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Meizu announces the M6s with Exynos 7872 SoC

by on17 January 2018

With 5.7-inch HD+ screen and side fingerprint sensor

After a couple of rumors and leaks, Meizu has now officially unveiled its M6s smartphone that brings 18:9 tall screen and a couple of other neat features to the entry/mid-range smartphone market.

The new Meizu M6s brags about its symmetrical design and measures 152x72.5x8mm. It uses an all metal sandblasted body and the screen, with thin bezels, is placed behind 2.5D glass. The smartphone has a 5.7-inch 18:9 aspect ratio screen with rather mediocre HD+ resolution (1440x720). Meizu was quite keen to note this is an edge-to-edge screen and offers 450 nits of brightness and a 1000:1 contrast ratio.

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What makes the Meizu M6s special is that this is one of the first smartphones with Samsung's new 14nm Exynos 7872 SoC, paired up with 3GB of RAM. The Exynos 7872 features a hexa-core CPU part with two clusters, dual Cortex-A73 at 2.0GHz and quad-core Cortex-A53 cluster clocked at 1.6GHz. It also features a Mali-G71 GPU, clocked at 1.2GHz. The Meizu M6s will come with either 32GB or 64GB of internal storage.

The Samsung Exynos 7872 SoC comes with LTE Cat. 7 modem with 2CA (carrier aggregation) for 300Mbps download and LTE Cat. 13 with 2CA for 150Mbps upload. and, according to Meizu, supports 16 network frequencies so it will cover most of the range.

Despite its mid-range resolution, it comes with a rather decent 16-megapixel rear camera with f/2.0 aperture and LED flash as well as an 8-megapixel front camera for selfies. It also features a decent 3,000mAh battery, which should provide up to 9.5 hours of video playback, and comes with a 18W fast USB-C charger that can charge up the battery to 30 percent in 15 minutes and 52 percent in half an hour.

Meizu also introduced the new One Mind AI engine which should both help in improving performance and decreasing power consumption, although details are a bit scarce on that field.

As expected, the phone runs on Meizu's own Flyme 6.2 OS, which is likely to be based on the Android 7.0 operating system. Meizu also placed the fingerprint on the side of the M6s, which can unlock the phone in 0.2s, at least according to Meizu.

In addition to the side fingerprint sensor, Meizu also placed a pressure sensor below the bottom part of the screen in order to use it as its new Halo button with the new Super mBack feature. This allows you to use some gestures to get around, switch apps or go back to the home screen.

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As you can see from the picture, the Meizu M6s will come in a couple of color options and officially be available from January 19th, with a price set at CNY 999, US $155, €126 for 32GB and CNY 1,199, US $186, €152 for the 64GB version, which is not half bad considering the amount of features it offers.

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Last modified on 17 January 2018
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