Meizu has confirmed that it will be holding a launch event in Beijing, China, on July 19, where it is widely expected to unveil the all-new MX6 smartphone.
The new handset will succeed last year's MX5 with notable upgrades being speculated at the moment. In recent days, there have been several leaks outlining various details about the MX6, including key specifications, accessories and price.
Meizu has managed to stay on par with its rivals with effective pricing strategy. The MX6 smartphone is going to be no different.
According to a leaked document obtained by GizmoChina, Meizu will price its MX6 smartphone at ¥2299, which is approximately $344 or Rs. 23,000, but also higher than the MX5's ¥1799. At its price, Meizu MX6 will be pitted against some key players such as Xiaomi Mi 5, LeEco Le Max 2 and OnePlus 3 smartphones.
According to media reports, the MX6 smartphone is being built using the similar processes the company used in the making of its flagship Pro 6 smartphone. Hence the hike in the price. It will be interesting to see how it will compete with its increased price tag.
As per the latest leak, Meizu MX6 is said to come with a Smart Cover, which reportedly features different coloured LED lights. These LEDs run around the edges of the cover when a new notification arrives on the phone, a concept which will be unique to MX6 once launched.
Other than this, Meizu MX6 was also spotted on GeekBench and AnTuTu benchmarking sites recently, where details of its specifications were leaked. As per that information, Meizu MX6 is said to come with a 5.5-inch Full HD display, a 12-megapixel primary camera with LED flash and an 8MP front snapper.
Meizu MX6 is going to be powered by a 1.39 GHz deca-core MediaTek's Helio X20 processor, Mali-T880 GPU, 4GB RAM and 32GB expandable storage. The MX6 is expected to run Android 6.0 Marshmallow-based Flyme 5.2.2 OS and pack a 4,000mAh battery. There are rumours that the MX6 will sport a metal unibody, with its design closely resembling the Pro 6. It also packs a fingerprint scanner integrated within the mTouch home button of the device.