AH Mediatek Helio and Meizu_1

Helio X25 SoC Unveiled; Meizu PRO 6 First Handset To Use It

March 16, 2016 - Written By Kristijan Lucic

Meizu has been one of the fastest growing smartphone manufacturing companies in the last year or so, which makes them an incredibly interesting company to follow. They’ve managed to sell 20 million smartphones last year, which is considerably more than the 4.4 million units they shipped back in 2014, and that was actually considered great success back then, so you can imagine how far Meizu has come in the last 2-3 years.

This company has introduced a couple of interesting phones last year, but their PRO 5 flagship phablet definitely takes the cake. This handset is fueled by one of the most powerful SoCs of 2015, the Exynos 7420, and it comes in both 3GB and 4GB flavors. The device is made out of metal, and it ships with a fullHD AMOLED display, and a metal unibody design. The PRO 5 certainly is an interesting device, and quite affordable compared to the competition. Now, this makes the PRO 6 even more interesting, especially considering the company has already confirmed that they’re working on that phone, and that it will sport a pressure sensitive display. Company’s CEO has recently also confirmed that the PRO 6 will also feature a 1080p panel, while he denied Exynos 8890 rumors at the same time.

That being said, company’s officials have announced today that Meizu PRO 6 will be fueled by the Helio X25 SoC, a chip which was announced today at MediaTek’s event. Meizu’s execs have also said that the PRO 6 will be the first phone to be fueled by that processor, which is quite interesting. The Meizu MX4 Pro and PRO 5 were both powered by Samsung’s Exynos processors, so we did not expect the PRO 6 to ship with MediaTek’s unit on the inside, especially considering the MX6 is supposed to pack one of MediaTek’s chips.

So, what’s new with Helio X25? Well, not much, this is essentially an enhanced version of the Helio X20, and MediaTek actually developed this SoC in collaboration with Meizu. This China-based company will not only be the first smartphone manufacturer to use this chip, but will also have exclusive rights to it in the first couple of months. The Helio X25 is also a 64-bit deca-core SoC, but it will sport an upgraded ‘Turbo cluster’ running at 2.5GHz, and a faster GPU clocked at 850MHz. Interesting enough, the Helio X25 will reportedly going to offer same power consumption as the Helio X20, despite the fact it will be a more powerful chip.