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Meizu MX 6 / Pro 6 concept renders emerge, curved screen and all

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Meizu MX 6 / Pro 6 concept renders emerge, curved screen and all
Meizu is one of the Chinese smartphone makers that we're partial to, because the company is on a nice and consistent path to improvement. With its nicely designed smartphones and generally great value, handsets like the M2 Note and the MX5 are some of China's best-kept Android bargain secrets for the Western audience. Meanwhile, the Pro 5 from last year is still among the most impressive iPhone 6 Plus doppelgangers we've laid our eyes on, bringing most of the Galaxy S6's spec sheet in a cleverly designed package.

Anyway, the next chapter in Meizu's story is going to be the MX6. A follow-up to last year's MX5, the smartphone is expected to launch before May this year, reportedly packing MediaTek's Helio X20 chipset with its deca-core CPU and Mali-T880 GPU. 10 cores might seem utterly overkill, but the chip did post a godlike multi-core score of 7037 in the GeekBench test. So the performance potential is clearly there, and hopefully, the same goes for power efficiency!

According to industry insiders and a leaked screenshot, the Meizu MX6 will also show up with Force Touch technology, catering to a nascent trend among Chinese brands. Moreover, some images trickled down to Meizu's forums, showing what's said to be a "concept smartphone". The source adds that this could be what the Meizu MX6 or Pro 6 could end up looking like. The images show a curved display with dual edge design, very similar to the Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge and the Vivo Xplay 5, another Chinese brand smartphone that shipped with a the same curved OLED screen (and an obscene amount of RAM).

The concept smartphone does seem cools and is within the realm of possibility for Meizu, although the company can be rather pedantic and conservative with its designs. The MX and Pro handsets have stuck to the same general design patterns, with incremental improvements for each consecutive generation. Then again, Meizu can neither confirm, nor deny that these concepts have anything to with the truth. So, what do you think about them?

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posted on 03 Mar 2016, 11:32

1. Zack_2014 (Posts: 515; Member since: 25 Mar 2014)

Curved display go mainstream.

posted on 03 Mar 2016, 11:39 1

2. quintessential (Posts: 76; Member since: 11 Mar 2015)

Gosh... now with all these smaller players in the mobile realm adopting the same curved screen design, suddenly Samsung's 'edge' in design in the mobile industry is nothing unique for a selling point anymore. Chinese rivals are certainly gonna pop out the same design in their droves throughout this year at a cheaper price point to undercut Samsung.

Tbh .. other than for aesthetic reasons, there is really no significant benefit or added function to choose a curved screen over a standard one. With so many brands jumping on the bandwagon... people will soon get tired of these curved screen mobile phones going around. I wouldn't be surprised soon they will release a low-budget model with a curved screen.

posted on 03 Mar 2016, 11:56

4. xocomaox (Posts: 161; Member since: 14 Dec 2015)

it is interesting to see the trend take off, but unless they are using Samsung's superior AMOLED panel, I'm not sure how well it will hold up. Still, dollar for dollar it could prove to be quite interesting.

posted on 03 Mar 2016, 13:37

5. Manyci (Posts: 116; Member since: 03 Aug 2015)

Meizu IS using Samsung's AMOLED panel for the Meizu Pro 5, so I would assume, they will use it with the MX6/Pro 6 as well.

posted on 03 Mar 2016, 13:49 1

7. Adimane01 (Posts: 20; Member since: 11 Jan 2016)

After reading the reviews of Meizu PRO 5 the display is not the most accurate in many aspects unlike Samsung's own flagships. I feel Samsung sells old gen panels

posted on 03 Mar 2016, 20:52 1

11. JC557 (Posts: 1794; Member since: 07 Dec 2011)

Or Meizu's color calibration is off and they're working within a slim budget so they'll mostly go with 'close enough'

posted on 03 Mar 2016, 11:53

3. carlemillward (unregistered)

Those are some interesting curves.

posted on 03 Mar 2016, 13:41

6. Manyci (Posts: 116; Member since: 03 Aug 2015)

I think, that the up and bottom curves are bad: they are ugly, they don't offer even that much use, as the others, they make holding the phone uncomfortable and make the look of the phone bad
(Btw LOL on that tiny USB C port, especially compared to the home button/phone, but this is a problem with the render)

posted on 03 Mar 2016, 14:53

8. chenski (Posts: 554; Member since: 22 Mar 2015)

Doesnt matter whether its good or bad, the fact that tis kind of technology can ba replicated for much cheaper price is bad news to the big players

posted on 03 Mar 2016, 15:49

9. Sondae (Posts: 291; Member since: 02 Jan 2013)

That curves.

posted on 03 Mar 2016, 16:22

10. 2faraway (Posts: 75; Member since: 26 Mar 2014)

hahaha!! Samsung the most beautiful cell phone in the world, what about this!

posted on 04 Mar 2016, 02:02

12. ibend (Posts: 6675; Member since: 30 Sep 2014)

this is -> the phone that trying to hard to became better than "the most beautifull cell phone in the world"
will be interesting to see this design in real life...
but meizu MX's design always look like that, so I didnt expect that much from this render :-/

posted on 04 Mar 2016, 05:36

13. Moose (Posts: 415; Member since: 05 Jan 2015)

I have had 2 Meizu phones, the M2 Note and the Pro 5. Two things I really like about these phones: 1. Very long battery life. 2. The home button doubles as a back button - you just tap lightly on it to go back. To view recent apps, you swipe up from the bottom - hence only one button, no extra buttons to touch accidentally. Very elegant and great to use.

posted on 04 Mar 2016, 07:39

14. dimas (Posts: 2525; Member since: 22 Jul 2014)

"most impressive iPhone 6 Plus doppelgangers"

But when apple copied htc and meizu mx3's design, it's innovation.

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