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Meizu News: Pro 6S Launching Late October, No Exynos 8890 Phone

by Habeeb Onawole 8

Rumours have been floating round for months now about a Meizu phone with an Exynos 8890 processor. There are also rumours of a Meizu Pro 7 with a dual-curved screen expected to launch soon and probably be the last flagship for the year. All these rumours have been clarified by Meizu Vice-President, Li Nan.

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According to Mr. Nan, there will be no Exynos 8890 phone citing dual 4G network policy as the reason. He also mentioned that the Pro 7 will be released next year although he didn’t reveal any of the specifications.


His comment on the Exynos 8890 chip puts to rest earlier news that the company was going to release two more flagships this year: a Meizu Pro 6S with a new chip and a Pro 6 Plus with an Exynos 8890 and a 5.7” display.

So as it appears, the only one we’ll be getting is the Pro 6S. It has been reported that the Pro 6S will only be a slight upgrade from the Pro 6. The major upgrade of the Pro 6S is likely to be the swapping out the Helio X25 for a Helio P20 processor. Projected launch date for the Meizu Pro 6S is late October.

READ MORE: Antutu’s Top 10 Devices  for September 2016

Meizu is reported to still have two more low-end Blue-Charm devices to launch before the year ends.

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  • balcobomber25

    Meizu has said along they won’t use the 8890 because of network compatibility, this isn’t news. Meizu has come out and said it before each new phone release. If the next Exnyos chip has full network support they will use it, if not it will still be Mediatek.

    • Kudos to you, though.
      You’ve debunked these rumors from day one, even when they comfortably made their way on Android Authority & GSMArena’s clickbait articles.

      • balcobomber25

        The rumors were always nothing but speculation, everyone completely ignored the company shooting down those rumors because they wanted the 8890 so desperately

        • Yeah. Sad that they were being taken seriously by so many.
          We’re so damn gullible.
          Meizu don’t have the QC option open, Samsung has network compatibility issues… so of course it was always going to be good ol’ Mediatek.
          Not buying the P Series though, waiting for the first X30 phone, Vernee’s Apollo 2 might just be a good device.

  • Helio X25 is vastly superior than the P20, so how is this an upgrade?
    P20 will most likely be more power efficient, but the GPU is a Mali 880MP2 and the CPU is A53 up to 2.0GHz with no A72 cores.
    Could be that they are going for a 199$ device, as the P20 is targeted at mid-range headsets.
    I would have assumed that the P20 would be for the Meizu M4 Note series instead.

    • Jh1

      This. The p20 looks like a nice upgrade over the p10, but is inferior in every way to the x20/25 (well, except for battery life).

      • Wolvie

        The wording is “CHEAPER is BETTER”. China manufacturers got tendency to use cheapest parts available so they can sell cheaper to the market. So i don’t think they care much about performance ,bla bla bla……

        This is why more or less, we seldom see performance SOC from mediatek being manufacture by China vendors. Mostly are using shitty cheapo SOC like 6753, 6735 then P10 then now P20 and so on and so on

        • balcobomber25

          The performance SoC’s from Mediatek over the past year have been the X10, X20 and X25. They have been in used in dozens of phones. The X30 will be used in dozens of phones.