Meizu has announced its latest flagship Android phone, the Meizu Pro 6.
We’ve grown accustomed to improbably good value, increasingly stylish phones from Chinese manufacturers now. Still, Meizu is hardly a household name in the West.
Last year’s Meizu Pro 5 was a strong phone that had the distinction of running on Samsung’s Exynos 7420 – the same chip that powers the Samsung Galaxy S6 – but for a significantly lower price.
Now that phone’s successor, the Meizu Pro 6, has been announced in Beijing.
The Meizu Pro 6 features a sharp 7.25mm-thick all-metal body and a 5.2-inch 1080p Super AMOLED display. That’s considerably smaller than the 5.7-inch Pro 5, but the Pro 6 screen also comes with the benefit of pressure-sensitivity for iPhone 6S 3D Touch-like tactile control. It’s called 3D Press here.
There’s no Samsung Exynos chip this time around, though. Instead, the Meizu Pro 6 is the first phone to utilise the 10-core MediaTek Helio X25, backed by 4GB of RAM. You get a choice of 32GB or 64GB of internal storage and two SIM slots.
As for the camera, you’re getting a 21-megapixel unit with a Sony IMX230 image sensor and 10-LED flash on the rear, and a 5-megapixel unit on the front.
The Pro 6’s 2,560mAh battery might sound a little small for a 2016 flagship phone, but at least there’s no 2K display to power here. This is charged by a USB Type-C port on the bottom of the device, and Meizu’s mCharge 3.0 technology should bring a full charge in less than an hour.
There’s a fingerprint sensor build into the front-mounted home button, and Meizu is claiming a swift recognition time of 0.2-seconds.
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The Meizu Pro 6 will be hitting Chinese shops on April 23, and will cost 2,499 Yuan (£271) for the 32GB model and 2,799 Yuan (£304) for the 64GB.