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Meizu M6s

Meizu M6s revealed, packing mid-range Samsung chip

Meizu has traditionally relied on Samsung’s Exynos chips for some of their phones, so it’s no surprise to see the new Meizu M6s packs one.

Yep, the new budget-minded handset offers a hexacore Exynos 7872 chipset, delivering two heavyweight A73 cores, four power-sipping A53 cores and a single-core Mali G71 GPU. Throw in a 14nm manufacturing process and you can expect mid-range performance and improved battery life.

The Meizu M6s also offers a side-mounted fingerprint scanner (ala Sony), 3GB of RAM, 32GB/64GB storage, a 3000mAh battery, a 5.7-inch 1440x720p display (18:9) and USB Type-C connectivity.

Meizu M6s

Meizu is well known for its user-interface, delivering gestures via the home button — a feature that has since been aped by Huawei. The feature is sort of back again (dubbed Super MBack), except that the company is using a virtual home key with a Galaxy S8-style vibration motor and iPhone X-style gestures.

Read more: Meizu M3 Note review

Turn to the camera department and you’ve got a 16MP f/2.0 main camera and an 8MP f/2.0 selfie camera. No dual-camera trickery here.

Want this device? You can expect to pay RMB999 (R1905 as a straight conversion) in China. Otherwise, we’ve contacted Meizu’s local representatives for more information but they’ve been dodging our calls for months now. It would make for a solid upgrade over the M3 Note (reduced resolution aside), which is available in South Africa.

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Hadlee Simons
Terrible puns make Hadlee Simons difficult to work with, but he brings over seven years of tech journalism experience to the table. When he's not at work or watching motorsport, he's in the foetal position on a jiu jitsu mat. More