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

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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