5 is probably the best overall camera on a phone this year. We need to see the camera in action before making blanket statements.

      • willysson

        True, but it seems camera specs (-wise) keep going downhill. This sensor is a 1/2.9″ with 1.25 micron pixels. Why not use a larger sensor/pixel camera module. Has Sony stopped producing the IMX220/230/234/240? Why reinvent the wheel?

        • balcobomber25

          We aren’t going downhill, we are actually going uphill. Sony has finally figured out that more megapixels don’t mean better photos and have instead started to focus on using bigger sensors, larger pixels and faster focus technology. A larger sensor and pixel size allows in more light (among other things). Light is one of the most important factors when taking a photo especially with a phone. Let’s look at each of those you mentioned.

          220 – 1/2.3″, 1.2um
          230 – 1/2.4″, 1.12um
          234 – 1/2.6″ 1.12um
          240 – 1/2.6″ 1.12um

          Now compare it to the current releases from Sony:

          377 – 1/2.3″, 1.55um
          260 – 1/2.5″, 1.44um
          286 – 1/2.9″, 1.25um
          298 – 1/2.8”, 1.12um
          386 – 1/2.9″, 1.25um
          IP6 – 1/2.9″, 1.22um
          (last one is the sensor from the iPhone 6, it is made exclusively for them by Sony)

          We can see with all the newer sensors released Sony either increases the sensor size, pixel size or both. There are also other changes Sony is making with the newer chips that vary from chip to chip.

    • bro-reac

      “world’s first smartphone to use the custom Sony IMX386 CMOS sensor with 12MP resolution | That statement (world’s first) doesn’t rhyme well with Meizu this year.

  • Ivo001

    “Under the hood, the phone features the Helio X20 deca-core processor”

    “So, what do you think about the new Meizu MX6? Can it take on other Snapdragon 820 models like ZUK Z2 that retail around the same price?”


  • poirot

    lol another gimped phone from meizu, just die already.

    enjoy your 28gb of fixed storage sheeppeople!

  • balcobomber25

    If it has US LTE I might be interested but I doubt it will.