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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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.
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.
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.
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'.
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.
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