Meizu has just released an entry-level smartphone aka Meizu M6; hurriedly after the launch of flagship Meizu Pro 7 Plus. The all-new M6 have the design cues of its predecessors, while still retaining a good specs sheet and offering an aggressive price tag.
It’s available for CNY 699 (approx Rs 6,900) and CNY 899 (approx Rs 8,900). The Meizu M6 will be up for grabs in China from 25th September.
As far as the design is concerned; the phone is just a refined version of the Meizu M5. The front looks minimalist and straightforward with 5.2 inch HD (1280*720) pixels display and 2.5D curved glass on top.
It also sports their famous mTouch home button at the chin; which also doubles up as the fingerprint scanner.
The back of the phone is made of polycarbonate and has a metal rim around the edges to strengthen the device.
The chrome plated curved antenna lines at the top and bottom adds a distinguished look to the Meizu M6.
Overall it still has the hint of a Meizu lineup and may not be an eye candy for the tech enthusiasts.
Powering the device is the tried and tested – MediaTek MT6750 SOC, along with Mali T860 GPU for playing latest Games.
The phone is available in either 16 GB Storage /2 GB RAM variant or 32 GB storage / 3 GB ram variant.
Luckily, Meizu M6 allows storage expansion of up to 128 GB using the micro-sd card.
It features a 13 MP rear sensor with PDAF, f/2.2 aperture and astoundingly 4 RGBW flash below it.
Notably, the front side has an 8 Megapixel selfie camera. Sadly, there is no dedicated front flash to illuminate your selfies in the low or artificial light conditions.
A 3070 mAH battery drives the phone which does not come with the fast charging support.
Fast Charging is becoming an essential feature even in the budget phones, and Meizu should have added the necessary functionality.
Additionally, the Meizu M6 seems to be slightly on the thicker side as it has an 8.3 mm thickness. On the contrary, it is not very heavy and weighs 143 grams only.
The Meizu M6 ships with Android Nougat 7.1 and Flyme OS v6.0 out of the box.
Meizu’s track record hasn’t been spotless; as far as the global smartphone release is concerned.
There’s no information on India launch, and even if it does, it’ll inevitably face serious competition from the likes of Xiaomi and Lenovo, who have a strong portfolio in the entry segment.
Moreover, Meizu has been least successful in India, though there were high hopes for the brand when it got launched.
While Xiaomi has dwarfed the Indian players like Xolo, Lava, and Micromax in the budget segment, Meizu has failed to leave an impression on the buyers.