Meizu reveals the Pro 6 in an official photo, and it's everything the leaks suggested

Meizu reveals the Pro 6 in an official photo, and it's everything the leaks suggested

Following yesterday's announcement of the affordable M3 Note, Meizu took the hype wave by the crest to remind everybody it also makes premium phones. The Chinese brand's Pro series is all about refined metal builds, powerful Samsung hardware, capable cameras, and other features that high-end shoppers love. The Pro line-up is about to welcome its new flagship device, the Meizu Pro 6, sometime in May – although the time frame isn't confirmed.

After a series of leaked photos and renders, Meizu published the first official photo of the handset. What we're seeing matches the leaked materials. Compared to its predecessor, the Pro 6 sports more aggressive antenna lines on its back panel, and the camera flash assembly looks completely different. Instead of an oval shape, it's now become circular. It's easy mistaking it for a fingerprint scanner, but in reality, the latter is built inside the Home button on the front. From a leaked Meizu roadmap, we know that the rest of the Pro 6's spec sheet may include 4GB or 6GB of RAM, 32GB memory, and 5.7-inch 1080 display. The rear camera will be 21MP unit, while the front is adorned by a 5MP camera.

The Pro 6 seems promising and wins additional bragging rights for being exclusively powered by MediaTek's premium-est chipset, the Helio X25, sometime until this year's end. However, we believe the handset will have to offer something extra special to entice budget-conscious buyers, for Meizu has now brought an aluminum body, generally great performance, and a decent camera – the most desirable characteristics in today's phones – to its most affordable product roster. We can see many buyers simply going for the cheaper phone that brings the goods, rather than the obsessively crafted flagship device. Then again, Meizu needs to produce phones like the Pro 6 to maintain its image and keep growing as a manufacturer. Remember, expensive devices like these are supposed to come first so that their technological benefits can trickle down to the more affordable class.

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  • Display 5.7" 1080 x 1920 pixels
  • Camera 21 MP / 5 MP front
  • Processor Samsung Exynos 7 Octa, Octa-core, 2100 MHz
  • Storage 64 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 3050 mAh

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14 Comments

1. zelas

Posts: 41; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

Looks cool but i have never been fan of chinese phones!

2. avishekmukherjee

Posts: 362; Member since: Apr 09, 2015

Cool :)

3. SenorThrottles

Posts: 284; Member since: Dec 23, 2015

Personally I think it looks a bit ugly - the Pro 5 looked nicer.

4. tyrionTheWise unregistered

Exclusive mediatek processor! Good way to market a product no one except you wants to touch.

11. poptart

Posts: 49; Member since: Nov 28, 2014

There are many people that use MTK chips and are quite happy with their phones.

13. tyrionTheWise unregistered

Maybe because they don't need a stove anymore.

12. SYSTEM_LORD

Posts: 1168; Member since: Oct 05, 2015

Yeah, I wouldn't touch a mediatek SoC. A higher clocked cheap SoC won't do this thing any favors.

5. realjjj

Posts: 375; Member since: Jan 28, 2014

7. OmarD

Posts: 24; Member since: Dec 06, 2015

Looks nice! The pic on Phonearena looks weird.. Like it's two phones lying on top of each other. Wassup with that?

6. Wiencon

Posts: 2278; Member since: Aug 06, 2014

No rumors about Mini version? I was hyped for Pro 5 Mini but it was cancelled, hope 6 will get smaller version

8. judik971

Posts: 84; Member since: Sep 26, 2013

The Pro 6 will probaly have a smaller size by judging the previous leaks, in particular the one with the M3 note

9. gauthamkailash

Posts: 9; Member since: Jan 23, 2016

I was hoping the latest exynos Damn... Pro 5 was impeccable !

10. Moose

Posts: 418; Member since: Jan 05, 2015

I am a bit mystified as to why Meizu is coming out with the Pro 6 before the MX6. The MX5 came out before the Pro 5. I have the Pro 5 but it is a bit bigger than ideal for me (5.7) so I am waiting for the MX6. I couldn't buy the MX5 because Meizu neglected to include LTE Band 7 on the MX5, which I need.

14. SenorThrottles

Posts: 284; Member since: Dec 23, 2015

You was probably better off getting the Pro 5 anyways. I've heard the battery life on the MX5 isn't great due to the Mediatek processor.

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