Meizu was a well-known brand in India a few years back until they lost the momentum mid-way, thanks to some tough competition by fellow Chinese manufacturers like Xiaomi and Huawei. However, they’re still into mainstream smartphone business in the Mainland China and have come up with some innovative smartphone designs like the dual screen Meizu Pro 7 that they launched last year.
Even though the Pro 7 did not officially come to other global markets soon after its Chinese launch, it made its way to India after a few months selling exclusively on Amazon.in. Meizu has again gone the same route and has started to sell the Meizu M6 in India without any official statement or press release from the company. Like we had mentioned last time around, Meizu seems to be using a distributor model who has listed the phone for sale on Amazon and Meizu isn’t dealing with this directly.
The Meizu M6 isn’t a new phone by any means as it was launched in China eight months ago. The Meizu M6 is a budget-oriented smartphone with some pretty low-end specs. MediaTek’s MT 6750 chipset handles duties under the hood. The MT6750 is an octa-core chip based on Cortex A53 cores clocked up to 1.5GHz along with the Mali T860 GPU. There’s 2GB of RAM coupled with 16GB of internal storage. The rear camera is a 13MP shooter while the front-facing 8MP shooter takes care of selfies. The display is a 5.2-inch HD panel with a resolution of 720 x 1280 pixels, but as the smartphone is quite old, the display still sports the now dated 16:9 aspect ratio. A home button present at the bottom of the device doubles up as a fingerprint scanner which also supports gesture navigation. On the software front, the Meizu M6 runs on Android 7.0 Nougat with Meizu’s Flyme UI 6.0 on top. A 3070mAh battery provides juice to the internals.
The Meizu M6 is available for purchase on Amazon India for a price of Rs. 7,699, which given the popularity of Xiaomi’s Redmi 5 in this segment, seems like a hard sell, especially given that the smartphone does not have a major highlight.