Meizu M6 unveiled with the MediaTek MT6750 SoC onboard
About one month ago, Meizu introduced the M6 Note smartphone with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 processor under the hood. This came as a surprise, since the M5 Note has a MediaTek SoC onboard, just like most handsets of this Chinese brand. However, Meizu fans who would rather use a MediaTek-powered handset will be able to buy the new M6 starting next week.
The Meizu M6 sports a MediaTek MT6750 processor with a clock speed of up to 1.5 GHz and eight cores. The 5.2-inch display has a low resolution, but using an HD touchscreen instead of a full HD one always increases the battery life of the handset in question. Meizu's M6 also features 2 GB or 3 GB RAM, 16 GB or 32 GB internal storage, 8 MP and 13 MP cameras, and a 3,070 mAh battery. Just as expected, this handset runs Google's Android 7.0 Nougat operating system with Meizu's Flyme 6.0 UI on top.
Although it has a starting price of around US$106 (CN¥699, since it will only launch in China next week), the Meizu M6 sports a premium metallic finish and features a fingerprint reader (located in the Home button). The list of color options consists of the following choices: Matte Black, Champagne Gold, Moonlight Silver, and Electric Light Blue.
There is no information about its launch in other countries for now, but the Meizu M6 looks like an interesting option for those looking for a cheap smartphone or a handset for their kids. In the US and Europe, such a handset could be useful for carriers who often attach low-cost devices to mobile subscription plans as part of a "free phone" deal.
As you can see in the (rather long) video below, Meizu also introduced the M20 power bank during yesterday's product launch event. This accessory has a 10,000 mAh capacity and features two-way fast charging. Its price tag reads CN¥169 (~US$25) when acquired alone, or CN¥149 (~US$22) when purchased together with the Meizu M6.