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.

Thus, October or November will probably see Meizu release the Pro 6s, which will probably look a lot like its predecessor that was announced in April this year. The handset features a 5.2-inch, 1080p-resolution Super AMOLED screen and boasts a hearty 4GB of RAM, along with a 21MP PDAF & laser-autofocus rear camera and a 32-bit / 192kHz audio chip, among other niceties like a metal body, fingerprint scanner, and USB 3.1 Type-C port. It's powered by the older MediaTek Helio X25, which features a novel deca-core CPU.

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

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