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Meizu Pro 6S Official: Upgrades Camera (Sony IMX386 + OIS) & Battery At A Cheaper Price

by Joe 12

Meizu has been teasing its brand new Meizu Pro 6S flagship for the past few days. Today, at an official event, the company took the wraps off the new device in China. The company has surprising priced the Pro 6S cheaper than the existing Pro 6 flagship, but that’ll probably change in the next couple of days as sellers start discounting the previous generation model.

Meizu Pro 6S

Design wise, the Meizu Pro 6S is pretty much the same as the Pro 6 handset. It comes with a metal body with CNC, 3D, PBT nano molding and three-dimensional sandblasting anodizing process, with four color options — moonlight silver, rose gold, champagne gold and sky gray. Even in the thickness department, the company has managed to keep it almost the same as the previous gen model, with a 7.3mm thick body and 163 grams weight.

As for the specs, the Meizu Pro 6S comes with the same 5.2-inch FHD AMOLED display with 2.5D glass on top as the previous generation model with 10000:1 contrast ratio and 350 nits brightness. Note that the phone supports pressure sensitive touch.

pro 6s camera

The real upgrades are in the camera department. The Pro 6S comes with a Sony IMX386 12MP sensor with 1.25-micron pixel and f/2.0 aperture. Other features include custom 6P lens, zero shutter lag, ring flash, PDAF, laser focus and four-axis OIS. There are multiple shooting options such as manual mode, Pro mode and a new night mode as well.

One of the big disappointments with the Meizu Pro 6 was its small 2560mAh battery. That’s changed with the new Meizu Pro 6S as it comes with a larger 3060mAh battery, which should ensure at least a day of battery life with moderate usage. The 24W fast charging will further help in speeding up the process of charging the battery.

pro 6s features

This new model also comes with Helio X25 deca-core chipset, but it is said that the temperature of the chipset has been reduced by 3.5 degrees celsius. Other specs include 4GB of LPDDR3 RAM, 64GB of storage which is not expandable, 5MP front camera, voLTE, Flyme 5 OS, dual-band Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 4.1.

As for the pricing, the Meizu Pro 6S is priced at 2699 Yuan ($400). This makes it cheaper than the Pro 6 4GB edition that retails for 2799 Yuan ($413) in China but this price will most likely reduce very soon.

So, what do you think about the Pro 6S? I would personally like to see some real life samples from the new camera with OIS.

While the Pro 6S is a decent flagship, what you really should be looking forward to is the true flagship smartphone that Meizu is reportedly preparing for launch by the end of this year.

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  • NextHype

    Looks like what Pro 6 should have been in the first place

    • Il Moralizzatore

      Couldn’t have said it any better. And even then those specs are sub-par considering this is late 2016 and other real flagships are sporting out Snap 821 and 6 GB of LPDDR4 RAM.

      • NextHype

        And you don’t even talk about the mid-2016 SD820 flagships whose prices have just been cut down (Xiaomi, LeEco, Zuk SD820 flagships under $300).

        • Rob

          The problem is they are trying to make flagship phones with MT Soc’s and they’re not quite there in terms or performance vs QC. However, there is more to the price than just the SoC so slating the price of something purely based on CPU is foolhardy. A lot depends how the camera performs as unfortunately whilst LeEco phones are really cheap (for the on paper specs), the ROM’s are absolutely awful and their cameras never perform anywhere near how they should, so buying something like that because it’s ‘cheap’ and has a highend SoC is stupid as the performance is lacking and personally I would take a slightly lower spec’d phone with a well optimized ROM any day.

          • NextHype

            That’s for sure, SoC ain’t everything, that’s why I’m not shocked when Oppo delivers a $500 flagship with SD650 : because they’re at the state of the art when it comes to photography.

            But Meizu isn’t well known for their camera perf , nor for their software. In fact they do not have any real comparative advantage as a brand IMHO. So it’s pretty hard for them to compete with Xiaomi / LeEco / Zuk when they choose to sell on the same price bracket, but with a weaker SoC.

          • Tapian

            audio 😉

          • NextHype

            That was true a few weeks ago, but now Xiaomi is putting DACs in their phones too (Qualcomm’s AQSTIC DAC in Note 2) ^^

            BTW that’s still true for Zuk and LeEco that keep their costs to the lowest and don’t bother using DACs.

          • Luis Amaral

            Regarding your comment about the LeEco camera, do you recon its a hardware problem or software? If its the later what camera app would be recomended to get the most out of the hardware?

          • Rob

            I think it’s a bit of both, the problem with these high mp cameras is that the pixel size is too small. I tried with different camera apps and it made little difference, I believe that they also use plastic lenses and that isn’t going to do camera performance any favours!

  • quodvadis

    another trash phone with no card slot. when every successful android phone is equipped with one and android commanding 88% of the market. you can’t help but begin to suspect that the suits who made the decision for this kind of stupidity to have become senile in their chase of vainglory.

    oh well, I guess the personal data they’ll be stealing from clueless whales stupid enough to buy these phones and put their private info on these companies’ cloud are worth it.

  • PietroSoft

    This updates its quite terrible. Meizu its doomed.

  • Muhammad Yasir

    too fucking expensive !