Yesterday, as expected, Meizu launched its latest smartphone — Meizu M6S. Before launch, there were reports suggesting that the company could use mBlu branding instead of Meizu branding on this device.
However, when launched, the renders of the phone revealed both brandings — mBlu as well as Meizu. Now, the company has clarified that the mBlu branding will be available only on the pre-ordered phones and the rest of the devices will have Meizu branding.
The phone features an 18:9 display on a full metal body, along with the same U shaped nano injection antenna design that we have seen on flagship grade smartphones.
The Meizu M6S (or mBlu S6) comes with a 5.7-inch 18:9 in-cell display with 1440 x 720p HD+ screen resolution. It boasts of 450 nits brightness, wide viewing angles and 1000:1 contrast ratio. Under the hood, it is powered by Samsung’s Exynos 7872 processor built on the 14nm process with two Cortex A73 performance cores and four Cortex A53 efficient cores.
Because of the full-screen display, Meizu decided to ditch its mBack button. So, to offer better navigation features, the phone features a dedicated pressure sensor chip and linear vibration motor, which enables users to control the phone with simple gestures.
The device packs 3GB of RAM and offers two variants based on the internal storage — 32GB and 64GB. It features Samsung’s 16-megapixel CMOS sensor at the back with f/2.0 aperture, 112μm pixel area, phase detection auto-focus, 5P lens, and a special HDR that’s developed by ArcSoft. There’s also an 8-megapixel front-facing camera sensor with f/2.0 aperture, ArcSoft algorithms, Intelligent facial brightness enhancement, and an adaptive beauty mode.
As of the software, Flyme 6.2 with the company’s OneMind AI engine. There’s is no information available on which version of the Android operating system this custom OS is based. The phone is fuelled by a 3,000mAh battery with 18W fast charging that promises to charge the battery up to 52% in just 30 minutes.
The Meizu M6S (mBlu S6) will go on sale from 19th January and will be available through JD.com, Meizu Mall, Lynx, and Suning. Offline sales of the device will begin from 20th January. The 32GB storage model is priced at 999 Yuan ($155) while the 64GB storage model costs 1199 Yuan ($186).