Over the last few years the phone makers based in China have managed to rise over the clichés that Chinese products are low-quality ones and have become very appreciated all over the world not only in their home country. Huawei is now in third place when it comes to sold units in 2015, right behind Samsung and Apple, while Xiaomi is another company that produced a lot of interesting devices as well.
Another company that emerged from anonymity is Meizu, which has made a lot of progress during the last couple of years. The manufacturer sold about 4.4 million units two years ago, and had even more success in 2015 with 20 million devices sold. Meizu not only that it has a solid customer base in China, but they are in a continuous growth overseas as well. Last year, the phone maker launched handsets such as the Meizu MX5 and the Meizu PRO 5.
If we take a look at the technical specifications of the two smartphones, we can easily say that the Pro 5 is certainly the company’s flagship, but the MX5 is pretty convincing as well. The Meizu MX5 was revealed in June 2015, and the phone that is meant to take its place, the Meizu MX6, is expected to be launched this summer. We have already spotted the handset in an AnTuTu benchmark, and now it seems that we have more rumored details about it. So, it looks like the smartphone will support all networks existing in China and may be cheaper than the Xiaomi Mi 5, which is set for announcement on February 24th during the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona.
If we are to believe the rumors, the Meizu MX6 will be made available for purchase sometime in mid-2016 and will hit the shelves at a price of 1,799 Yuan or $276. As for the specs, there is no official information on this matter, but the smartphone will reportedly be powered by a MediaTek Helio X20 64-bit deca-core processor, which could be true because the Meizo MX5 is underpinned by a Helio X10 CPU and usually the successor of any device (it doesn’t matter if we’re talking about flagships or mid-rangers) comes as an upgrade. Furthermore, the Meizu MX6 is said to have 4 GB of RAM, and a 20.7 MP camera located on the back. As for the battery, it appears that the smartphone will sport a huge 4000 mAh battery meant to ensure a long life with only one charge.
Other things that need to be mentioned are the material of the phone, which will most probably be metal, and the mBack, which is the company’s signature home button that also has fingerprint scanning capabilities. We’re not quite sure why companies are so stubborn on these home buttons, but maybe some users actually like them.
As for the operating system, no real information has appeared, but it would be nice if the Meizu MX6 would be shipped running Android 6.0 Marshmallow out of the box. One thing is certain. No matter what iteration of Google’s OS will be flying with the device, it will surely feature the company’s user interface, Flyme (which might be updated to version 6). Even though the Meizu will be powered by Android Lollipop, it’s possible that the OS will be upgraded to Marshmallow in the future.
In other news, the Chinese company will be present at MWC where it is said to launch another version of the Meizu PRO 5. We’re not sure if it will have the same specs as the current variant, but it seems that the operating system will be different. In other words, the smartphone will be running Ubuntu instead of Android.