Meizu launches the first smartphone with 14nm Samsung Exynos 7872 chipset
Meizu has launched its first smartphone this year in China. Named as the Meizu M6s, it is also known as the Meizu S6 (Charm Blue S6) in China. The smartphone USP is it’s 18:9 display and its Exynos processor and is currently available in Champagne Gold, Matte Black, Moon Silver and Cobalt Blue colour variants. It was previously spotted in TENAA a week ago.
As for the specs, the M6 sports a 5.7 inch 2.5D curved glass in-cell display with a resolution of HD+(1440 x 720 pixels). The display has a brightness of 450 nits and has wide view angles along with 1000:1 contrast ratio. Under the hood, the smartphone boasts a hexacore (2 Cortex A73 cores clocked at 2.0 GHz and 4 Cortex A53 cores clocked at 1.6 GHz)Samsung Exynos 7872 chipset along with a Mali GPU coupled with 3 GB of RAM and 32 GB or 64 GB internal storage. The company claims the smartphone is the first device to feature the 14 nm Samsung Exynos 7872 chipset.
In the optics department, the Meizu M6s offers a 16 MP Samsung CMOS camera sensor with a f/2.0 aperture while offering an 8 MP camera sensor at the front with f/2.0 aperture. The front camera comes with an ‘adaptive beauty technology’ called ArcSoft Beauty Algorithm Adaptive Skinning Technology while the rear offers a dual-tone LED flash.
The device will run on Android 7.1.2 with Flyme OS 6.2 on top which is a tad outdated, but we can hope for an Oreo update. It’s backed by a 3000 mAh battery with no Quick charge support. The M6s also retains the Super mBack or Halo button which has the navigation features of older generation mBack buttons. Meizu is also rumoured to have added a pressure sensor display for gesture supports. As for the fingerprint sensor, it is located on the power button on the right side of the device. Connectivity options include 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.2 while sensors on board include an accelerometer, proximity sensor, ambient light sensor and gyroscope.
As for the pricing, the Meizu M6s comes with a price tag of CNY 999 (Rs 10,000 approx) for the 32 Gb variant while the higher 64 GB variant costs CNY 1,199(Rs 12,000 approx). These models are currently available in China yet but its likely to launch in other countries too. The sale will start on January 19 from 10 am onwards via Lynx, Suning and Jingdong but will also be available on Meizu Store from January 20 onwards and after that through offline retailers. The device is now up for pre-registration.