Meizu has officially announced the Meizu Pro 6 flagship, which is one of the most important phones for the company this year. We had already learned a lot about the device from company executives as well as teasers, but, now, everything including specs, features, camera, and pricing are out in the open. There’s a lot of new information about the Pro 6, which is why I have divided the info into different segments down below. It will be easier to browse through all the information this way.
So, let’s see what Meizu Pro 6 brings to the table.
Meizu Pro 6 DESIGN:
First of all, Meizu is using a brand new design for the Pro 6 smartphone. The company had already showcased the new antenna design on the device, and today, it has confirmed it officially. The phone comes with a 2.5D glass front with a CNC cut body for its premium looks. The special antenna design helps in better coverage, which Meizu claims is much better than the iPhone 6S. The buttons are placed well inside its grooves and the overall design looks simple yet premium.
Meizu Pro 6 is also the company’s thinnest device till date, featuring a 7.25mm body. The company has also managed to reduce the board area inside by up to 30%, reducing the overall size of the phone. Although it’s a matter of individual preference, but personally, I think Meizu has done a very good job with the design.
The Meizu Pro 6 comes with a 5.2-inch Super AMOLED FHD 1920 x 1080p display with 2.5D glass and Corning Gorilla Glass 3 on top. The company boasts that the borders are ultra-narrow measuring just 0.715mm, which is one of the thinnest borders we have seen. Other specs of the display include 450 Nit brightness, 100 and 423PPI pixel density. During the conference, Meizu specifically pointed out that the minimum display brightness is just 3 Nits to ensure that you don’t strain your eyes at night.
Meizu Pro 6 Specs:
No surprises here. The Meizu Pro 6 comes with the new Helio X25 deca-core chipset clocked at 2.5GHz. The chip features 2 x Cortex A72 cores and 8 x Cortex A53 cores. The company said that it decided to go with Helio X25 because it believes in the balance of performance and energy efficiency. Inside, there will be Mali-T880 MP4 GPU. As for memory, the phone comes with 4GB of LPDDR3 RAM and 32GB of eMMC 5.1 storage as standard. The company has reportedly made over 70 hardware and software optimizations on the device.
The Pro 6 also features the new USB 3.1 standard Type-C port which supports transfer speeds up to 5Gbps. The phone supports full netcom meaning it will work on all three carriers in China. Other connectivity features include dual SIM dual standby, VoLTE and Cat 6. support for transfer up to 300Mbps.
Meizu also reveals that the Pro 6 comes with the new mCharge 3.0 standard which can charge at 24W. This means you can charge the 2560mAh battery in the device to 100% in just 60 minutes. A simple 10-minute charge would give you 26% charge. mCharge 3.0 also comes with triple protection to ensure the safety of your phone.
You also get a mTouch 2.1 360 degrees fingerprint sensor embedded into the home button up front.
So, apart from the unique antenna design on the Pro 6, Meizu also comes with a couple of interesting new features.
First is the Hi-Fi Lite, which is a less power consuming version of the traditional Hi-Fi standard. The Hi-Fi Lite reportedly consumes 55% less power than the traditional standard. The phone features a cirrus logic chip and DAC amplifier for the best sound output. Further, there’s the company’s mSound tech with NXP chip.
Another new feature on the Meizu Pro 6 is 3D Press. This is Meizu’s name for pressure sensitive display. The company has added a new layer of capacitive pressure sensing to enable user gestures. The company also adds that Flyme OS will come with 20 apps that support 3D Press. This number could increase soon after the release.
Like expected, the Pro 6 also features the new 10-flash tech at the back, but more about that in the camera department.
Meizu Pro 6 CAMERA:
The Meizu Pro 6 comes with a capable camera sensor at the back, which is the Sony IMX230 with 21MP resolution and f/2.2 aperture. The sensor is supported by PDAF with focus times of just 0.07 seconds. Meizu also revealed that it has reduced the thickness of the camera module by 14% to blend well with the thin design of the Pro 6.
Now, coming to the most interesting part, the Pro 6 features a 10-LED flash setup. This is a combination of alternating cold and warm LED lights arranged in a ring design. This reportedly increases the brightness of the flash dramatically, helping you take best shots even at night. Further, the new setup with a new ISP translates into a range which is 4x better than Laser Autofocus.
On the front, the phone comes with a 5MP f/2.0 shooter.
Here are some camera samples taken from the Meizu Pro 6.
Meizu Pro 6 PRICING:
The Meizu Pro 6 will be much cheaper than what we initially thought. The phone starts at 2499 Yuan for the 32GB variant ($386) and goes up to 2799 Yuan for the 64GB variant ($432). The company is already taking pre-order registrations for the phone. It will start selling from April 23.
So, what do you think about the Pro 6?