Meizu scraps its Exynos 8890-powered PRO 6 Plus
Chinese smartphone maker Meizu was rumored to be introducing two new smartphones in the coming weeks - the Meizu PRO 6s, and the Meizu PRO 6 Plus. The former is an upgrade to the company's current flagship smartphone, the Meizu PRO 6 featuring MediaTek's high-end Helio P20 chipset with an octa-core processor clocked to a maximum of 2.3GHz. The latter was rumored to boast Samsung's latest premium mobile chipset, the Exynos 8890, which powers the Samsung Galaxy S7 devices in some markets. Alas, it looks like the Meizu PRO 6 won't become a reality anytime soon, or perhaps at all.
A chat with Meizu's VP of sales and marketing, Li Nan, revealed that the manufacturer encountered problems with the chipset and 4G network compatibility. It seems something about the chip's integrated modem has troubled Meizu, hence the company doesn't want to risk developing a potentially faulty device.
The company is also working on the next version of its Android-based Flyme operating system, which will be built on top of Android 7.0 Nougat. Last month, the company also gave the Meizu Pro 6 a price-cut in a likely effort to clear stock before its successor's arrival.
source: Xiaomi Today