Launched: Meizu Pro 6 Plus with Exynos 8890, QHD and more


Meizu Pro 6 Plus specifications

Despite their close relations with mobile chipset maker MediaTek, Meizu have come out with yet another flagship-grade smartphone featuring an Exynos SoC. Meet the new Meizu Pro 6 Plus!

Everything about this new phone is bling. It looks shiny, features a QHD display, and has the famous Meizu glowing halo — but  on the wrong side. The Meizu Pro 6 Plus is powered by the Exynos 8890 — the very SoC you find inside a Galaxy S7, if you dig deep enough — along with 4GB of RAM.

Meizu Pro 6 Plus Specifications

According to the manufacturer, here are the specifications of the Meizu Pro 6 Plus:

  • 5.7-inch 2560 x 1440p QHD display
  • Exynos 8890 SoC
  • 4GB RAM
  • 12 mega-pixel rear camera
  • 5 mega-pixel front facing camera
  • 3400mAh battery
  • Flyme 6
  • Fingerprint scanner
  • USB Type-C

Meizu Pro 6 Plus specifications price

One of the highlights of the Pro 6 Plus happens to be the 5.7-inch 2560 x 1440p OLED display. The Pro 6 Plus clearly means business, and ships only in 64GB and 128GB versions — as if saying there’s no space for 16/32GB mediocrity.

Coming back, the Pro 6 Plus will also feature what the company calls ‘One Mind’, a system built into the Flyme OS of the smartphone designed to act as an AI engine. It apparently brings 400 new features to the phone. Speaking of features, the Pro 6 Plus also has 3D touch support (pressure-sensitive touch), which however will work only with stock apps for now.

A 3400mAh battery powers this in-your-face looking smartphone, but despite that the phone is limited to a thickness of 7.3mm — impressive. As for the camera department, a 12 mega-pixel f/2.0 rear along with a 5 mega-pixel front shooter take charge.

The phone will be on sale in China in the coming days, but buyers around the world should have plenty opportunity to get one from their favourite resellers.

Meizu Pro 6 Plus Pricing and Availability

Starting the 23rd of December, the Meizu Pro 6 Plus will start shipping in China for the following prices:

  • 4GB RAM/64GB ROM: 2999 yuan ($435)
  • 4GB RAM/128GB ROM: 3299 yuan ($480)

Find some photos of the smartphone right below.

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82 Comments

  1. Sérgio Miguel Silva
    November 30, 2016

    Looking good, charming and with good specs. Let’s see if the software and price look just about as good.

    • Ibrahim
      November 30, 2016

      Software? It will look amazing! Meizu UI is amazing I tried it on Mx4 Pro…
      Price? Nope it will be freaking expensive as hell… 🙁

      • VMortens
        December 2, 2016

        What’s Meizu UI? You mean Flyme?

        • Ibrahim
          December 2, 2016

          Yaya this one… I only used Mx4 Pro and no other Meizu phones, so I am not into Meizu that much.

  2. November 30, 2016

    Was deeply hoping for the Kirin 960 to be in this, but this looks great as well.

  3. Marco Lancaster
    November 30, 2016

    Well… was about time.

  4. November 30, 2016

    $435 for the 4GB/64GB isn’t too bad considering this is somewhat a Samsung Note 7 alternative. Yet we have to see how good the camera is and how much it’ll actually cost in shops.

  5. SPLEND1D
    November 30, 2016

    500$ and 600$ retail prices for sure

    • November 30, 2016

      Yep, I guess that’s what you can expect.

  6. NextHype
    November 30, 2016

    Finally, a real flagship from Meizu in 2016 ! With an Exynos !
    We need public excuses from balcobomber for slaying every rumor about an Exynos Meizu device in 2016 ^^

    • MattD
      November 30, 2016

      I used to say the same thing, and I was wrong, but to be honest it’s almost 2017 and the soc is almost 1 year old, so it’s not that huge of a deal for a 500$ phone

      • Raky_b
        November 30, 2016

        Well, it same SoC as SD820/821, so if OnePlus priced correctly, i don’t see reason to say that this one is not.

        • MattD
          November 30, 2016

          Yeah, let alone op3t is everything but priced correctly. Also, op3t has a newer soc (I don’t feel like it’s a big improvement, but that’s that), and this will go even higher

          • Raky_b
            November 30, 2016

            Yes, it’s newer, but then, no real difference. Especially in real life, since there is less than 10% in benchmark results,but also in same time it heats up more.
            And i can agree that OP3t is not priced correctly (i would expect it to be same as regular OP3, at least 64GB version)…but then, this is same pricing… If this would be price of device in EU and US, and it comes with warranty I would rather buy that than any other phone from China.
            For 100$ more, it hard to bet with buying any of them, since you are already in Samsung and LG territory…and even if they do come wit less storage, or some other disadvantages (on papir), it’s hard to be blind, not to notice that they do have 2 year warranty, service centers, iser help services…

            • MattD
              December 2, 2016

              Yeah, I’m not myself a fan of sd821 because it’s just an overclocked 820, but it’s still newer on paper: the soc itself doesn’t count on the final price that much, it’s all down to the placement on the market the phone reaches, so with a newer soc it’s always pricer that before… That’s why I’m considering the exynos “1 year old”: right now its cost is much lower, while sd821 has been launched recently so it costs more… That goes without saying that the 8890 is still a great soc, it’s meizu’s choices that sucks, because, as you said yourself, what’s the point in buying a phone with a spec sheet similar to an s7 (with even something less on the camera) at an higher price than the s7 itself, but with no warranty and everything?!

    • njren
      December 1, 2016

      Thing is, he’s not wrong. The Exynos doesn’t support China Telecom’s CDMA network and, sure enough, there’s no mention of China Telecom or CDMA on Meizu’s Pro 6 Plus specs page. China Telecom is the number three carrier in China, so Meizu obviously believes there are enough customers on numbers one and two (China Mobile and China Unicom) to make a profit. Sadly, following Meizu custom, FDD LTE band support is likely going to be limited to 1-3-7 and maybe 20 if the gods are smiling. That’s also a Meizu tradition: no specific mention of network bands anywhere on their site.

    • balcobomber25
      December 2, 2016

      You mean public excuses like Li Nian, president of Meizu who said there would not be a Meizu Exnyos phone in 2016?

      • NextHype
        December 5, 2016

        Damn, balco ! Why so serious ? It was obviously a friendly joke, no need to get all “Meeeh I’m right you’re wrong and you don’t know shit” like a youngster caught playing with his wiener !

        The fact is we’ll see an Exynos device from Meizu in 2016 and you should (in order to keep your reputation intact) apologize instead of making an argument xD

        • balcobomber25
          December 5, 2016

          Yup I was off by 23 days for my prediction of no Exnyos Meizu in 2016. Go wait by your mailbox, that apology is on the way. If it’s not there by the end of week, keep waiting.

          • NextHype
            December 6, 2016

            *This is an automatic reply. I’m currently standing in front of my mailbox, waiting for an important missive*

  7. November 30, 2016

    I loved the Meizu Pro 5, very well built and great battery life. I was satisfied with the HD display. I will be interested to see how the QHD display affects battery life on the Pro 6 Plus.

  8. MattD
    November 30, 2016

    So, what they said was just a “we won’t release a real flagship, so buy this crappy pro6 in the meantime” bullshit to try and raise the sells… Or, at the end of the day, they were just forced to launch something good in order to avoid bankruptcy…

    I was definitely wrong when I said they wouldn’t launch a real flagship this year, but let’s be honest, it’s damn too late: it’s almost 2017, the soc is almost 1 year old with newer things already out or just about to be launched, and this is a 500$ phone which will probably hit over 600$ on the resellers… Damn, at that price people could just go for a samsung s7 and it will still be cheaper, and with a real warranty too…

    The design is really good, but it’s just too late.

    • sere83
      December 1, 2016

      The thing is, samsung would never give them a brand new exynos, it was the same with the pro 5, hence why we are seeing it so long after it was released. They’re happy to make some component supply money off meizu for older cpu’s, but they arent going to give them their latest and greatest as they pose a direct threat to their sales in the chinese market. Also Meizu obviously has a huge investment from mediatek so they dont want to upset them either hence why the majority of meizu phones use meditek cpu’s. But as we know meditek are a few steps behind qualcomm when it comes to releasing high end processors that can compete with the likes of the SD820 and SD821. Currently they have nothing on the market to compete and won’t do until the Helio X30 is released. Also qualcomm have obviously filed lawsuits against meizu so we will are unlikely to see qualcomm CPU’s on meizu phones any time soon. Also despite rumours huawei have not licensed their kirin chipsets to meizu as far as I know. So ultimately for the foreseeable future, with the mediatek deal, meizu wont be competing CPU wise with the best on the market. This makes me wonder why, if they cant compete on processing at the top end, why they arent focusing more on camera tech? The 6 plus looks nice but it is not going to compete with the biggest players in the industry on cameras. Just hope we see some decent improvements on the software side in Flyme 6.

      • balcobomber25
        December 2, 2016

        Samsung has given them brand new Exnyos in the past….

  9. Sérgio Miguel Silva
    November 30, 2016

    Looking good, charming and with good specs. Let’s see if the software and price look just about as good.

    • Ibrahim
      November 30, 2016

      Software? It will look amazing! Meizu UI is amazing I tried it on Mx4 Pro…
      Price? Nope it will be freaking expensive as hell… 🙁

    • VMortens
      December 2, 2016

      What’s Meizu UI? You mean Flyme?

    • Ibrahim
      December 2, 2016

      Yaya this one… I only used Mx4 Pro and no other Meizu phones, so I am not into Meizu that much.

  10. xi7
    November 30, 2016

    Still expensive and inferior than oneplus

  11. Steven Fox
    November 30, 2016

    Was deeply hoping for the Kirin 960 to be in this, but this looks great as well.

  12. Marco Lancaster
    November 30, 2016

    Well… was about time.

  13. Pierre
    November 30, 2016

    $435 for the 4GB/64GB isn’t too bad considering this is somewhat a Samsung Note 7 alternative. Yet we have to see how good the camera is and how much it’ll actually cost in shops.

  14. SPLEND1D
    November 30, 2016

    500$ and 600$ retail prices for sure

    • Yash Garg
      November 30, 2016

      Yep, I guess that’s what you can expect.

  15. NextHype
    November 30, 2016

    Finally, a real flagship from Meizu in 2016 ! With an Exynos !
    We need public excuses from balcobomber for slaying every rumor about an Exynos Meizu device in 2016 ^^

    • MattD
      November 30, 2016

      I used to say the same thing, and I was wrong, but to be honest it’s almost 2017 and the soc is almost 1 year old, so it’s not that huge of a deal for a 500$ phone

    • bojan radovanovic
      November 30, 2016

      Well, it same SoC as SD820/821, so if OnePlus priced correctly, i don’t see reason to say that this one is not.

    • MattD
      November 30, 2016

      Yeah, let alone op3t is everything but priced correctly. Also, op3t has a newer soc (I don’t feel like it’s a big improvement, but that’s that), and this will go even higher

    • bojan radovanovic
      November 30, 2016

      Yes, it’s newer, but then, no real difference. Especially in real life, since there is less than 10% in benchmark results,but also in same time it heats up more.
      And i can agree that OP3t is not priced correctly (i would expect it to be same as regular OP3, at least 64GB version)…but then, this is same pricing… If this would be price of device in EU and US, and it comes with warranty I would rather buy that than any other phone from China.
      For 100$ more, it hard to bet with buying any of them, since you are already in Samsung and LG territory…and even if they do come wit less storage, or some other disadvantages (on papir), it’s hard to be blind, not to notice that they do have 2 year warranty, service centers, iser help services…

    • Guest
      December 1, 2016

      Thing is, he’s not wrong. The Exynos doesn’t support China Telecom’s CDMA network and, sure enough, there’s no mention of China Telecom or CDMA on Meizu’s Pro 6 Plus specs page. China Telecom is the number three carrier in China, so Meizu obviously believes there are enough customers on numbers one and two (China Mobile and China Unicom) to make a profit. Sadly, following Meizu custom, FDD LTE band support is likely going to be limited to 1-3-7 and maybe 20 if the gods are smiling. That’s also a Meizu tradition: no specific mention of network bands anywhere on their site.

    • MattD
      December 2, 2016

      Yeah, I’m not myself a fan of sd821 because it’s just an overclocked 820, but it’s still newer on paper: the soc itself doesn’t count on the final price that much, it’s all down to the placement on the market the phone reaches, so with a newer soc it’s always pricer that before… That’s why I’m considering the exynos “1 year old”: right now its cost is much lower, while sd821 has been launched recently so it costs more… That goes without saying that the 8890 is still a great soc, it’s meizu’s choices that sucks, because, as you said yourself, what’s the point in buying a phone with a spec sheet similar to an s7 (with even something less on the camera) at an higher price than the s7 itself, but with no warranty and everything?!

    • balcobomber25
      December 3, 2016

      You mean public excuses like Li Nian, president of Meizu who said there would not be a Meizu Exnyos phone in 2016?

      And I was off by about 20 days from it being 2017. Which means of the 5 other “flagship” phones Meizu released, all of which were rumored to have a Exnyos. I was right about all of them.

      We need public excuses like NextHype who knows very little but runs his mouth anyways.

    • NextHype
      December 5, 2016

      Damn, balco ! Why so serious ? It was obviously a friendly joke, no need to get all “Meeeh I’m right you’re wrong and you don’t know shit” like a youngster caught playing with his wiener !

      The fact is we’ll see an Exynos device from Meizu in 2016 and you should (in order to keep your reputation intact) apologize instead of making an argument xD

    • balcobomber25
      December 5, 2016

      Yup I was off by 23 days for my prediction of no Exnyos Meizu in 2016. Go wait by your mailbox, that apology is on the way. If it’s not there by the end of week, keep waiting.

    • NextHype
      December 6, 2016

      *This is an automatic reply. I’m currently standing in front of my mailbox, waiting for an important missive*

  16. Moose
    November 30, 2016

    I loved the Meizu Pro 5, very well built and great battery life. I was satisfied with the HD display. I will be interested to see how the QHD display affects battery life on the Pro 6 Plus.

  17. MattD
    November 30, 2016

    So, what they said was just a “we won’t release a real flagship, so buy this crappy pro6 in the meantime” bullshit to try and raise the sells… Or, at the end of the day, they were just forced to launch something good in order to avoid bankruptcy…

    I was definitely wrong when I said they wouldn’t launch a real flagship this year, but let’s be honest, it’s damn too late: it’s almost 2017, the soc is almost 1 year old with newer things already out or just about to be launched, and this is a 500$ phone which will probably hit over 600$ on the resellers… Damn, at that price people could just go for a samsung s7 and it will still be cheaper, and with a real warranty too…

    The design is really good, but it’s just too late.

    • sere83
      December 1, 2016

      The thing is, samsung would never give them a brand new exynos, it was the same with the pro 5, hence why we are seeing it so long after it was released. They’re happy to make some component supply money off meizu for older cpu’s, but they arent going to give them their latest and greatest as they pose a direct threat to their sales in the chinese market. Also Meizu obviously has a huge investment from mediatek so they dont want to upset them either hence why the majority of meizu phones use meditek cpu’s. But as we know meditek are a few steps behind qualcomm when it comes to releasing high end processors that can compete with the likes of the SD820 and SD821. Currently they have nothing on the market to compete and won’t do until the Helio X30 is released. Also qualcomm have obviously filed lawsuits against meizu so we will are unlikely to see qualcomm CPU’s on meizu phones any time soon. Also despite rumours huawei have not licensed their kirin chipsets to meizu as far as I know. So ultimately for the foreseeable future, with the mediatek deal, meizu wont be competing CPU wise with the best on the market. This makes me wonder why, if they cant compete on processing at the top end, why they arent focusing more on camera tech? The 6 plus looks nice but it is not going to compete with the biggest players in the industry on cameras. Just hope we see some decent improvements on the software side in Flyme 6.

    • balcobomber25
      December 3, 2016

      Samsung has given them brand new Exnyos in the past….

      The MX, MX- Quad Core, MX2,MX3 and MX4 Pro all used the latest Exnyos processor at the time of their release.

  18. kilomud
    November 30, 2016

    Closed source garbage,no thanks.
    Anyone who is violating GPL should be banned from selling phones in the west

    • Simultaneous Multi-Barcelona
      December 2, 2016

      What are they violating? What is this GPL?

      • kilomud
        December 3, 2016

        Something that is easy to google

        • Simultaneous Multi-Barcelona
          December 4, 2016

          Okay I will

          • lildwell
            December 4, 2016

            GPL is an opensource license agreement. Most if not all Linux version use this. Including android. It basically states that if you use the code you have to make your source code public. Seeings how very few phone companies release source code for their phones, they are all breaking the law.

    • balcobomber25
      December 2, 2016

      That would be just about everyone selling phones. But Meizu doesn’t sell much in the West so I guess they are okay in your book?

      • kilomud
        December 3, 2016

        Yeah everyone who is breaking GPL should be banned or fined including all the big players but that will never happen unless google do something about that,anyway buy meizu phones and expect zero software support.
        Just look at pro 5.

        • balcobomber25
          December 5, 2016

          I had very good support from the MX5. In the year I owned it I had a software update at least every month, sometimes twice a month.

          • kilomud
            December 5, 2016

            I just checked,its still stucked on 5.1.1.
            Speaking of updates xiaomi does the same.weekly updates that brings nothing to the table so meizu is probably the same shit as them,at least xiaomi uses QC socs so you can install CM on some of their phones.

            • balcobomber25
              December 6, 2016

              Android updates are far less important than Flyme updates. Flyme (and MIUI) change so much of the source code of Android that it often isnt necessary to have the latest version of Android. This is a popular misconception in the Android world. Both Xiaomi and Meizu provide numerous security patches for their phones in those updates and the “new” features of the latest Android have usually been in custom UI’s for years.

  19. xi7
    November 30, 2016

    Still expensive and inferior than oneplus

  20. kilomud
    November 30, 2016

    Closed source garbage,no thanks.
    Anyone who is violating GPL should be banned from selling phones in the west

    • Cherry Picking
      December 2, 2016

      What are they violating? What is this GPL?

    • balcobomber25
      December 3, 2016

      That would be just about everyone selling phones. But Meizu doesn’t sell much in the West so I guess they are okay in your book?

    • kilomud
      December 3, 2016

      Yeah everyone who is breaking GPL should be banned or fined including all the big players but that will never happen unless google do something about that,anyway buy meizu phones and expect zero software support.
      Just look at pro 5.

    • kilomud
      December 3, 2016

      Something that is easy to google

    • Cherry Picking
      December 4, 2016

      Okay I will

    • lildwell
      December 5, 2016

      GPL is an opensource license agreement. Most if not all Linux version use this. Including android. It basically states that if you use the code you have to make your source code public. Seeings how very few phone companies release source code for their phones, they are all breaking the law.

    • balcobomber25
      December 5, 2016

      I had very good support from the MX5. In the year I owned it I had a software update at least every month, sometimes twice a month.

    • kilomud
      December 5, 2016

      I just checked,its still stucked on 5.1.1.
      Speaking of updates xiaomi does the same.weekly updates that brings nothing to the table so meizu is probably the same shit as them,at least xiaomi uses QC socs so you can install CM on some of their phones.

    • balcobomber25
      December 6, 2016

      Android updates are far less important than Flyme updates. Flyme (and MIUI) change so much of the source code of Android that it often isnt necessary to have the latest version of Android. This is a popular misconception in the Android world. Both Xiaomi and Meizu provide numerous security patches for their phones in those updates and the “new” features of the latest Android have usually been in custom UI’s for years.

  21. Morque
    December 1, 2016

    Hi folks! Exynos 8890 SoC is in Meizu device. Where is fucking failed fortune-teller balco? Is he over here? ?

    • Madimatli
      December 1, 2016

      Yeaaah! Make some noise balcooo?

      • Adam
        December 1, 2016

        Funny boys! Yes, you are right! it is too hard to make predictions in Chinese market dynamics. Especially about very closed company, Meizu.

    • balcobomber25
      December 2, 2016

      If by “fortune teller” you mean reading what the President of Meizu said all along then sure.

      • Morque
        December 3, 2016

        Samsung sells well in China without full network support. So, why Meizu does no give a chance to Exynos SoC? Meizu is a strong company in competition. It’s software Flyme Os is always better than Samsung’s. In addition, Meizu’s diveces do not burn (even in house fire) . Dear gru, before making your predictions think about other factors too. Which stupid leaks information before product releases in this strong competition market? You are getting so excited when you read something. Do not read and write “flat”. World is not flat great authority!

        • balcobomber25
          December 5, 2016

          I stopped reading at “Samsung sells well in China without full network support”. That one comment proved how little you actually know. The Galaxy S7 in China doesn’t have the Exnyos 8890, it uses the SD820 which has full support.

          Samsung also doesn’t sell well in China, they have had declining sales for 3 years in a row now. Wanna make something else up to sound smart?

  22. Guest
    December 1, 2016

    Hi folks! Exynos 8890 SoC is in Meizu device. Where is fucking failed fortune-teller balco? Is he over here? 😆

    • Guest
      December 1, 2016

      Yeaaah! Make some noise balcooo😂

    • Guest
      December 1, 2016

      Funny boys! Yes, you are right! it is too hard to make predictions in Chinese market dynamics. Especially about very closed company, Meizu.

    • balcobomber25
      December 3, 2016

      If by “fortune teller” you mean reading what the President of Meizu said all along then sure.

      “Mr. Nan did say that the Exynos 8890 does not offer full network support, and it needs to support all of China’s mobile carriers.”

      I base my comments and predictions on actual facts, figures and statements. And I know more about Chinese phones than just about anyone here including the writers.

    • Guest
      December 3, 2016

      Samsung sells well in China without full network support. So, why Meizu does no give a chance to Exynos SoC? Meizu is a strong company in competition. It’s software Flyme Os is always better than Samsung’s. In addition, Meizu’s diveces do not burn (even in house fire) . Dear gru, before making your predictions think about other factors too. Which stupid leaks information before product releases in this strong competition market? You are getting so excited when you read something. Do not read and write “flat”. World is not flat great authority!

    • balcobomber25
      December 5, 2016

      I stopped reading at “Samsung sells well in China without full network support”. That one comment proved how little you actually know. The Galaxy S7 in China doesn’t have the Exnyos 8890, it uses the SD820 which has full support.

      Samsung also doesn’t sell well in China, they have had declining sales for 3 years in a row now. Wanna make something else up to sound smart?