Seems like every other company had already launched and release their respective flagship devices in the market today and joining the forces today in a seemingly saturated world of mobile devices, the Chinese mobile phone maker Meizu finally unleashed their highly anticipated flagship handset with the new Pro 6.
It’s PRO indeed and the 6th generation handset comes with features that directly compete with the latest Apple iPhone 6s and other flagship devices such as the most recent Xiaomi Mi 5, Samsung Galaxy S7 as well as the upcoming LG G5 and also the Huawei P9 which was also announced recently. We’ve mentioned those devices as the new Meizu Pro 6 do have the specs that could match them.
To begin with, the Meizu Pro 6 comes with a 5.2-inch super AMOLED display and offers a full HD resolution at 1920 x 1080p. Contrary to what was to be expected, the display on the new Pro 6 is smaller compared to the Pro 5’s larger 5.7-inch screen. But the smaller display would also mean a finer display which should have around 443 ppi pixel density. Despite the downscaling on the display size, the Pro 6 display should work just as you would expect on a flagship device.
Let not the display fool you, one of the key elements that makes the Meizu Pro 6 a viable alternative to the costly competing products is the way the handset was built. With premium quality materials and precision in manufacturing, the new handset is built on a metal unibody design with Meizu’s claim of just 48% of the overall material used in the construction of the handset is plastic. Also, the new Pro 6 sport one of the most beautiful antenna lines on a smartphone.
The handset is powered by no other than the latest MediaTek Helio X25 with decacore processor which Meizu claims as the first 10-core processor equipped smartphone in the market. It also comes with an overclocked Mali-T880 GPU, 4 GB of RAM plus a choice of either 32 or 64 GB of internal storage. Those looking for a device with expandable storage will be disappointed with the new handset as they don’t support such feature in which users would have to get used into what the handset comes with.
Coming at 7.5mm thick, the new Meizu Pro 6 comes with a customized 21 Megapixel Sony IMX230 imaging sensor that fitted into the handset without the bumps. It features a phase detection autofocus and with the use of an improved imaging algorithms, Meizu was able to fast focus its camera in just 0.7 seconds. Additionally, the handset is also equipped with Laser autofocus that beams up to 2 meters away for a more precise focusing on nearby objects. Uniquely, the Pro 6 comes with 10-LED flash that encircles the laser autofocus module. The front comes with a standard 5 Megapixel camera with an f/2.0 aperture in 1.4um pixel size and is capable of 1080p video recording.
Connectivity-wise, the handset includes adual nano SIM’s tray and supports 4G/LTE, 3G/HSPA and 2G/GSM networks. Standard with all other smartphone devices, the Pro 6 also includes Wi-Fi b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth 4.1 LE with A2DP, NFC, GPS with A-GPS, GLONASS and Beidou support, It also supports the latest USB 3 Type-C interface with short-circuit and high-temperature protection for a hassle-free fast charging and data transfers.
Meizu’s Pro 6 is supplemented with a number of features including the more improved fingerprint sensor with 0.2 second fast recognition time and also support mCharge 3.0 that fills up the battery from flat to almost full in under an hour. Unfortunately, the Pro 6 only comes with a smaller 2,560 mAh embedded battery which is a little behind the competition but should not be a total problem as it comes with power saving features that is embedded on the operating system. The handset will be running the latest Flyme 6 OS with3D Press feature that works closely similar to Apple iOS’s 3D Touch.
The handset will be available in China and all other regions where Meizu had already established a market. The unit will be available in two variants with 32 GB storage that starts at 2,499 (or roughly $390) and the 64 GB model with go for 2,799 (around $490). Finally, users will have the option to choose between the following inbox colors:black, silver, or gold aluminum alloy unibody shell.