Specs: Meizu MX6

Not too long ago, Chinese giant Meizu officially announced their new MX6 Android smartphone, and while it might seem similar to previous MX-series devices, it has a number of changes and additions under the hood to get excited about. With some impressive silicon under-the-hood as well as some improved optics, a faster fingerprint sensor and a larger battery, Meizu fans have a lot to be happy about. While we've already covered the announcement, we'll go over all of the specs here, too.

Starting with the bigger things, there's a 5.5-inch Full HD display, with a resolution of 1920 x 1080 and a contrast ratio of 1500:1 and 85% of the NTSC color gamut. This display is made by Sharp and is an INCELL TDDI panel, with 403 pixels per inch to boot. Underneath this is a MediaTek Helio X20 deca-core CPU, with a Mali-T880 GPU. This is a tri-cluster CPU with four low-power ARM Cortex-A53 cores clocked at 1.4 Ghz, four more ARM Cortex-A53 cores clocked higher at 1.9 Ghz and two high-performance Cortex-AS72 cores clocked at an impressive 2.3 Ghz. Keeping this running is 4GB of RAM, with 32GB of storage. Keeping everything running is a 3,060 mAh battery, which supports fast-charging through the new mCharge 3.0 system. This outputs 24W of power at 12V, 2A to fully charge the MX6 in just 75 minutes.

The cameras here are a 12-megapixel rear-facing camera with a custom lens and a Sony IMX386 sensor. The lens is a 6-element arrangement, with an aperture of f/2.0 and the Sony sensor provides phase-detection autofocus capable of focus times of just 319 miliseconds. A circular dual-LED two-tone flash provides natural lighting, and this camera does support 4K video recording. A front-facing camera with a 5.0-megapixel sensor and f/2.0 is here as well, although there's little specific info on this part. A fingerprint sensor is on the front of the device, and is powered by Meizu's own mTouch 2.1 system, which registers fingerprints in 0.2 of a second and will store up to five of them.

The MX6 is yet another dual SIM device from Meizu and will support 4G LTE and VoLTE (Voice over LTE) as well. The bands that it will support are as follows: 4G FDD-LTE: B1/B3/B7, 4G TDD-LTE: B38/ B40, 3G WCDMA: B1/B5/B8, 2G GSM: B2/B3/B5/B8 and CDMA: BC0. Elsewhere on the connectivity front is of course A-GPS, GLONASS, digital compass, Bluetooth 4.1 with support for Bluetooth Low Energy, WiFi 802.11/g/g/n/ac both 2.4 and 5 Ghz and the usual proximity, ambient light and magnetic sensors.

Physically, the MX6 weighs in at 155g and measures 153.6 x 75.2 x 7.25mm thick and is constructed of a Magnesium Alloy. It will be available in Gold, Gray, Pink and Silver colors, starting the end of July 2016 for 1,999 Yuan (roughly $300).

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