Meizu, the Chinese smartphone brand mayn't have a global presence like Xiaomi but its products are highly sought after in their homeland of China. Nearly a year have passed since the launch of the Meizu MX5 in July last year. Well, there's no doubt that Meizu is prepping up for the announcement of its next flagship - the Meizu MX6.
Xiaomi, the chief competitor of the Shenzhen based smartphone maker launched their flagship device for 2016 namely the Xiaomi Mi5 at the MWC. Incidentally though, Meizu went missing at the MWC although initial rounds rumour had speculated a launch of the MX6 at the mega event in Barcelona.
It's worth noting that much of the specs of the alleged Meizu MX6 smartphone have leaked already and here is a roundup of what is known so far. Besides the Meizu MX6, the company is also tipped to launch a mini version of it - just like the one seen in the case of Pro 5.
3D Touch display that may indeed work
The latest bit of information that got leaked about the Meizu MX6 a few days back include the presence of a Force Touch/3D Touch display. The tipster's claim is further enhanced by a leaked screenshot which shows how the Force Touch feature works on the Flyme OS.
Incidentally it appears that Meizu has tuned its software to give an Apple iPhone like Force Touch experience to its users. The leaked screenshot shows the various options that pop up on hard pressing an app icon on the home screen.
No Quad HD display
Meizu MX6 while clearing Antutu benchmark earlier this year, revealed much of its specifications. This includes the presence of a Full HD display of unknown size. Considering the fact that it still comes with a Full HD display it quite disappointing, however it seems that Meizu has reserved the Quad HD panels for its more premium Pro lineup.
World's First Deca Core Helio X20 chip
Mediatek launched its first Deca core chip back in May last year, however the Helio X20 (MT6797) went on to mass production only by fag end of 2015. While initially it was believed that the Meizu MX6 will be first device to sport the Deca Core chip, another Chinese brand Zopo under it by launching the Zopo 8 smartphone at the MWC.
For those unaware the Helio X20 chips features 3 clusters of two Cortex A72 cores clocked at 2.5GHz, four Cortex A53 clocked at 2.0GHz and four Cortex A53 clocked at 1.4GHz. This is coupled with a Mali T880 GPU.
To come with just 3GB of RAM
If the benchmark listing is to be believed, then the Meizu MX6 will come with just 3GB of RAM. Well this is quite disappointing, considering the fact that some smartphone manufacturers are bundling double that RAM in their flagship device. Just for comparison the top end variant of the Xiaomi Mi5 comes with 4GB of RAM.
Marshmallow flavoured Flyme
As per the leaked information the Meizu MX5 is tipped to run on an iteration of Flyme OS built specifically for Force Touch display. Well, the best part is that the smartphone will run on Android Marshmallow.
It 'may' come in May!
According to an industry insider, Mocha RQ the Meizu MX6 is all set to launch sometime in May. It worth noting the Chinese brand has launched the Meizu MX5 round about the same date back in 2015. Besides that, the alleged invite for the launch of the Meizu MX6 also got leaked a few weeks back.