Meizu has finally taken the wraps off the much-anticipated Meizu M6S mid-range smartphone and it doesn’t disappoint. The device features a stylish design which is combined with exquisite craftsmanship to create a model having a side-mounted fingerprint sensor. Here some hands-on photos of the device which we picked up from Weibo and it offers better views of the premium, cheap mid-ranger.
The full-screen design made it impossible for the traditional mBack button to be mounted at the front. Instead of using a rear-mounted fingerprint sensor design, Meizu chose to experiment with a side sensor which many manufacturers have been shying away from. The fingerprint sensor is touted as being able to unlock the device in just 0.2 seconds. The device packs on-screen navigation keys and the round home button at the middle still functions as the mBack button.
At the rear, the device doesn’t look very spectacular, as it adopts a design similar to what Meizu has done in the past. The M6S features a metal body with the U-shaped antenna band acting as borders at the top and bottom edges. At a time dual cameras rule the airwave, Meizu chose to stick to a single rear camera which is located at the center. There is a round-shaped LED flash just under the rear camera. And remarkably, the hands on photos show the presence of the mBlu ogo just underneath the LED flash at the back. Meizu’s official renders of the device released during its launch have the Meizu logo printed on the back. So, its either something changed at the last minute or we’ll see the mBlu branding on the Chinese models while the international models would bear the Meizu branding.
As a reminder, the Meizu M6S features a 5.7-inch 18:9 in-cell display with 1440 x 720p HD+ resolution. The screen boasts of 450 nits brightness, wide viewing angles and 1000:1 contrast ratio. The M6S happens to be the first device to feature Samsung’s Exynos 7872 processor built on 14nm process with two Cortex A73 performance cores and four Cortex A53 efficient cores as well as full Netcom. The processor is backed by 3GB of RAM while the device will be available in 32GB and 64GB of storage options. It equally packs a 3000mAh with 18W fast charging that charges up to 52% in just 30 minutes. Providing the interface is the Flyme 6.2 OS with the company’s OneMind AI engine.
As for the prices, the Meizu M6S which available in Gold, Gray, Black, and Blue is priced at 999 Yuan ($155) for 3GB + 32GB model and 1199 Yuan ($186) for the 3GB + 64GB model. The smartphone will be available on JD.com, Meizu Mall, Lynx, and Suning on January 19 at 10:00AM for buyers in China. It will also be available for offline purchase on Meizu store and other retailers from January 20. There is no word yet on when the device will be available outside China. Check out more photos of the sleek device from below.