Meizu has announced the successor to last year’s M5, dubbed the M6. While the smartphone arrives almost a year after its predecessor, the company has oddly decided not to make too many changes. In most areas, the Meizu M6 is almost identical to the M5. Perhaps the biggest and the most noticeable change is the design. The build quality, unfortunately, hasn’t seen much of an upgrade. Meizu is still using a polycarbonate body, although you do get a metal frame in the middle to make it feel more solid. The mTouch fingerprint sensor is embedded into the device’s home button and is claimed to unlock it in just 0.2 seconds.
Like the Meizu M5, the M6 features a 5.2-inch LCD display with 720 x 1280 HD resolution. Meizu claims the panel used in the M6 offers a static contrast ratio of 1000:1 and peak brightness of 450 nits. Under the hood, it is running on an octa-core MediaTek MT6750 chipset clocked at 1.5 GHz, with a Mali-T860 GPU. The smartphone comes in two memory configurations – 2GB of RAM + 16GB onboard storage and 3GB of RAM + 32GB onboard storage. Since it uses a Hybrid Dual SIM slot configuration, you can choose to expand the storage further by up to 128GB.
The M6 is equipped with a 13MP rear camera that integrates phase detection autofocus, an f/2.2 aperture lens, and quad-tone RGBW flash. For taking selfies, you get an 8MP snapper on the front, coupled with an f/2.0 aperture lens. Connectivity features include Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac dual-band, Bluetooth 4.1 Low Energy, GPS with GLONASS, and 4G VoLTE. Like the rest of the core specs, the battery capacity is also identical to the M5 at 3070mAh. The smartphone measures 148.2 x 72.8 x 8.3mm and weighs in at 143 grams. It runs on Android 7.0 Nougat-based FlyMe 6.0 OS out of the box.
The Meizu M6 will be available for sale in China starting September 25th in four colors – Matte Black, Electric Blue, Moonlight Silver, and Champagne Gold. The 2GB RAM version has been priced at 699 yuan ($106), while the 3GB RAM version is priced at 899 yuan ($136).