Chinese smartphone maker Meizu launched its first smartphone in 2018. The Meizu M6S was launched today in China, though there’s no word about an international launch yet. The Meizu M6S is the first smartphone powered by Samsung Exynos 7872 hexa-core SoC with Mali-G71 GPU. The smartphone has been launched in two variants – 32GB and 64GB, but both come with 3GB of RAM. Another highlight of the Meizu M6S is that is sports tall 18:9 aspect ratio display. The device flaunts a “bezel-less” design, with a 5.7-inch HD+, 720 x 1440 screen sitting under a 2.5D glass top.
The Meizu M6S also introduces a new feature dubbed Super mBack, integrated onto the new Halo pressure sensitive button built into the display. This helps take care of navigation with simple gestures.
The fingerprint scanner has been moved to the side of the device to allow for a higher screen to body ratio with smaller bezels. Despite the odd position, Meizu said the sensor could unlock the device in mere 0.2 seconds.
As for the optics, the M6S comes equipped with a 16MP Samsung CMOS sensor with f/2.0 aperture, PDAF, and HDR support coupled with LED flash. Up front is 8MP Samsung sensor with f/2.0 aperture, intelligent facial brightness enhancement, and an adaptive beauty mode called as ArcSoft Beauty Algorithm Adaptive Skinning Technology.
The M6S has a 3000mAh battery capacity said to offer up to 9.5 hours of video playback. The device also supports 18W fast charging which Meizu promises will deliver 30% charge in 15 minutes and 52% in half an hour.
As for the software, the Meizu M6S will come with Flyme 6.2 version based on Android Nougat. There’s a special game mode as well, which claims to increase frame rate stability by 20% during gameplay. The device also comes with company’s OneMind AI engine.
The Meizu M6S includes 4G VoLTE, USB Type-C, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, and Bluetooth 4.2 for connectivity. Sensors on board include an accelerometer, gyroscope, ambient light sensor, digital compass, and proximity (infrared) sensor.
The Meizu M6S will go on sale starting January 19. The device starts for 999 Yuan (approx. Rs 9,900) for 3GB + 32GB model and 1199 Yuan (approx Rs 12,000) for the 3GB + 64GB model. It will be available in Black, Silver, Gold, and Blue.