Meizu M6s Brings Cutting Edge Features to Entry Level Smartphones

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Chinese smartphone maker Meizu has finally announced M6s – the massively improved successor of M5s. Packed with a Samsung-made Exynos chipset, M6s houses a fingerprint sensor on the side, which is pretty ergonomic and fast.

Design and Display

M6s features a 18:9 display – making it a tall phone with a fairly reasonable bezel size.

The groove on the side, just below the power button, is a fingerprint sensor which is a first for Meizu. According to Meizu, it can unlock your phone in 0.2 seconds. The body has a sandblasted metal finishing.

The display is an HD+ (1440 x 720 px) 5.7″ IPS LCD and has a 2.5D Corning Gorilla Glass protective layer.

Performance and Software

Meizu M6s comes with a hexa-core Exynos 7872 chipset with two 2.0 GHz Cortex-A73 and four 1.6GHz Cortex-A53s processors. Supporting the Exynos SoC, a Mali-G71 MP3 runs the graphics end and the Meizu M6s comes with only 3 GB RAM. For storage you can get either a 32 GB or 64 GB model with a microSD card slot.

Software on the M6s is unfortunately powered by the 2 year old Android 7.0 Nougat with Meizu’s own, Flyme 6.2 UI on top.

The new “Super mBack” navigational button on M6s work just like previous Meizu’s and supports similar navigational gestures to control the phone. Long press takes you to the home screen, one touch takes you back, left and right swipes are used to switch apps and swiping up takes you to the recent apps.

Camera and Battery

The primary camera is a single 16 MP f/2.0 sensor with an LED flash. The front camera, comes with a few enhancements to take better selfies and is an 8MP shooter.

As for the battery, it uses a 3,000mAh unit with fast charging support. The official figures say that a 15 min charge can get you up to 30% battery and a 30 min charge get it up to 52%.

Price and Availability

Meizu M6s’ price in China starts at CNY999 (~Rs. 16,000) for the 32 GB variant and CNY1,199 (~Rs. 19,500) if you avail the 64 GB option. Colour options for the Meizu M6s are Black, Silver, Gold, and Blue.

It is expected to be available for purchase the following week internationally and may take a month or two to arrive in Pakistan.

Meizu M6s Specifications

  • CPU: Hexa-core (4×1.6 GHz Cortex-A53 and 2×2.0 GHz Cortex-A73)
  • Chipset: Exynos 7872
  • GPU: Mali-G71 MP3
  • OS: Android 7.0 Nougat; Flyme OS 6.2
  • Supported Networks: 2G, 3G, 4G VoLTE.
  • Display: 5.7-inch IPS LCD with HD+ (720 x 1440) resolution, 16M colors (~282 ppi)
  • Memory:
    • RAM: 3 GB
    • Internal: 32 GB/64 GB
    • Card slot: yes, by up to 256 GB (SIM slot 2)
  • Camera:
    • Primary: 16 MP, f/2.0, PDAF, dual-LED, dual-tone flash
    • Secondary: 8 MP, f/2.0
  • Connectivity: Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, dual-band, hotspot
  • Battery: non-removeable Li-Ion 3,000 mAh with fast charging
  • Price: ~Rs. 16,000 for 32 GB, ~Rs. 19,500 for 64 GB.

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