Meizu Pro 6 to feature the Exynos 8870?


Meizu has been launching phones at breakneck speeds. Thankfully though, most of these phones have actually been devices worth buying.

Some reckon this includes the Pro 5 which happens to be the first from the ‘premium’ line of Pro series phones.

From what we’re hearing, a successor is already in the works, and it could come with the next-gemn Exynos 8870 SoC from Samsung (which also happened to leak out hours earlier).

The Exynos 8870 is expected to be a knocked-down version of the more powerful Exynos 8 Octa 8890 which should feature in next year’s Samsung flagships.

The current-gen Meizu Pro series flagship, the Pro 5 has an Exynos 7420 SoC — the one that powers the current-gen Samsung flagships.

Meizu really seem to be wanting to make a name for themselves in the high-end market. The fact that despite their MX5 being fairly successful, the company went ahead to launch to launch another, more expensive flagship stands testimony to that.

The Pro 6 should be a phone worth waiting for, if these rumours have any fact in them.

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12 Comments

  1. realjjj
    December 29, 2015

    A cut down version is not what you want in a flagship.
    Anyway, in 2016 the hot segment will be 150-200$ phones, who invests in A72 based SoCs there will do well. As for Meizu they really need to drop the home button or it will be hard to grow sales in 2016. And drop Pentile.Unless they use plastic OLED for curved, Pentile can only harm their brand.

    • Lazar Prodanovic
      December 29, 2015

      Don’t expect even a X20 powder phone in the sub 200 price range. At the end of the year maybe.

    • Tajwar
      December 29, 2015

      Why they need to drop the home button? Imho it’s the best implementation of a physical home/back/bio. Scanner there is

      • balcobomber25
        December 29, 2015

        Because he doesn’t like it lol. It is excellent in Flyme

    • balcobomber25
      December 29, 2015

      Everyone I know that actually owns a Meizu, myself included, loves the home button especially with how well it works with Flyme. I don’t see it going away anytime soon. A home button isn’t going to keep them from growing sales and neither will using Pentile displays. These are obviously things you personally don’t like but they are not deal breakers for the majority of smartphone buyers, in fact most have no clue what Pentile even means.

  2. Dyee 400kv
    December 29, 2015

    @Yash Garg why shop.gizchina is not shipping to INDIA

  3. Reggie
    December 29, 2015

    I think that Samsung is scared because meizu pro 5 has much more power than his galaxy S6.
    I think samsung gave the 8870 SoC to meizu to be under Samsung

    • balcobomber25
      December 29, 2015

      The Pro 5 is just as powerful as the Note 5, S6 and S6 Plus. They all use the same SoC. Not sure what you mean by “much more power”. As for Samsung being scared of Meizu, that is laughable at best. Samsung sells 10-20X more Galaxy’s and Notes than Meizu sold of the Pro 5, they aren’t even a blip on Samsung’s Radar. Not to mention that Meizu has used Samsung parts since their inception. Their relationship is solid.

  4. Freeje
    December 29, 2015

    Was gonna get the Pro 5 but the Mate 8 made me change my mind. Just got to have a big screen.

  5. balcobomber25
    December 29, 2015

    And I guess we can expect the X20 in the MX6.

  6. Nishikanta
    December 30, 2015

    dose not look like lunching soon in 2016 . may be later part of 2016

  7. erictheking87
    January 8, 2016

    Any news on Meizu Pro 5 MINI??? Because I’m eagerly waiting for 4.7″ flagship phone with PROPER AUDIO HARDWARE!