No, this is not an iPhone 6 or 6s, it's just the top-end Meizu NIUX starring in official renders


Rumors about Meizu's upcoming high-end device, the so-called "NIUX", have been flying around recently. This smartphone in particular is rumored to be the spiritual successor of Meizu's MX Pro top-shelf line of devices and the MX5 Pro in particular, a device that allegedly got nixed from the company's portfolio. 

Earlier today, we got to see a first spy shot of an alleged Meizu NIUX with its front panel detached from the chassis. The oval home button that is most probably featuring an embedded fingerprint scanner is also up for a spin. Interestingly, we have Meizu's overhauled logo at the rear. Unmistakably, it bears the signature design elements of a Meizu device, yet the actual exterior of the Meizu NIUX was rather unknown. Until know, that is.

Meizu's VP Li Nan decided that if someone's going to spill the beans about the company's new phone, it would be Nan himself. The exec posted two official renders of the alleged NIUX, and lo and behold, it's unmistakably drawing a lot of inspiration from Apple's iPhone 6/6 Plus design language that will also appear on the upcoming iPhone 6s and 6s Plus. 

Moving away from the design and onto the specs sheet, it seems the iPhone 6/6s NIUX might be quite the curious device, as it might turn out to be the single non-Samsung handset to be powered by the latter's Exynos 7420 chipset. 4GB of RAM might be aboard, as well as 32GB of storage, a 21MP camera at the back and a 5MP one at the front. Additionally, we will most certainly see a 5.5-inch 1080p AMOLED display on board. Why not Quad HD? It seems Meizu declared its future phones won't jump the 1080p bar. 

Let's see if this will pay off in the long run.

 
source: MyDrivers via GizmoChina

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30 Comments

1. Tacokillah

Posts: 20; Member since: Oct 21, 2014

If iPhone 6 had a baby with Galaxy S6.

7. LittleGaGaKiller

Posts: 290; Member since: Jan 19, 2015

no, iPhone would make good looking babies, not an ugly Chinese one

11. marorun

Posts: 5029; Member since: Mar 30, 2015

Iphone is allready half chinese lol.

24. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

90% Chinese

16. tedkord

Posts: 17357; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

Not with the iPhone 6 looks. A little too much inbreeding there. (Though, there's definitely some HTC One M7 DNA in there)

13. Amosthecoolboy

Posts: 9; Member since: Feb 14, 2013

iphone uses processors made by samsung, so now you know who is whose baby

15. techspace

Posts: 1037; Member since: Sep 03, 2012

'manufactured', not 'made'.

20. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

still made.. just like iPhone, designed in US, made in china

22. techspace

Posts: 1037; Member since: Sep 03, 2012

Some of the Components are manufactured in other countries as well. Designed in US made in many Asian countries.

23. techspace

Posts: 1037; Member since: Sep 03, 2012

Even the raw materials come from different countries, what about those? Now is it half Chinese?

26. Amosthecoolboy

Posts: 9; Member since: Feb 14, 2013

just google it ,samsung makes it.

27. techspace

Posts: 1037; Member since: Sep 03, 2012

No Sir, they don't design those processors. They just manufacture them.

2. danielxxi

Posts: 183; Member since: Feb 13, 2013

What r u expect from cheap company?

6. FluffyBled unregistered

Definitely not this brilliant piece of hardware! If the pricing is right, THIS will be the flagship killer of 2015! Also looking forward to its software side!

10. danielxxi

Posts: 183; Member since: Feb 13, 2013

I know the specs are amazing, but every hardware comes from other companies. Camera: Sony, Display: Samsung, Processor: Samsung, Design: Apple. they don't have to spend R&D because they don't innovate at all

12. marorun

Posts: 5029; Member since: Mar 30, 2015

Apple did the same. Camer a : sony , Display : Samsung and sharp , Processor ( Samsung or TSMC depending on model ) , Design : HTC so shut the f**k up they all do it.

17. Busyboy

Posts: 731; Member since: Jan 07, 2015

Apple uses LG displays, not Samsung or Sharp.

21. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

LG and Japan Display

25. danielxxi

Posts: 183; Member since: Feb 13, 2013

Apple design their ecosystem and online store, they made their own product design, and the processor is only "manufactured" not designed by samsung or TSMC, because apple is fabless chip company. And for the design, HTC did copy first iPhone 5 with their M7, and for the display, apple used JDI, LG & Sharp not samsung

29. kriistofor

Posts: 6; Member since: Sep 14, 2015

You're not the only one here but as far as I can see you are loudest in trying to transfer your own bias to others so, to continue in light tone: young boyboy, stfu with your opinions which don't prove sh*t nor do they present the real picture. To be clear, iPhones have made several devices with nothing else but borrowing components from other companies. They did and always would present their inventions as real inventions even though, let us be honest, even the fanboy would (not willingly) admit that the copy-game has been commenced from the start. I had iPhones (all until 6), WPs(many offered), and am on Android, I was even thinking on switching back to iPhone but really, nothing but fog is sold at this price point in 2015.Seriously, for a phone made for merely 250 bucks I won't pay as much as 800€ unlocked. Your lack of whatever is furthermore proved with the direct reference of iPhone = M7, honestly? I bought M7 because of its innovative design, because it was apart from the competition, and don't force me to reply to this again with articles from this very site (amongst many others) that will piss on your counter-argument. Continuing, something that is "only" manufactured somewhere else is still f**k*ng manufactured somewhere else, by children that you as a consumer don't even get to see so don't try to get me with your "I read a lot of articles and watch documentaries about it " Design story of 2014 and 2015 is based on 3 devices from the last 4 years = iPhone 4s,iPhone 6 and HTC m7. (kudos S6 edge) I was bothered with the fact that there is no innovation no more, but I can see that companies are making the smartphones interesting in other areas - and because they are using design guidelines from before mentioned devices, I can expect a good device in a premium outfit. Considering the number of people that bought Samsung "copycat" Galaxy line instead of iPhone, proves this point even further. Now, back on Meizu. Copying iPhone design language - yes. Original - questionable but the short answer - yes. Still, this device I would buy. Because of some things that matter to me personally - 4 gigs for being futureproof(what no single iPhone will ever do after the 2nd year in usage), good processor that will handle modifications and will work after 2,3 years as a baby, Sammys 7420 is good for this. Camera, hi-fi audio chip, nfc and rapid charging, 2.5d glass, no more than1080p and optimized battery. And this device at its price point (if as promised) will deliver - to me, and to many more that maybe are not even familiar with the company. And all of this matters only because of the fact that Meizu, just like Xiaomi is not a cheap Chinese brand but a premium one. And their devices (based on my experience and many reviews) are one of the simplest, most intuitive experiences of Android. So with this prices and options, they offer the most refreshing competition lately. So they need support, and Apple fanboys do not.

3. Guaire

Posts: 886; Member since: Oct 15, 2014

Pretty much same with Meizu MX5. And you know back side clearly inspired from HTC One.

4. Trex95

Posts: 2381; Member since: Mar 03, 2013

This an iPhone 6+ HTC m9+ S6 on one phone design!

5. Ordinary

Posts: 2454; Member since: Apr 23, 2015

With Exynos 7420 and 1080p onboard this will have killer perfomance

8. mistercarter

Posts: 360; Member since: Sep 01, 2011

shameless copycat but everyone knows copycats never live up to the original product

14. marorun

Posts: 5029; Member since: Mar 30, 2015

Yep just look at Apple. Copy notification center from Android but bad implimentation. Copy Google map = big fiasco. Copy others android features and other OS since ios 7.0 and since then IOS is super laggy and unstable. Yep i agree with you.

19. Trex95

Posts: 2381; Member since: Mar 03, 2013

And Android copying all OS's around. Notification Center I used it first time on jail broken iPhone 3GS and I think at that time Android doesn't has notifications center till Samsung brought it to Android.

9. MSi_GS70 unregistered

Parena why you saying it is "just" ? What you thinking u brainwashed iphone fansite !

18. quakan

Posts: 1418; Member since: Mar 02, 2011

This strategy must work outside the U.S. In order for me to leave Apple, you need to differentiate your product not closely resemble it.

28. gehrig

Posts: 423; Member since: Apr 17, 2014

Shameless copycat.

30. SundovChildress

Posts: 71; Member since: Sep 20, 2015

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