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Meizu releases the MX6, an affordable deca-core flagship smartphone

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For those that demand flagship specs for half the price, Meizu has just announced its new MX6 smartphone in Beijing. Essentially this is a budget friendly version of the Meizu Pro 6 but it gets a larger 5.5″ screen.

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Instead of MediaTek’s top of the lin Helio X25 chipset, the MX6 gets a Helio X20 unit that also comes with 10-cores (2x [email protected], [email protected], [email protected]). There’s 4GB of RAM and 32GB of on-board storage. Over at the front, it gets a 5.5″ Full HD display and a front facing 5MP f/2.0 camera. There’s also an mTouch 2.1 fingerprint scanner upfront that unlocks instantly in 0.2 seconds.

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For taking photos, the MX6 gets a 12MP main shooter instead of a 21MP unit on the Meizu Pro 6. Despite its smaller pixel count, it boasts larger 1.25 micron pixel size with a Sony IMX386 sensor. It is also assisted with PDAF and dual-tone LED flash lights . In terms of connectivity, the MX6 supports dual-SIMs with both TDD and FDD LTE bands plus VoLTE for clearer calls.

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Keeping the lights on is a 3,060mAh battery and it charges via USB Type-C. There’s also mCharge fast charging that delivers a full charge in 75 minutes with a 12V 2A power brick. Out of the box, the MX6 runs on Android Marshmallow with the latest FlymeOS skin on top.

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The MX6 with 4GB RAM and 32GB storage is going for 1,999 CNY which is about RM1,205 when converted directly. There are 4 colours being offered – Gold, Silver, Grey and Pink. Sales for the MX6 will commence on 30 July in China but there’s no indication of when Meizu will offer the device here in Malaysia.

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Alexander Wong