Update: Meizu Pro 6 launch – full details


meizu Pro 6 launch

As we speak the Meizu Pro 6 launch is winding down, with very few surprises (depending on your thoughts on earlier leaks) keep reading to see what Meizu’s latest flagship has to offer.

Meizu’s month started well with the launch of the M3 Note, then some shocking sales and now the launch of the Pro 6, which is bound to only do more good for the Zhuhai phone makers bank balance.

meizu pro 6 launch

Before we go over what we already knew about the phone let’s take a look at some of the more interesting parts of the Pro 6’s design, starting with the rear LED flash ring. This feature had been seen in plenty of leaks and we now know it is a ring of 10 x LED lights to create a very bright flash.

So night photos shouldn’t be an issue with the Pro 6 (at least with the flash), and the actual image capture duties will be handled by a Sony IMX230 21 mega-pixel rear sensor, which does protrude slightly from the metal body. The sensor benefits from PDAF (phase detection auto focus) for claimed focus speeds of just 0.07 seconds.

meizu pro 6 launch

3D touch was rumoured to be announced on the Meizu Pro 6 and it has in the form of Meizu’s 3D Press. Meizu say the force touch feature will be “Revolutionary interactive” and although the event didn’t go in to any specifics of how the hardware is going to be used, the SDK will be released so developers can build features that can take advantage of it.

meizu pro 6 launch

Meizu have retained their audio heritage with the Meizu Pro 6’s new HIFI Lite and mSound features. The audio tech includes a Cirrus Logic chip (the same as the one used by Apple) and third generation NXP SmartPA.

meizu pro 6 launch

It’s no secret that Meizu would be the first to use the Helio X25, and the Pro 6 is confirmed to be the phone to get it. The 2.5Ghz 10 core Mediatek chipset had been leaked in benchmarks running in the new phone prior to the launch, and at the event today we also learned the Meizu Pro 6 would have 4GB RAM.

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meizu pro 6 launchReasons for choosing the Mediatek chip over a Samsung model are rumoured to be for better overall network support in China. The MTK chip also bring VOLTE and Cat 6 LTE to the Pro 6.

Not mentioned at the launch is mCharge 3.0 which Meizu says can fully charge the battery in the Meizu Pro 6 in only 60 minutes. At this time though we don’t know capacity of the battery in the phone.

Meizu Pro 6 Specification Highlights

  • 5.2-inch 1920 x 1080 display
  • 3D Touch
  • Metal body
  • 10 x LED flash ring
  • Sony IMX 230 21 mega-pixel rear camera
  • Mediatek Helio X25
  • 4GB RAM
  • mSound and HIFI Lite audio
  • mCharge 3.0
  • 2560mAh battery

The only hardware parameter that is missing at this time is the battery size, but we will check the official Meizu Pro 6 spec listings once it goes live and add more details as we discover them. Update: the battery is a rather small 2560mAh.

meizu pro 6 pricing

This only leaves the pricing. Well a 32GB Meizu Pro 6 will cost 2499 Yuan in China while the 64GB version is going to retail at 2799 Yuan.

Overall I am pretty impressed this time around, but surprised there were no details about the rumoured fast charging, details of battery size etc at the launch, but those details are sure to be made available soon.

What are your thoughts on the Meizu Pro 6?

 

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72 Comments

  1. Maksim
    April 13, 2016

    This only leaves the pricing. Well a 32GB Meizu Pro 6 will cost 2499 Yuan in China while the 64GB version is going to retail at 2799 Yuan.

  2. Maksim
    April 13, 2016

    2499 Yuan.2799 Yuan RMB.

  3. realjjj
    April 13, 2016

    official page http://www.meizu.com/products/pro6/summary.html

    pros- pressure touch,10LED flash, not ugly , operating temps
    cons – Pentile, no microSD, home button, large footprint , small battery , no OIS, price

    @Andi: 5.2 inch not 5.5 and the battery is 2560mAh.They also do have laser autofocus.
    Operating temps are listed at -15 to 55 ° C (same as the m3 Note) and that’s nice since most phones are at 0 to 35C.

      • realjjj
        April 13, 2016

        on fast charging they also said 26% in 10 mins

    • balcobomber25
      April 13, 2016

      Meizu uses those operating temps in all their phones. Pentile is a con for you we all know that but personally I love their AMOLED displays and the price is right about where I expected. On resellers it will be about the same as the Mi5.

    • Muhammad Yasir
      April 13, 2016

      wait .. NO OIS ?!

  4. April 13, 2016

    Specs from yesterday happened to be true. Not interested anymore:/

    • Millet Air Purifier (Mi-Fan)
      April 13, 2016

      What is so bad about the specs

      • April 13, 2016

        The battery capacity is not big enough for me.
        Also, was hoping for at least 5.5″

        • Millet Air Purifier (Mi-Fan)
          April 13, 2016

          Yes 5.5 would have been nicer but I think its okay for most people. I love the design and believe that meizu choose a high quality battery so that the phone will last a whole day.

          • April 13, 2016

            I really like the looks of it, i could live with 5.2” as well, but i need 6h+ sot daily and i doubt that this phone will be capable of achieving that…

            • Millet Air Purifier (Mi-Fan)
              April 13, 2016

              6h screen on time? My original redmi note 3g had this kind of battery, now i just carry around xiaomi powerbanks with me to keep my phone alive. What phone do you have with 6h SOT

            • April 13, 2016

              Just now I’m using a Redmi N3 SD650 version and i usually get 7-8h sot.

            • Millet Air Purifier (Mi-Fan)
              April 13, 2016

              Wow I would be glad to get 4h on screen time with my mi note pro..2K, crappy 810 and 3000mah are not such a good combo

            • April 13, 2016

              😀

            • Jeff Acosta
              April 13, 2016

              Mate 8

            • balcobomber25
              April 13, 2016

              We really need to wait and see how efficient the X25 is.

  5. illystor
    April 13, 2016

    2560mAh (typ) battery.

    The screen’s smaller than the Pro 5 which got fantastic battery life, on a bigger battery, but now I’m gonna have to wait and see how the Pro 6 fares in battery life.

    • April 13, 2016
      • illystor
        April 13, 2016

        I’ll have to wait for reviews with cautious optimism. I want this to be my next phone, but that battery is just enough to give me pause.

    • balcobomber25
      April 13, 2016

      To be fair the Pro 5 was only a 3050 for a 5.7 display, that was considered small for that big of a display and it has excellent battery life.

      • illystor
        April 13, 2016

        You’re not wrong, which is why I’m not counting it out, I’ll just have to see some reliable numbers first. If it somehow managed to balance smaller screen with smaller battery for similar results to the Pro 5 then I would be absolutely happy with that. If not, I’ll probably just go for a Pro 5 after all (or an MX6 if we see it before July)

        • balcobomber25
          April 13, 2016

          Yea I am waiting for some reviews before I judge it. I actually really like it except that battery does scare me. But we shall see.

          • Simon
            April 13, 2016

            You could always wait for the Meizu M4 Note.

            On a serious note, if you had the choice between Meizu Pro 6 or Xiaomi Mi 5, which would it be ?

            • balcobomber25
              April 13, 2016

              Pro 6. I can’t get past the Mi5’s design or camera. The black model of the Mi5 is okay but it is near impossible to get without paying twice the phones value.

            • Simon
              April 13, 2016

              Ok thanks. Is there likely to be a Meizu MX 6 in the pipeline ?

            • balcobomber25
              April 13, 2016

              At this point who knows. I would be shocked if there wasn’t

  6. Brooklyn701
    April 13, 2016

    Battery is way to small for that price. With other brands going for 4xxx mAh or more, this is the big let down for me. No matter how efficient they optimize the phone, the logic will always be, a bigger battery would have done even more.

    Too bad was really looking into it. But that is an Argument to wait for ZUK or others to add the same features and not go with the pioneer (3D touch and so on).

  7. Alexis T
    April 13, 2016

    omg… so the russian leaks were true.
    IMX230, 5.2″ and 2560mAh not quite what i was waiting for.
    I’ll stick to my Find 7A a few month more, can’t see any upgrade here -_-

    • MaxPower
      April 13, 2016

      This year seems being more disappointing than last year.
      I miss the glory of 2014

      • Alexis T
        April 14, 2016

        True. Can’t see any real technological advance since 2014 in the phone district. More CPU power, more RAM/ROM, more camera pixels but i don’t see any real functional upgrade. Meanwhile, prices are climbing to a point where chinese market isn’t nearly as attractive as a few years ago.

        The chinese tablets market is a lot more dynamic this year than the phone market IMHO. With Intel selling millions of its Cherry Trails to chinese manufacturer, performance increase and dual boots are real functional upgrades.

  8. April 13, 2016

    The battery is quite small, questionable if its battery life will be as good as the Pro 5. Also, it is a bit heavy at 160 grams vs the Huawei P9 at 144 – and the P9 has a bigger battery. I love Meizu’s home button that doubles as a back button but I think I will wait for a phone with a 5.5 inch screen and a bigger battery, either that or go for the M3 Note. I like the Pro 5, but don’t think the P6 is for me.

    • balcobomber25
      April 13, 2016

      The P9 has a bigger batter but I wonder how much battery those two cameras use and it also costs nearly $400 more. If it came down to it I would choose a few hours less over a few hundred more. We also don’t know the efficiency of the X25 vs the Kirin 955. Really need to wait for reviews before we can judge either way.

    • Muhammad Yasir
      April 13, 2016

      i have a feeling the x25 is super efficient in battery …

  9. MaxPower
    April 13, 2016

    Good luck selling this joke Meizu

    • xi7
      April 13, 2016

      lol , we offer our sincere condolences to his widow

      • balcobomber25
        April 13, 2016

        Um……what?

    • balcobomber25
      April 13, 2016

      I am less than thrilled by it but I will give it a chance with some reviews. The Gionee S8 is looking even better this morning.

      • MaxPower
        April 13, 2016

        There’s no review that can fix that 2600 mha battery 😉

        • balcobomber25
          April 13, 2016

          It depends on the efficiency of the X25. The much larger Pro 5 had a relatively small 3050 battery (for a 5.7 inch phone) and had excellent battery life.

          • MaxPower
            April 13, 2016

            Nah, once you try the feeling of a massive 4000+ mha battery you won’t be willing to go back.
            Kinda like the fast charging, I can’t picture myself waiting to charge a phone with a 1A rate

            • balcobomber25
              April 13, 2016

              I have used big battery phones and they are nice but battery time really isn’t the most important thing to me. As long as a phone can make it through a day and has quick charge I am happy.

            • MaxPower
              April 13, 2016

              I guess I’m too lazy to plug the phone at nighttime :-p

  10. Tom
    April 13, 2016

    Anyone know when the mini version will be revealed?

    • balcobomber25
      April 13, 2016

      I am pretty sure this is the mini version.

      • iKosh
        April 13, 2016

        What about the naming for the big one? Pro 6 Plus?

      • Millet Air Purifier (Mi-Fan)
        April 13, 2016

        5.2 is just to small for me, same goes for mi5

        • balcobomber25
          April 13, 2016

          For me it takes less than a day to get used to of the difference between a 5 inch and a 5.5 inch phone, I think 5.2 is the sweet spot for me.

          • Muhammad Yasir
            April 13, 2016

            I WANT 6 INCH PHONES WITH 2K FOR GAMES ! 😀

      • Tom
        April 13, 2016

        Well, that’s what I am afraid of. Personally I expect 4.7 inch for mini model. Currently I own Huawei P8 and it’s really great, can’t complain about it. Though, I would rather prefer smaller device with dual SIM

        • balcobomber25
          April 13, 2016

          I think the days of 4.7 inch phones are coming to an end. There maybe one or two models at that size, Sony might keep it for their compact models. But everyone is pushing towards bigger phones.

  11. gersonjunior87
    April 13, 2016

    Helio X25? Really? Its a Joke!

    • balcobomber25
      April 13, 2016

      Seems like they are pretty serious. Also seems like the X25 is going to be a pretty incredible chip.

  12. PhiBetaGamma
    April 13, 2016

    @Gizchina:disqus Possible to get the AnTuTu v5 and AnTuTu v6 scores for this one? I’m skeptical about the battery life as well.

  13. Yōsei
    April 13, 2016

    the battery is a letdown

  14. Muhammad Yasir
    April 13, 2016

    except for the Battery life , im good with this.
    if i can get a part time job AND devise a meticulous yet successful way to import this into Pakistan , this could very well be my first ever phone !

  15. balcobomber25
    April 13, 2016

    After taking some time this phone is starting to grow on me, that design is just so beautiful.

    • MaxPower
      April 13, 2016

      I loved the design at first sight, but then reading the specs I started being less and lesser excited. The price then told me to just steer clear of it

      • Marco Lancaster
        April 13, 2016

        You’re living a while with a 4000mAh battery Max, I suppose that will be something hard to decrease.

        • MaxPower
          April 13, 2016

          That was my whole point indeed

      • balcobomber25
        April 13, 2016

        Price isn’t bad under $400 is about what I expected.

        • MaxPower
          April 13, 2016

          ??? I don’t see much improvements from the MX5. Why didn’t they price this one at 1799 like the MX5?

          • balcobomber25
            April 13, 2016

            Compared to the MX5 the following is different:

            – Newer SoC
            – Force Touch
            – Newer camera sensor
            – 10 LED Flash
            – PDAF
            – Newer generation AMOLED
            – Bigger ROM

            My guess is they have an MX6 coming out soon that will be priced at 1799 but with an X20 instead.

            • MaxPower
              April 13, 2016

              Yes but that’s the incremental upgrade. The MX5 uses last year MTK SoC and the PRO6 is going the same path. What was 16GB last year is 32GB this year, same about the sensor and PDAF.
              I see this phone as an attempt to build the MX5 with the this year components and that’s why I don’t get either the price and the name.

  16. erictheking87
    April 13, 2016

    No ESS Sabre DAC and TI amp??? Bye bye Meizu.

    Waiting for official LG G5+B&O module combo.

    Hi-Fi Lite… WTF is this shit??????

    • balcobomber25
      April 13, 2016

      Good luck it’s looking like that module is going to be very limited.

  17. E8hffff
    April 13, 2016

    OH it’s Sony IMX230 the same component people dogged in the Vowney… smiles smiles Balcobomber25

  18. E8hffff
    April 13, 2016

    USD $432 for the top model.

  19. David Košič
    April 14, 2016

    A pro model with a mediator chip. Doesn’t sound too pro to me.

    • Mr.Flying Zoom3rz
      April 16, 2016

      X25 is way below the SD820 so what more do you need?