Meizu had introduced two new smartphones earlier today, the Meizu PRO 6 Plus and Meizu M3X. The first handset is actually the company’s all-new flagship phablet, it is fueled by the Exynos 8890 SoC, and it has been a long time coming. The Meizu M3X, on the other hand, is Meizu’s first smartphone made out of metal and glass, and it belongs in the upper-mid-range category of smartphones, as it is fueled by the Helio P20 and comes in both 3GB and 4GB RAM variants. We’ve covered the launches of both of these smartphones separately earlier today, and are here to talk about software actually, read on.
Along with the two devices, Meizu has announced Flyme 6 OS, a new variant of the company’s Android-based operating system. Flyme 6 OS is actually based on Android 6.0 Marshmallow, and it comes pre-installed on the Meizu PRO 6 Plus, as it seems like Meizu M3X features Flyme 5 still, but we can’t confirm that. In any case, Flyme 6 brings tons of improvements to the company’s Android skin, as Meizu claims that this is their largest system update to date. “Flyme 6 is our largest system update ever. It is more powerful, secure and reliable with over 400 new features and a self-developed artificial intelligence system service, One Mind,” said Aber Bai, President of Meizu. Flyme 6 looks somewhat different than Flyme 5, as there are a number of design changes in the OS. Meizu has improved the notification shade, as you will be able to see more info and will have more actions when it comes to your notifications, while the notification shade also looks slightly different. The overview aka multitasking menu is now considerably different, as you’re getting a horizontal scroll of your running apps, similar to the one available on iOS and MIUI 8, compared to the regular vertical one that is available in Flyme 5.
Meizu has updated the design of their pre-installed applications, as well as their functionality, and the ‘One Mind’ artificial intelligence engine will adapt to your usage, and will make sure that the apps you use the most are always performing flawlessly. The company says that they’ve added more than 400 new features in Flyme 6, including a revamped picture taking process. All in all, there’s plenty to look forward to when it comes to Flyme 6, and you can take a quick look at this OS in the gallery down below, though do keep in mind that this is the Chinese version of Flyme 6, the international variant will probably look a bit different, at least that’s what we’re expecting. In any case, we’ll know more once the international variant of the Meizu PRO 6 Plus lands. In addition to all this, Meizu said that a number of currently available Meizu-branded devices will get Flyme 6, including the Meizu PRO 6s, PRO 6, MX6, PRO 5, MX5, MX4 Pro, MX4, U20, U10, M3 Max, M3E, M2 Note, M3 Note, M2, M3s, M3 and M1 Note.