So. Many. Features.
At an event in Beijing, Meizu rolled out its latest flagship, the Pro 6 Plus. The phone is an upgrade to the Pro 6, offering a 5.7-inch QHD Super AMOLED display with 3D touch. It is powered by the 14nm Exynos 8890, the same SoC used in international models of the Galaxy S7.
Let's dive into what's on offer. The handset has an always-on mode for the display, and the panel is reinforced with Gorilla Glass 4. You get 4GB of RAM, 12MP camera (Sony IMX386) with f/2.0 lens, 4-axis OIS, laser autofocus, dual-tone 10-LED ring flash, and 4K video recording. There's a 5MP shooter up front, support for hi-res audio (ESS ES9018K2M DAC), Bluetooth 4.1, Wi-Fi ac, NFC, USB 3.1 Type-C, 4G with VoLTE, and a 3400mAh battery. The fingerprint sensor located at the front, and there's even a heart rate sensor.
The phone is offered in two variants: a base model with 64GB storage and a higher-end version with 128GB UFS 2.0 storage. Both models are powered by the Exynos 8890, but the 64GB variant has Exynos M1 CPU cores clocked at 2.0GHz while the 128GB has cores that go up to 2.3GHz.
On the software front, the Pro 6 Plus features the latest iteration of Meizu's OS, Flyme 6. The company claims that it added 400 new features, including a new camera app and phone finder service. There's also a OneMind AI engine, which "is able to adjust system performance according to user preference. It can identify users' favorite apps and designate extra resources to those apps to make them run more smoothly."
Overall, the Pro 6 Plus looks like a decent device to go up against the likes of Xiaomi's Mi Note 2. The variant with 64GB storage retails for ¥2,999 ($435), while the version with 128GB storage comes in at ¥3,299 ($480). No word as yet on availability outside China.