Meizu has traditionally relied on Samsung’s Exynos chips for some of their phones, so it’s no surprise to see the new Meizu M6s packs one.
Yep, the new budget-minded handset offers a hexacore Exynos 7872 chipset, delivering two heavyweight A73 cores, four power-sipping A53 cores and a single-core Mali G71 GPU. Throw in a 14nm manufacturing process and you can expect mid-range performance and improved battery life.
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The Meizu M6s also offers a side-mounted fingerprint scanner (ala Sony), 3GB of RAM, 32GB/64GB storage, a 3000mAh battery, a 5.7-inch 1440x720p display (18:9) and USB Type-C connectivity.
Meizu is well known for its user-interface, delivering gestures via the home button — a feature that has since been aped by Huawei. The feature is sort of back again (dubbed Super MBack), except that the company is using a virtual home key with a Galaxy S8-style vibration motor and iPhone X-style gestures.
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Turn to the camera department and you’ve got a 16MP f/2.0 main camera and an 8MP f/2.0 selfie camera. No dual-camera trickery here.
Want this device? You can expect to pay RMB999 (R1905 as a straight conversion) in China. Otherwise, we’ve contacted Meizu’s local representatives for more information but they’ve been dodging our calls for months now. It would make for a solid upgrade over the M3 Note (reduced resolution aside), which is available in South Africa.