Meizu has confirmed that it will be debuting the Meizu M6S as its first full smartphone with 18:9 aspect ratio display on Jan. 17. Since several years, the Chinese manufacturer has been using MediaTek chipsets to power its mid-range and low-budget phones. However, the upcoming mid-range Meizu M6S is rumored to be powered by the Exynos 7872 chipset by Samsung. Some of the key specs of the new SoC have surfaced today.
The Exynos 7882 is 14nmm chipset that is designed for low-budget phones. It is hexa-core SoC that comprises of four cores of Cortex A53 and two cores of Cortex A73 and Mali G71-MP3 graphics. It includes a Cat. 7 LTE modem that offers a maximum download speed of up to 300 Mbps and upload speed of up to 100 Mbps. The fully integrated modem offers full network support. The Bluetooth SIG certification of the Exynos 7882 chipset had revealed that it carries support for Bluetooth 4.2.
Some of the recently leaked photos of the Meizu M6S reaffirm that it will be coming with an 18:9 display. It won’t be featuring the trademark mBack physical button, but its capabilities are expected to be made available through virtual keys. Unlike other full screen phones that have rear-mounted fingerprint scanner, the Meizu M6S is speculated to arrive with a side-mounted fingerprint reader.
The Meizu M6S is expected to arrive with HD+ resolution supporting screen of 5.7 inches. It is likely to available in variants like 32 GB of storage + 3 GB of RAM and 64 GB of storage + 4 GB of RAM. It will be fueled by a 2,930mAh battery. For shooting photos, it is expected to be fitted with a 13-megapixel rear camera and a 5-megapixel selfie snapper. It will be running on Android 7.0 Nougat that will be overlaid with the latest Flyme OS skin. It is expected to be priced around 1,299 Yuan (~$199).