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Meizu announces the Pro 6s: an iPhone with a 10-core processor?

Meizu has announced the Meizu Pro 6s at an event in China, with an iPhone-like design, 3D Touch display and deca-core processor.

Published onNovember 3, 2016


Meizu has announced the Meizu Pro 6s at an event in China. Sequel to the Meizu Pro 6, the Meizu Pro 6s is identical to its predecessor, which itself possessed an undeniable similarity to the iPhone, and even features a 3D Touch display.

Arriving with an aluminum unibody design, the Pro 6s possesses a 5.2-inch 1080p screen, a deca-core Helio X25 processor with Mali-T880MP4 GPU and 4 GB of RAM.

It features the same 5 MP front facing camera as the Pro 6, but its rear camera has been upgraded, now utilizing a 12 MP IMX386 sensor with ƒ / 2.0 aperture.

The inclusion of a smaller aperture (compared to f/2.2 aperture on the Pro 6) and 4-axis OIS should help the new device achieve brighter and less blurry photos, but it retains the 10-LED dual-tone ring flash, phase detection and laser-autofocus features of its predecessor.


Rounding off the core specs is 64 GB of non-expandable storage and a 3060 mAh battery – a capacity increase of almost 20% compared to the previous model.

When we reviewed the Meizu Pro 6 in June, we praised many aspects of it, but both its camera and battery life left us disappointed. Seeing these specific areas addressed in this more refined version should help establish the device as more than the ‘iPhone knock-off’ it may be perceived as.

The Meizu Pro 6s runs Android Marshmallow out of the box and Meizu’s Flyme OS on top. It’s launching in China tomorrow for CNY 2,699 (around $399) but, sadly, it won’t be arriving in the US.

Let us know what you think of the Meizu Pro 6S in the comments below.

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