MEIZU accidently holds new product launch conference on November 30 2016 in Beijing unveiling two brand new smartphones and a new version of Flyme OS. Firtly MEIZU unveiled MEIZU Blue Charm X, and secondly MEIZU Pro 6 Plus, and lastly Flyme 6 OS.
MEIZU Pro 6 Plus – New MEIZU Flagship
MEIZU Pro 6 Plus powers Samsung Exynos 8890 (MEIZU is in a war with Qualcomm recently, and won’t make use of Qualcomm CPU on its flagship in the visible future probably). It still impresses users with MEIZU fashion and style by carrying a 2.5D forefront glass, a Home button able to make fingerprint payment.
Brand new design of speakers and cameras is found, metal chasiss is used as before, and 3 colors are offered: Moon Sliver, Champaign Golden and Space Grey. Here is a portion of the key specifications of MEIZU Pro 6 Plus.
- Screen: 5.7″ Super AMOLED 2560 * 1440 Pixel
- Force Touch: 3D Press
- CPU: Samsung Exynos 8890
- Ram: 4GB LPDDR4
- Rom: 64GB/128GB (optional, UFS 2.0)
- Front-facing Camera: 5MP
- Rear-facing Camera: 12MP
- Battery: 3400 mAh
- Quick Charge: mCharge
- OS: Flyme 6.0 on top of Android 6.0 (contemporary Flyme 5.2)
- NFC \ Type-C \ USB 3.1: Supported
Here is the main highlights.
Firstly, Samsung Exynos 8890 is processed in 14nm processing, thus its CPU performance is up by 34%, GPU performance is up by 1.6 folds. The 64GB version will be clocked at 2.0GHz and coupled with Mali-T880 MP 10 GPU; while the 128GB at 2.3GHz with Mali-T880 MP12 GPU.
Secondly, the mTouch as the Home button works as quick as 0.15 second to recognise the fingerprint, 20% faster than last generation and supporting AliPay and WeChat Pay. Furthermore, it recognises the live fingeprint, and filter out the faked fingerprints. And MEIZU Pro 6 Plus for the first time in the world introduces heartrate sensor in the Home button, and it will finish heartrate detecting and calculation in just 5 seconds.
MEIZU Pro 6 Plus is priced at 2999 yuan ($449) for the 64GB version and 3299 yuan ($492) for the 128GB version, and starts presale from December 8, 2016 on JD.com and starts shipping from December 23, 2016.
MEIZU Blue Charm X
MEIZU Blue Charm X features the following specifications.
- Screen: 5.5″ 1080p
- CPU: MediaTek Helio P20 MT6757 Octa Core
- Ram: 3GB/4GB (optional)
- Rom: 32GB/64GB (optional)
- Battery: 3200 mAh
- Quick Charge: mCharge up to 9V/2A
- OS: Flyme 6.0 OS
- Front-facing Camera: 5MP
- Rear-facing Camera: 12MP, F/2.0 Aperture
MEIZU Blue Charm X is the world’s first Helio P20 smartphone, and will start presale from 16:30 on December 1,2016 at JD.com, and starts shipping from December 8, 2016.
Flyme 6.0 OS
Except the two brand new smartphones, MEIZU also unveils the latest Flyme 6.0 and the smartphone models that will run Flyme 6.0. There are as many as more than 20 MEIZU smartphones able to get the latest Flyme 6.0 OS: Pro 6S, Pro 6, MX6, Pro 5, MX5, MX4 Pro, MX4, Blue Charm U20, Blue Charm U10, Blue Charm Max, Blue Charm E, Blue Charm Metal, Blue Charm Note 3, Blue Charm 3S, Blue Charm 3, Blue Charm Note 2, Blue Charm Note 2 for China Telecom, Blue Charm 2, Blue Charm 2 for China Telecom, Blue Charm Note.
The Flyme 6.0 will start internal test from November 30,2016, and be scheduled for release from December 30, 2016.
Meanwhile, MEIZU also announces some stats figure. Flyme has over 50 million users worldwide as of now, and the Apps download skyrockets to 17 billion and goes up by 70%. The Flyme 6.0 adds 400 more new features and 200 more classical charging animation etc.
That said, Flyme is being massively adopted worldwide.