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



1. Settings

Posts: 2943; Member since: Jul 02, 2014

Meh. Outside of Samsung, nobody really proliferated with Exynos.

2. Arch_Fiend

Posts: 3951; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

Meizu was doing pretty good with it and it was the best soc they offered so it sucks that they will no long be producing an Exynos variant of there flagship device anymore.

3. trojan_horse

Posts: 5868; Member since: May 06, 2016

Who says Meizu will no longer be able to produce an Exynos variant of their devices? It's just the case with the PRO 6 Plus, nothing more.

6. Arch_Fiend

Posts: 3951; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

I didn't mean it like that. Current Flagship******

4. j2001m

Posts: 3061; Member since: Apr 28, 2014

Samsung does not even use it in China so it be linked to that

5. WPX00

Posts: 511; Member since: Aug 15, 2015

The 8890 probably doesn't have the CDMA and TD-LTE support for China and the USA, which is why those regions use the 820.

7. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

Getting a wider band compatibility should be Exynos team top priority not feature set.

8. fonelover

Posts: 255; Member since: Mar 19, 2015

Why don't they use SD820?

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