Meizu has unveiled its new budget offering, the Meizu M6T in China today to take on smartphones from manufacturers like Xiaomi and Honor in the budget segment. The device comes in a metal unibody design with a 1440x720p 5.7-inch LCD 18:9 display on the front with a contrast ratio of 1000:1, a dual rear-facing camera setup with a 13MP primary sensor (IMX 278) and a 2MP depth sensor for portrait shots with an aperture of f/2.2 and f/2.4 respectively. The camera features Phase Detection Auto Focus, commonly known as PDAF, and can record videos up to 1080p and has a single LED flash. The selfie shooter is an 8MP unit with an aperture of f/2.0 which can also be used for face unlock, which has now become a norm.
Meizu M6T Specifications and Features
The Meizu M6T comes with MediaTek’s MT6750 chip on the SoC front which is an octa-core CPU with 4x Cortex A53 cores clocked at 1.5GHz and 4x Cortex A53 cores clocked at 1.0GHz, coupled with the Mali-T860 GPU. The available RAM-storage options include 3/4GB RAM and 32/64 GB storage. The device sadly still runs on Android 7.0 with Meizu’s custom FlyMe OS on top. There’s also a rear-mounted fingerprint scanner with support for in-UI gestures which Meizu is calling “Super mBack”.
The phone also has Alipay as well as WeChat payment integration. There is a 3300mAh battery to provide juice which charges over a micro-USB port. There is also an infrared sensor for the ability to use the device as an IR remote control for appliances. Along with a dual SIM slot, the Meizu M6T also sports a micro SD card expansion slot with the ability to expand storage up to 128GB.
Meizu M6T – Price and Colors
The Meizu M6T goes on sale in China in three colors – Black, Champagne Gold and Red. The three available configurations are – 3GB+32GB costing CNY 799 ($125/INR 8500), 4GB+32GB priced at CNY 999 ($155/INR 10500) and the top of the line 4GB+64GB model costing CNY 1,099 ($170/INR 11500). It would be interesting to see if Meizu can compete against the likes of the Redmi 5 from Xiaomi which also sells for a similar price.