Meizu has had a couple of releases this year, with a long line of launches already queued up. The Chinese smartphone company launched the Meizu Pro 6 and Pro 6s this year, and now it has officially announced the Meizu Pro 6 Plus smartphone, along with a mid-range Meizu M3X. While the Meizu Pro 6 Plus price starts at RMB 2,999 (which is about Rs 30,000), the Meizu M3X s price starts at RMB 1,699 (which is about Rs 17,000). Both the smartphones have currently been launched in China, and will be going on sale from December 8. Also Read - OnePlus, Realme, Black Shark, Xiaomi, Meizu, Oppo, Vivo to get unified P2P sharing platformAlso Read - Meizu 17 Series launched with 6.6 AMOLED display; Snapdragon 865 SoC and more
The Meizu Pro 6 Plus, as the name suggests, is a bigger variant of the Pro 6 and the Pro 6s. But what this phablet truly is, is a more affordable alternative to the infamous Samsung Galaxy Note 7. Look beyond the company branding, and you are bound to find a lot of similarities between the Meizu Pro 6 Plus and the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 as far as the specifications and features are concerned. Also Read - Meizu 17 series to launch on May 8 with Snapdragon 865, horizontal camera module
Meizu Pro 6 Plus specifications, features and price
The Meizu Pro 6 Plus flaunts a 5.7-inch 2K Super AMOLED display with Always On Display technology. This is the same as the Galaxy Note 7, with the only differentiating factor being the support for pressure sensitive technology on Meizu’s phablet.
Under the hood is Samsung’s Exynos 8890 octa-core processor paired with Mali-T880 MP12 GPU, and 4GB of RAM — a combination seen on the Galaxy Note 7. Meizu’s phablet is available in two storage variants — 64GB and 128GB.
Continuing with the similarities, the Meizu Pro 6 Plus also features a 12-megapixel rear camera. The camera is accompanied by a Sony IMx386 sensor with 6P lens, laser auto-focus, PDAF support, four axis OIS, and ring flash. Meizu revealed that the ISP is from Samsung and both the companies have worked together to debug the camera onboard, which nearly took 203 days, GizmoChina reports. ALSO READ: Meizu m5 Note with MediaTek Helio P10 SoC to launch on December 6; here s everything we know so far
The Pro 6 Plus also features a multi-functional home button, which apart from featuring a fingerprint sensor, also has a heart-rate monitor embedded in it. The phablet is backed by a 3,400mAh battery with fast charging capabilities, which the company claims can charge the battery up to 60 percent in just 30 minutes. Other connectivity features of the smartphone include, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, GPS and NFC.
The Meizu Pro 6 Plus will be available in three color variants — champagne gold, deep space grey and moonlight silver. The 64GB variant is priced at RMB 2,999 (which is about Rs 30,000), whereas the 128GB variant is priced at RMB 3,299 (which is about Rs 33,000).
Meizu M3X specifications, features and price
The Meizu M3X is a smaller device when compared to the Pro 6 Plus and features a back panel design that reminds us of the Honor 8 — especially the Phantom Blue color variant. As far as the specifications are concerned, the M3X features a 5.5-inch FHD (1920×1080 pixels) display from Sharp, with a 2.5D curved glass and a double ceramic crystal coating process. Under the hood is a 2.3GHz MediaTek octa-core Helio P20 chipset (MT6757). The smartphone will be available in two variants — 32GB variant with 3GB RAM, and 64GB variant with 4GB RAM. The 32GB variant is priced at RMB 1,699 (approximately Rs 17,000), while the 64GB variant is priced at RMB 1,999 (approximately Rs 20,000). ALSO READ: Meizu Pro 7 leaked photos show Galaxy S7 edge-like dual-curve display
On the camera front, the Meizu M3X comes with a 12-megapixel Sony IMX386 sensor at the back with f/2.0 aperture, 6P lens, and PDAF. On the front, there is a 5-megapixel selfie shooter. Additionally, the smartphone comes with a fingerprint sensor, which Meizu claims can unlock the device in 0.2s. The fingerprint sensor also supports payment platforms like Alipay and WeChat Pay. The Meizu X is juiced by a 3,200mAh battery that comes with mCharge technology, which can charge a device to 40 percent in 30 minutes. As for software, the phone runs Android 6 with Flyme 5.2.