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Meizu Pro 6 release date, price, specs, features

Update: New variant of the Meizu PRO 6 leaked

The Meizu Pro 6 launched on April 13, half a year after the previous generation. There were some surprises at the unveiling and some changes from the Pro 5. Now, another variant of the PRO 6 with a different processor has been leaked. Here's everything we know about the Meizu Pro 6 release date, price, specs and features.

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The Meizu Pro 6 launched on April 13. / © Meizu

Meizu Pro 6 price and release date

The prices for the Meizu Pro 6 are listed on Meizu's website. The 32 GB version is listed as CNY 2,499  which comes out to around $385. The 64 GB version is listed as CNY 2,700 which is around $430. These prices do no include fees from ordering outside of China.

No official release date has been announced yet but a report from China states that the Meizu Pro 6 is going to be released in August of 2016. Its predecessor, the Pro 5, was released in September of 2015 so this lines up with previous Meizu launches. 

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The Meizu Pro 6 comes in a mid-range price. / © Meizu

Meizu Pro 6 specs

The unveiling gave us a pretty good idea of what the Meizu Pro 6 specs look like. The device was launched with two different versions. Instead of a 6 GB RAM high-end version, both phones come with 4 GB RAM but one has 32 GB internal storage and the other has 64 GB.

At the unveiling, the company announced the Meizu Pro 6 will be the first smartphone to use the 10-core Helio X25 chipset. The Helio X25 is an enhanced version of its predecessor, the Helio X20. The X20 supported 4K video and fast charging via Pump Express 3.0+ but had the problem of overheating and eventually shutting down.

The Helio X25 is reported to have a faster GPU (850 MHz vs 750 MHz) and the cores boosted from 2.3 GHz to 2.5 GHz. The core configuration is still the same as the X20 so it's not clear that the overheating problems have been addressed with this new chipset.  

All of this is running Android 6.0 Marshmallow out of the box.

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The Meizu Pro 6 comes with an enhanced processor. / © Meizu

The Pro 6 battery is smaller than most flagships released in 2016, coming in at 2,560 mAh. This is also smaller than its predecessor which had a 3,050 mAh battery. The Pro 6 is also equipped with a dual nano-SIM slot and charges with a USB-C cable.

A new leak has revealed an additional variant of the PRO 6. The rumor comes from Weibo via Mobi Picker and shows two screenshots of the specs menu in what could be a new variant of the device, although we cannot confirm the authenticity of the images.

This second PRO 6 could come with the Exynos 8890 processor backed with 4 GB of RAM. This does not seem unrealistic, as this variant could come as a response to concerns from customers over whether the deca-core Helio X25 can perform as well as the octa-core Exynos processor seen in the Meizu PRO 5.

The leaks also show that this new variant of the Meizu PRO 6 could come running Android 6.0 Marshmallow. An image from the leaks can be seen below.

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A second variant of the Meizu PRO 6 might contain the Exynos 8890 chipset. / © Weibo

Meizu Pro 6 design

As was previously reported by AndroidPIT, the Meizu Pro 6 is coming with a smaller display than its predecessor. The Pro 6 comes with a 5.2-inch 1080p AMOLED screen. The screen of the Pro 6 is the same as the Pro 5 other than the size, a whole half inch smaller. The screen also has the equivalent 3D Touch technology as Apple's. Meizu calls it '3D Press'.

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The screen of the Pro 6 is smaller than its predecessor by .5-inches. / © Meizu

Meizu promises the Pro 6 will be thin at only 7.25 mm thick. This is thinner than its predecessor by only a small margin of .25 mm. We don't have any information about the weight of the device but the Meizu Pro 5 weighed 168 g so we could expect something similar to this.

Meizu Pro 6 camera

Meizu promises a strong performance with its new camera. The Sony designed 21 MP camera comes with a 10 LED ring flash. It claims to have made some significant improvements in laser-assisted focusing. It also claims the Pro 6 has enhanced shooting performance under low light conditions. 

What do you hope to see in the Meizu Pro 6? Let us know in the comments below. 


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  • CJ Brown 5 months ago Link to comment


    You had me interested until you mentioned the battery and screen size (especially at their listed no contract prices). Still, this is competition, which will only encourage the lowering of prices; as well as better specs for Mid-Range Android Smartphones (consumers win in the end!) :-)

    • Cory Schmidt
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      5 months ago Link to comment

      I completely agree CJ. We need more mid-range competition. I hope that in the near future the $200 smartphone with decent features is the norm.

  • So how big is it? You've given the thickness but not the dimensions

  • Nice article

  • drkmgiri 7 months ago Link to comment

    is this RAM RACE really worth?I think it is only increasing price and salability. functionally no much value addition for average users.expecting answer from author Cory.thank you.

    • Cory Schmidt
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      6 months ago Link to comment

      Hi drkmgiri, thank you for your question. In my opinion, it depends on whether you need the RAM or if you are content with less. Of course, as all companies increase performance, prices will decrease due to competition but I think you are right in that this is a good excuse for manufacturers to jack up prices. RAM is something many are familiar with and it's a good number measurement to show in advertising. I, personally, like having the extra RAM but I'm not willing to pay a boatload for it. I'll just go mid-range if the prices are too high.

  • It can have as many features on it as you want, but if it's unreliable then it's not worth a monkey's toss

    • Cory Schmidt
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      6 months ago Link to comment

      Yes, I know what you mean Peter, I hope it fixes this this time around. I know it's pretty conscious about the problems but that doesn't always mean there will be improvements.

  • I'm just gonna think on 6gb of ram and 128 GB storage.!... before I return to reality with my trusty outdated 2nd gen Moto X somehow running really well with a miserly 2gb of ram....

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    anshul 7 months ago Link to comment

    Is Meizu a renowned brand in terms of technology and R&D. There are many new Chinese companies in mobile manufacturing but all of them are not able to provide quality products. If I am investing $500 then I expect good quality of product and good after sales support. May be I am wrong to ask this question about Meizu.

    • Cory Schmidt
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      7 months ago Link to comment

      Good question anshul. I definitely think they have powerful devices but US$500 is asking quite a lot, especially with Xiaomi on the board with its Mi 5 Pro sitting around US$350.

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        anshul 7 months ago Link to comment

        Yes, absolutely agree with you on the price but there are so many better options in 500USD. Only 6GB RAM is not everything other things also matters(brand worthiness, after sales support, built quality etc.)

        There is new entrant, name is Vernee Apollo a month old company from China. Specs are awesome 6 GB of RAM, 5.5-inch QHD Force Touch display, Marshmallow and 128 GB storage.

        One thing always matters & that is quality & reliability.

      • Cory Schmidt
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        7 months ago Link to comment

        Agreed :)

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