Meizu M6S is the company’s first smartphone of the year and it has all the goodies that you would expect in an entry level handset of 2018. You have a 18:9 display, a good mid-range chipset, fingerprint ID and a decent battery, making it a well balanced smartphone. Here’s everything that you need to know about the Meizu M6S.
The Meizu M6S (mBlu S6) comes with an 18:9 display on a full metal body. The phone features the same U shaped nano injection antenna design that we have seen on flagship grade smartphones. What’s interesting is that unlike the leaks and renders that revealed mBlu branding at the back, the Meizu M6S will continue to use Meizu’s branding. Like previous smartphones from the company, this one too features a Meizu logo at the back.
Rest of the design is pretty simple, with a simple long full screen front, and a simple all metal back. There will be four color options: Gold, Gray, Black, and Blue.
There are a lot of fun cases as well that Meizu will sell alongside the phone to give it a funky look for the young generation.
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 phone will be the first to feature Samsung’s Exynos 7872 processor built on 14nm process with two Cortex A73 performance cores and four Cortex A53 efficient cores. Note that the chip supports all the three carries in China (full Netcom). There will be 3GB of RAM and 32GB / 64GB of storage options. The battery will be of 3000mAh with 18W fast charging that charges up to 52% in just 30 minutes.
As for the camera, the Meizu M6S will feature a Samsung 16MP CMOS sensor at the back with f/2.0 aperture, 112μm pixel area, PDAF, 5P lens, and a special HDR that’s developed by ArcSoft for the M6S. On the front, the phone features an 8MP sensor with f/2.0 aperture, ArcSoft algorithms, Intelligent facial brightness enhancement, and an adaptive beauty mode.
The phone has a side mounted fingerprint sensor, that the company says will feel natural in day to day operations. It’s pretty quick and unlocks in just 0.2 seconds.
As for the software, the Meizu M6S will come with Flyme 6.2 version with the company’s OneMind AI engine. No mention of the Android version yet. There’s a special game mode as well, which the company claims increases frame rate stability by 20% during gameplay.
What’s the most interesting part of the Meizu M6S is the Super mBack feature. Since the company had to remove the mBack button, the Super mBack is here to take care of navigation. The phone features a dedicated pressure sensor chip and linear vibration motor (in the circle), allowing you to control your phone with simple gestures. So, a simple tap on the circle will take you back, press it and you’ll be taken to the home screen, swipe it and it opens up multi-tasking window. There are several other gestures as well, making navigation super easy. If it works as well as it sounds, then it will be one of the highlights of the M6S.
The Meizu M6S is priced at 999 Yuan ($155) for 3GB + 32GB model and 1199 Yuan ($186) for the 3GB + 64GB model. The cases retail at 49 Yuan ($7.5) each, but when you buy it with the M6S, you get it for just 39 Yuan ($6).
The phone goes on sale via JD.com, Meizu Mall, Lynx, and Suning on January 19 at 10:00AM. Offline sale on Meizu store and other retailers kicks off from January 20.
Bookings start from 4.30PM today!