On the last day of autumn ended in Beijing held a large-scale presentation of the Chinese smartphone manufacturer Meizu, which was announced two new smartphones, one of the mid-range sector, and the second is the real flagship, and the updated Flyme OS 6. We were able to attend this event, here is a short report from the event.
“Warming up” the flagship, which will be discussed below, made the smartphone Meizu M3X, opened the presentation. Immediately is to say that the new product is intended exclusively for the Chinese market and will not be officially represented in Russia, India and other major regions.
As already mentioned, the housing consists of two glass panels and metal frames-the rim around the side perimeter. Both the 2.5 D glass has sloping edges, the frame is also slightly rounded, so that the whole case has been streamlined from all sides, without angularity and sharp transitions.
The smartphone fits comfortably in the hand, it is not very slick, though a 5.5-inch device weighing 165 grams miniature call does not work. Of course, on the glass fingerprints, whatever quality oleophobic coating here.
But the device looks flashy and attractive, especially the blue and black colors. Meizu M3X looks particularly impressive, since the front panel under the glass is always painted in overall body color, making the image of the smartphone on the whole more complete. To recall the recent announcement of the Huawei Honor 8, which also made a splash, and then all the buyers wanted to take possession of is a blue option. Meizu M3X, by the way, is in a sense just a competitor to that same Honor 8, manufacturer of time spent comparing their new product with him during the presentation.
As for the filling, the unit has received as an SoC platform MediaTek Helio P20, made on 16 nm process technology, with a maximum frequency of processor cores Cortex-A53 2.3 GHz with ARM Mali-T880 in the role of the graphics accelerator with a frequency of 900 MHz. Naturally, attention was paid to the presence of ultra-fast RAM LPDDR4X. The amount of RAM depending on the modification is 3 or 4 GB of flash memory — 32 or 64 GB.
The manufacturer claims that the overall performance increase amounted to 40% and power consumption decreased to 60%.
IPS display manufactured by Sharp has a diagonal of 5.5 inches and is made with the use of technology TDDI that was possible to achieve an extremely small thickness of the shell smartphone Meizu MX6, which has been applied a screen.
On the front panel of the smartphone includes a fingerprint scanner with proprietary technology mTouch 2.1, the recognition rate which is only 0.2 s.
The camera quality of the Meizu M3X module has received a IMX386 produced by Sony and 6-component lens with a maximum aperture of f/2.0, and bring to mind camera Meizu is now helping the company ArcSoft.
Built-in battery capacity is 3200 mA·h the Smartphone will be offered at a price of 1699 yuan for a younger version (3GB RAM and 32GB of flash memory) and 1999 yuan for the major (4 GB of RAM and 64 flash memory).
A more detailed list of the technical capabilities of the Meizu M3X as follows:
Sales of new items was to begin immediately after the presentation, on November 30, but, as mentioned in the beginning of the article, this product on the Russian or any other market, other than Chinese, is not officially appear.
Next, the presentation moved smoothly from device-specific to the proprietary interface Flyme OS, and it’s related events, because not only presents the news, but generally almost all produced models of the manufacturer will receive the latest version of Flyme OS 6. The sale, however, and Meizu M3X and Meizu Pro 6 Plus will come with the fifth version of the shell, the update “over the air” will follow later.
Changes in Flyme OS has undergone a lot, from system fonts and completely changed overall color scheme to applications for listening to music and watching videos, mode, self, child mode, read mode, etc. Changed notification system (all messages do not disappear and are synced to the cloud), visual effects added in weather widget.
Updated and optimized the system to clear the memory, added a curious mode of binding multiple different desktops with defined sets of applications to different fingerprints. System One Mind will optimize, intelligently defining and launching 200% faster programs which are used more often than others.
In General, the developers did a great job: for 430 days the artists engaged in the redesign, were studied over 180 million questions and wishes of users, as a result of the new interface have seen the light more than 300 major modifications. Recall that Flyme OS 6 will have virtually without exception, all smartphone users Meizu.
And of course, the ovation has caused the story of the company representative about the new flagship smartphone Meizu Pro 6 Plus. The applause really was serious: traditionally, such events are numerous fan groups of fans of the brand who wear workwear and waving flags, strongly encouraging speakers in critical areas of the narrative.
Less than a year since Meizu released (last spring) your top Meizu Pro 6, which naturally took the place of older apparatus in this family of smartphones. Probably, the manufacturer decided not to irritate the buyers of its products the overly frequent releases of new models and called updated modification of the Pro 6 Plus.The product is quite different from its predecessor literally in all respects, from the size to the hardware platform, so in General it would pull the complete model Pro 7.
Later, of course, we will study the new product in the full review, meanwhile, refer to the main points that I would like to know anyone interested in Chinese mobile technology.
So, as the display Meizu Pro 6 Plus has a screen Super AMOLED, only now much larger diagonal (5.7 inches), which logically led to a significant increase in the size of the entire device as a whole. In addition, the increased screen resolution, now it is 2560×1440 pixels with a density of 518 ppi. The novelty also implemented the detection of the pressing force 3D Press. The screen is protected by 2.5 D Gorilla glass 4 with sloping edges.
Under the screen is a mechanical button with entered in it in the area of the fingerprint scanner. The developers emphasize that the button is now called mBack, not only has a fingerprint scanner mTouch 2.1 with the recognition speed is 20% faster than the previous one (0.15 s), but can measure the heart rate.
As hardware platform the new Exynos chip 8890 manufactured by Samsung that runs the actual Korean top-end devices of Galaxy S7. Responsible for the graphics accelerator Mali-T880. Processor power and graphics card depend on the version of the model: for the modification with 128 GB flash memory is overclocked version of the chip (see details in the specifications). Also among the hardware features listed ES9018K2M DACS with amplifier Solo.
For camera uses a Sony sensor IMX386 with a resolution of 12 MP, 6-component lens with PDAF laser-focus, and flash the brightest ring of 10 LEDs. The main feature of the new camera was the presence of optical image stabilization (Pro 6 it was not). The first tests showed that the camera sometimes is not worse than the latest creations of Samsung. By the way, the processor for image processing (ISP) used here, this is what the Korean manufacturer, again not without the help of the company ArcSoft.
In the asset Meizu Pro 6 Plus has finally introduced support for NFC, fast charging mCharge (8 V, 3 A), is able to charge the battery to 60% in 30 minutes, and more. Full list of technical features of new items is as follows:
As usual the selected colors light silver, dark gray and Golden. For the version with 4 GB of RAM and 64 GB flash memory and also Exynos SoC 8890, kernel which will work at frequencies up to 2 GHz, assigned price of 2999 yuan. For a more advanced version with 4 GB of RAM, 128 GB flash memory and full Exynos SoC 8890 frequency cores up to 2.3 GHz will ask for 3299 yuan.
For the Chinese market, the smartphone will be available from 23 December. And already on 6 December in Beijing, the company will present another of his series console Note in the title — watch out for news update on our website.