Possible Meizu MX6 with Helio X20 receives radio approval in China


meizu mx6

Although its the Chinese New Year, there are still some breaking stories such as the possible network approval of the Meizu MX6.

Meizu were once a brand that stuck to just one flagship launch each year, but the past 2 years they have switched gears and worked on growing the range by launching more and more models.

Last year saw the release of the Meizu M2, M2 Note, Metal, MX5 and Pro 5 phones, that’s already quite a few, but Meizu might be on the verge of launching another new flagship.

According to reports in China today, the new phone will be a replacement for the current MX5 and will boasts a Mediatek Helio X20 chipset. The phone is likely the Meizu MX6 and is referred to in official Chinese documents as the Meizu M681Q.

meizu mx6

From earlier leaks the Meizu MX6 will feature the new 10 core Mediatek chipset, full HD 1920 x1080 display, 3GB RAM and Flyme based on Android 6.0. Mediatek are building up to full production capacity of the Helio X20 over the coming weeks, so don’t be surprised to see the Meizu MX6 officially launch very soon.

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40 Comments

  1. balcobomber25
    February 8, 2016

    Be interested to see how this matches up to the Mi5. I have been pleasantly surprised over the 6 months I used the MX5 but it’s going to take something exceptional to keep me way from Xiaomi this year. I love this time of year! Can’t wait to hear all about the new phones.

    • Adam Irvine
      February 8, 2016

      My favorite time of year too Balco 🙂

      You still using the Mi5 then?

      • balcobomber25
        February 8, 2016

        I still use the MX5, most of the time a phone doesn’t make six months with me. But I have liked this phone a lot. But my heart lies with Xiaomi.

        • Oscar
          February 8, 2016

          Boooo!! Meizu all the way!!!!

          • balcobomber25
            February 8, 2016

            I have actually enjoyed my time with Flyme and if the MX6 blows me away I could very well stick with Meizu. But I’m leaning more towards Mi5.

            • MattD
              February 8, 2016

              We all know you’ll try to steal mi5 from the stand at mwc before the presentation conference ?

            • balcobomber25
              February 8, 2016

              LOL. As of right now I have about 2 hours of free time at MWC. The rest I am involved in closed doors meetings with our partners. I don’t even get to experience much of the actual show.

            • Tomas Thorley
              February 8, 2016

              I am confused, you work for MS but use an MX5?!

            • balcobomber25
              February 8, 2016

              Yup. I also use Ubuntu and OSX on my two laptops. Just because I work for MS doesn’t mean I am in love with all of their products.

            • MaxPower
              February 8, 2016

              This is a real problem

            • balcobomber25
              February 8, 2016

              LOL.

            • Karly Johnston
              February 8, 2016

              Why would you use a phone for development that will never officially support MS apps. China phones shouldn’t even be of interest.

            • balcobomber25
              February 8, 2016

              Chinese phones don’t support Google Play in China, but outside of that many of them either ship with Google Play or have ways to get it. And most Chinese brands these days are being sold officially in countries outside of China, including India which is now the second largest cell phone market in the world. But our Android apps are also available on many of the popular app stores in China

            • Karly Johnston
              February 8, 2016

              Most of MS devs are in India so they would test it there. Sounds fishy to ship it to some guy in the US were it will never be.

            • balcobomber25
              February 8, 2016

              What on earth are you talking about? We have dev’s all over the world in about 85 countries. Microsoft Mobile itself is based in Finland. I work at a Microsoft Research Lab which is the US, one of 8 research labs that exists. Our Lab is focused heavily on online technology and app production. And our apps are used in over 200 countries around the world, not just India lol.

            • MattD
              February 8, 2016

              Good, you’ve got the right alibi! ?

            • balcobomber25
              February 8, 2016

              “It wasn;t meet who stole the Mi5, I was in meetings….”

            • MattD
              February 8, 2016

              That’s the spirit! ?

            • jimberkas
              February 8, 2016

              Mi5 will be VERY hard to beat

            • balcobomber25
              February 8, 2016

              For me it will all come down to battery and camera.

    • Fred
      February 8, 2016

      Why Xiaomi?

      • balcobomber25
        February 8, 2016

        Always been my favorite company. Only company in this industry I am a fanboy of.

        • Bailey
          February 8, 2016

          Yep same here I am a big Xiaomi fan and I am very much looking forward Mi5

        • MaxPower
          February 8, 2016

          You dirty fanboy!

          • balcobomber25
            February 8, 2016

            Very dirty when it comes to Xiaomi 😉 😉

            • MaxPower
              February 8, 2016

              The more it goes and the more I’m into this new Redmi Note 3.
              It’s snappy like hell, doesn’t overheat (it runs colder than the MI4) and the camera is very good (I wonder what sensor they use)

              Icing on the cake…SD card slot.

            • balcobomber25
              February 8, 2016

              The camera sensor is a Samsung ISOCELL S5K3P3 to be precise. Some the S6’s used that sensor, the others used the Sony IMX 240.

            • MaxPower
              February 8, 2016

              Thanks bud.
              I’m expecting them selling like crazy this year, between this that can sell in India, the Redmi 3 and the new MI5 it’s going to be epic.
              If they open to a couple more if markets they might take the spot of Lenovo/Moto on the worldwide rank

            • balcobomber25
              February 8, 2016

              I think this year they will finally enter/expan countries like Vietnam, Mexico, Brazil, Russia and Turkey.

  2. Tajwar
    February 8, 2016

    Let’s who wins me over Xiaomi or Meizu?

    • balcobomber25
      February 8, 2016

      Xiaomi will probably win because they are a much larger company. Xiaomi will sell almost as many Redmi 3’s as Meizu will sell all of their models.

  3. MattD
    February 8, 2016

    Now meizu, please, don’t make the same mistake twice… No meizu metal 2 this year, just a mx6 at a low price and a pro 6 at an higher price… You know the competitors will use the x20 on budget phones: go ahead and make the first x20 budget phone, instead of pricing it like a flagship and then make a similar device with a lower price “because letv and xiaomi made so”!

    • balcobomber25
      February 8, 2016

      I think there should be a Metal 2 but with a Helios P10.

      • MattD
        February 8, 2016

        Mmm probably you’re right, there can be either a metal version of m3/m3 note or they could be made of metal right from the start… Obviously, with “no meizu metal” i meant “no phones similar to mx6 but with a significant lower price”: i found the move overly irrespective for customers last year!

        • balcobomber25
          February 8, 2016

          I didn’t really have an issue with it, they were reacting to the market. When Xiaomi released the Redmi Note with X10 that completely threw the market off center. They kind of had no choice.

          • MattD
            February 8, 2016

            While I agree about the note 2, I think they had a choice: cut the price of mx5 and offer some kind of refund (like their costy earphones) to previous customers… Probably many didn’t mind about the release of the metal, but I still find they didn’t show the due respect to customers: xiaomi did a trade off with the aging mi2s and meizu couldn’t find anything better than this?!

            • balcobomber25
              February 8, 2016

              They couldn’t realistically cut the price of the MX5 to match the Note. A lot of their partners (distributors, resellers) would lose a lot of money if that happened. At the same time the MX5 is most likely more expensive to build than the Note is, meaning Meizu would lose money. The MX5 isn’t any less of a good phone because the Metal came out.

            • MattD
              February 8, 2016

              Fair enough, but they recently cut the price to 1399 yuan, meaning they could indeed cut the price to something similar to the competitors (obviously not at the same exact level, but somewhere close)

            • balcobomber25
              February 8, 2016

              They cut it now because they want to clear out stock because the MX6 is about to drop soon.

  4. sai bhagavan
    February 9, 2016

    Design looks interesting