Meizu MX6 goes official: a 5.5" slim metal phone with a fast camera and affordable price


Meizu, a Chinese company that focuses on making good-looking phones at cutting edge prices, has just launched its brand new flagship: the Meizu MX6.

The MX6 is a 5.5-inch phone that puts style at the forefront with its sleek metal body and very thin, 7.25mm profile. The phone runs the Flyme 5.2 interface on top of Android 6.0 Marshmallow, and it features a fast camera that Meizu claims has undergone some rigorous testing to deliver superior results.

Here is a quick look at the Meizu MX6 specs in a nutshell:

PlatformAndroid 6.0 Marshmallow
with Flyme 5.2
Display5.5-inch LCD
with 1080 x 1920 pixels
SoCMediaTek Helio X20
(2x A72s, 8x A53s)
Storage32 GB
Camera12-megapixel Sony IMX 386
5-megapixel front cam
Battery3,060 mAh
24-watt fast charging

Meizu MX6 highlight: camera

The Meizu MX6 is the first phone to come equipped with a Sony IMX 386 sensor. It's a 12-megapixel camera featuring 1.25-micron pixels and an f/2.0 lens on top. 

Meizu is comparing the speed of this camera to that of the Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge, and even says it is very slightly faster, so we're curious to learn more about that. It's worth noting that there is no dual-pixel auto-focus tech here, but the MX6 does support phase-detection pixels for faster focusing.

Meizu MX6 price and release date

The most impressive thing about the Meizu MX6 is that it follows in the footsteps of other phones made in China. That is: it's very affordable.

Meizu will be selling the MX6 for an official price of $300 (元2,000) for an unlocked phone. Keep in mind that Meizu phones are currently not officially available in the United States and we don't yet know if the MX6 will have compatible 4G LTE bands. Meizu does sell its phones in some European countries.

For all of you enthusiastic about Meizu phones, you should know that you could still import the phone fairly easily via third-party resellers, but the price for the MX6 there would likely be higher than the official MSRP.

The Meizu MX6 will go on sale in a flash sale in China on July 30th.

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