Meizu MX6 is finally official in China and aims to take on the likes of Xiaomi Mi5, OnePlus 3 and LeEco Le 2 Max thanks to a competitive asking price of 1999 Yuan (Rs 20,000/$300 approx.)
The Meizu MX6 carries a similar design to that of the Pro 6 – an all metal unibody construction with a width of just 7.25mm. In fact, the Meizu MX6 is the slimmest phone launched by the Chinese brand so far. Even the slim Xiaomi Mi5 looks appears thick when compared to it thanks to 7.5mm dimensions of the former. That said Meizu has also parted with the antenna bands found at the back of the last gen MX5, thereby giving a smooth feel to the rear.
As expected the Meizu MX6 skips on the QHD display and instead comes with a 5.5-inch FHD In–Cell display sourced from Sharp upfront. Unlike the Meizu Pro 6 though, the 5.5-inch panel doesn’t come with 3D Touch capabilities. Under the hood, the MX6 is powered by a Mediatek Helio X20 deca-core chip with max clock speed of 2.3GHz. While this isn’t the fastest chip around, the presence of ARM A72 cores and Mali T880 GPU definitely makes it capable enough to handle what so ever you throw at it. Apart from that the Meizu MX6 sports a 4GB LPDDR3 RAM and 32GB of internal storage.
Coming to the optics, the Meizu MX6 definitely packs a punch as it is the first smartphone to come with the latest Sony IMX386. The 12MP PDAF sensor equipped camera on the rear makes use of a f/2.0 aperture and pixel size of 1.25µm. Meizu claims that their camera is capable of shooting crisper images than the class-leading Samsung Galaxy S7 which boasts of a larger pixel size of 1.4 µm. That aside, the 12MP camera with image capturing time of 319ms is faster than the Galaxy S7 which takes about 4ms longer. On the front, the flagship Meizu smartphone boasts of a 5MP front-facing selfie snapper.
Now coming to the battery, the Meizu MX6 packs a modest 3060mAH cell on the inside despite its slim dimensions. The Chinese smartphone brand further claims that their smartphone makes use of a proprietary m-Charge technology to charge from 0-100% in just 75 minutes using 24Wh fast charger and USB Type-C port. It’s also worth noting that the flagship smartphone comes with an m-Touch 2.1 fingerprint sensor on the front just below the display. This apparently also works as home button and has been found in Meizu phones ever since it gave away on its Halo home button. The Meizu MX6 runs on Android Marshmallow with the company’s Flyme OS 5.5 on top.
The Meizu MX6 comes in four colour options namely Silver, Pink, Gold, Gray and will start retailing in China starting from July 30. International availability of the smartphone hasn’t been announced as of yet but expect Meizu to bring this India rather soon.