Meizu has managed to surprise quite a few people in the last couple of years. This company grew immensely over the last few years, they’ve managed to sell 4.4 million devices back in 2014, and that number grew to 20 million last year. This company is not only one of the fastest growing China-based smartphone manufacturers, but one of the fastest growing smartphone companies in the world at the moment. That being said, they’ve released a number of interesting products last year, like the Meizu MX5 and PRO 5 flagship devices that they’ve announced.
The Meizu PRO 5 is definitely the company’s most powerful smartphone at the moment, but the Meizu MX5 is still quite a compelling offering. The Meizu MX5 was introduced back in June last year, and we’re expecting its successor to arrive mid-2016. We’ve already seen some MX6 rumors, and a new piece of that puzzle leaked recently. According to new rumors, the Meizu MX6 will support all Chinese networks, and might cost less than the Mi 5 which will be announced on February 24th. Now, according to this info, the device will cost 1,799 Yuan ($276) once the company announces it. The rumors also reiterates previous info, and claims the device will be fueled by MediaTek’s Helio X20 64-bit deca-core SoC, which makes sense considering its predecessor was powered by the Helio X10 chip. The phone will, allegedly, also ship with 4GB of RAM, and a 4,000mAh battery on the inside, and a 20.7-megapixel shooter is expected to be available on its back.
The phone will, almost certainly, going to be made out of metal, and you can expect to see Meizu’s mBack physical home button built-in here once again. We do hope that Meizu will pre-installed Android Marshmallow on this handset, on top of which we’ll see the new version of Flyme, perhaps 6? Either way, we’ll just have to wait and see what happens. As a side note, it seems like Meizu will re-release the PRO 5 during MWC later this month, but this time around the phone will be powered by Ubuntu, not Android, so stay tuned for that if you’re interested.