The demand for smartphones continues to rise as consumers are constantly looking for new and worthy devices. While the budget smartphone space has got intensely competitive, the premium category is getting the attention off late. Devices such as OnePlus 3, Xiaomi Mi 5 and LeEco Le Max 2 have redefined the word flagship and Meizu is adding value to the budget flagship category with its upcoming MX6 smartphone.
Meizu has confirmed that it will launch the successor to its last year's MX5 smartphone on July 19 in Beijing. Ahead of the anticipated release, several details about the MX6 smartphone have appeared online, which hint at an equal success for the new smartphone like its predecessor MX5. Meizu MX6 was recently spotted on AnTuTu benchmarking site and now it has appeared on Geekbench, giving a closer look at the handset's specifications.
As per Geekbench listing, Meizu MX6 will sport a 1.39GHz deca-core MediaTek Helio X20 processor, 4GB RAM, and Android 6.0 Marshmallow. While other details about the device were not revealed this time, AnTuTu listing from last week revealed that the MX6 smartphone would sport a 5.5-inch Full HD display, Mali-T880 GPU for graphics, 32GB expandable storage, a 12-megapixel rear camera and an 8MP front snapper.
As expected, the MX6 won't run stock Android, but have its own Flyme 5.2.2 OS. The handset will pack a 4,000mAh battery, a fingerprint scanner, 4G LTE for high-speed browsing, and a metal unibody design. Last week, two real-life photos of the MX6 leaked on Weibo showed uncanny similarity to Meizu's Pro 6, which isn't surprising as the company follows its signature design strategy across board.
According to some rumours, Meizu is expected to release a 64GB variant of the handset as well. In terms of pricing, the 32GB model will cost around $275 and the 64GB variant will be priced at $305. If an old report about Meizu's plans for this year is true, the company might also release mini variants of both MX6 and the Pro 6 smartphones this year, Android Headlines reported.
Meizu MX6 specifications at a glance:
Display: 5.5-inch Full HD
Camera: 12-megapixel rear-camera with flash, 8MP front snapper
Processor: MediaTek Helio X20 deca-core processor
GPU: Mali T880
Software: Android 6.0 Marshmallow based Flyme 5.2.2
Add-ons: Fingerprint scanner, 4G LTE, metal unibody