Just one week after releasing the M3 Note, leading Chinese smartphone maker Meizu launched its new flagship PRO 6 smartphone in Beijing on Wednesday.
“Meizu PRO 6 is probably the flagship of all small-screen smartphones in China,” Bai Yongxiang, Meizu’s president, said at the PRO 6 launch party.
Indeed, the Super AMOLED 5.2-inch screen is Meizu PRO 6’s first notable feature. It uses 3D Press technology that appears to be Meizu’s answer to the iPhone 6’s 3D Touch technology. As Bai puts it, the phone is even smaller than most 5-inch phones at 70.8mm in width. It also has a 2.5D glass screen, and Bai claims the 7.25mm thin handset is Meizu’s thinnest smartphone ever. The PRO 6 also has a 98% metal body.
“Our achievement in reducing the antenna area on the PRO 6 may be a little step ahead of the upcoming iPhone 7,” said Bai.
Meizu has also reduced the charge time. According to Bai, the mCharge 3.0 technology insures a PRO 6 can be fully charged in 60 minutes. The phone uses an MTK Helio X25 processor, an ARM Mali T880 GPU, a USB 3.1 port and a 21-megapixel rear-facing camera.
The PRO 6 also sports Hi-Fi Lite and Meizu’s mSound acoustic technology, and Meizu claims the 3D Press screen and mBack home button interaction technologies to be “revolutionary”.
Meizu is offering the PRO 6 in two memory versions and three colors. The 4GB internal memory plus 32GB flash memory version is priced at RMB 2,499 (USD 385) and the 4GB plus 64GB is priced at RMB 2,799.
Meizu PRO 6 can be pre-ordered through various online and offline channels from this Wednesday afternoon, and it will go on sale on its official website and China’s largest e-commerce platforms JD.com and Tmall on April 23.
(Top photo is screenshot from Meizu.com)