Meizu's 10-core telephone will get a ten-LED digital camera flash
You could recall that the world’s first 10-core cellular chip, the MediaTek Helio X20 collection, is predicted to hit the market this month. Certainly, as we speak Meizu introduced its Professional 6 smartphone which has nabbed exclusivity over the flagship Helio X25, but it solely begins from 2,499 yuan or about $390 off-contract. The specs do not disappoint: You get a stunning 5.2-inch 1080p Tremendous AMOLED display, 2.5D Gorilla Glass three, 4GB of RAM, inner storage beginning at 32GB, entrance-aspect fingerprint reader, LTE Cat 6 radio and a USB three.1 Gen 1 Sort-C port (as much as 5 Gbps). The one factor lacking right here is NFC, should you’re a fan of that.
Regardless of the smaller 2,560 mAh battery (the Professional 5 had three,050 mAh), it is considerably compensated by the 24W speedy charging function that takes only one hour to go from zero to one hundred pc. Simply to ease our minds, Meizu added that the suitable thermal and brief-circuit safety mechanisms are all there. Relying in your utilization conduct, the Helio X25’s tri-cluster structure also needs to assist prolong battery life, however we’ll see about that when the critiques roll in.
The Professional 6 is available in a clean aluminum physique that is solely a tad thinner than the iPhone 6s Plus, and whereas its common form, backside edge format plus colour choices — gold, grey and silver — will sadly remind you of Apple’s choices, Meizu tries to distract you by curving the ends of the 2 plastic antenna bands on the again, in addition to making use of a extra symmetrical design throughout by repositioning the digital camera elements. Unusually, the result’s a pleasant enchancment over the iPhone 6s’ ageing design.
Alas, the Professional 6 additionally comes with “3D Press” which, as you’ll be able to inform by the identify, is a cheeky clone of Apple’s 3D Contact: Relying on how arduous to press the display, you possibly can toggle a shortcut menu and preview contents corresponding to pictures, messages, e-mails, URLs and extra. Meizu says many widespread Chinese language apps like WeChat, Weibo, Youku and QQ can be supported at launch. It’s going to be fascinating to see whether or not Apple will take motion (it would not be the first time, anyway), however then once more, Huawei already has an identical contact strain recognition function on its Mate S and its newer P9 Plus.
Given the identical previous mid-vary Sony IMX230 sensor featured on this 21.sixteen-megapixel f/2.2 major digital camera, likelihood is it will not beat these provided by the mainstream smartphone manufacturers; plus it’s now coated by a bit of Gorilla Glass three as an alternative of the more durable sapphire, which is clearly a price-chopping transfer. That stated, it does include an improved laser autofocus, together with a small ring flash consisting of 10 LEDs — a primary for smartphones — which is sort of becoming given the telephone’s 10-core CPU. On the opposite aspect, you’ve got a 5-megapixel f/2.zero selfie digital camera identical to earlier than, and as you’d anticipate with any Chinese language smartphone nowadays, the Professional 6 comes with beautification options to save lots of you cash on cosmetics.
Maybe probably the most fascinating function right here is “mSound”: It is a fancy identify for Meizu’s mixture of NXP’s third-era sensible amplifier system and its loudspeaker on the backside, which not solely claims to supply loud audio with little distortion, however it might additionally use the speaker — by detecting the vibration on the diaphragm — for noise suppression whereas recording audio. As for headphone playback, you’ll be able to reap the benefits of the Professional 6’s Cirrus Logic CS43L36 DAC chip for supposedly cleaner audio with a large dynamic vary. Naturally, lossless audio codecs like FLAC and APE are supported right here.
There is no phrase on international availability but, however the twin-SIM Professional 6 is already obtainable for pre-ordering in China, beginning with 32GB model for two,499 yuan (about $390). The 64GB model will arrive later for simply 2,799 yuan (about $430).