Meizu formalizes the M6s
As expected, Meizu today introduced the M6s. The first model with the panoramic screen of the Chinese brand, it stands out for its mid-range Exynos platform and its impression reader posted on one of the side slices.
By positioning the fingerprint reader of its premium models on edge and not on one of the two facades, Sony has taken an alternative route to all the rest of the mobile phone market. A path that few manufacturers have followed, perhaps for reasons of intellectual right or industrial convenience. Still, it is a very good idea that is not only easy to use but also helps to overcome the design problems born from the arrival of panoramic screens. For the problem of panoramic screens is the lack of space between the lower border of the screen and that of the phone.
Fingerprint reader on the slice
Rumors have been asserting since last fall that Meizu was preparing a smartphone imitating Sony's solution, with a fingerprint reader on one of the slices. Recall that usually, Meizu places the fingerprint reader on the lower border, below the screen. This rumor is now true. Meizu, as announced a few days ago, today unveiled the M6s, its latest mid-range mobile (formerly Blue Charm).
The phone takes advantage of this feature to overcome the change in design caused by the integration of a panoramic screen, a first at Meizu (the historic mTouch button becomes virtual and integrates with the interface). This slab measures 5.7 inches and displays images in HD + (1440 x 720 pixels), for a resolution of 282 pixels per inch that does not move vis-à-vis the Meizu M5s of last year. Moreover, the M6s is a worthy successor to the M5s. Understand that the M6s does not move away from the positioning of its predecessor, but modernize some aspects.
The return of Exynos
Side chipset, we are surprised to find an Exynos chipset and no longer MediaTek (while the Taiwanese foundry has provided the processors of all Blue Charm since the creation of the range). It is an Exynos 7872, a hexacore with two Cortex-A73 clocked at 2 GHz and four Cortex-A53 clocked at 1.6 GHz. Note that this is the first time this Exynos takes place on the phone. It replaces the aging MT6753.
To accompany the Exynos, Meizu chose to keep the RAM volume of the M5s (3 GB) but to double the storage volume. The two new levels are 32 GB and 64 GB. A memory card reader is always present to extend it (up to 256 GB extra). The connections of the phone are standard. Note the presence of the 3.5 mm jack and that of a USB type-C however.
A little better in photo
On the photo side, Meizu reinforced his proposal. If the M5s was not the best on the mid-range economy, that of the M6s improves the balance: 16-megapixel main sensor on the back with phase detection autofocus, dual LED flash and lens opening to f / 2.0. At the front, the webcam goes from 5 to 8 megapixels. The lens always opens at f / 2.0 and the focal length is always fixed.
The battery is a model 3000 mAh nonremovable, as the year before. It is compatible fast loading (mCharge technology). The set is stored in an aluminum frame. A mineral glass protects the screen from scratches. The mobile works with Flyme UI version 6.2. This one is based on Android 7.0 Nougat. This is the only real concern here. The phone is 8 mm thick. It weighs 160 grams. It comes in gold, black, silver and blue. The phone will be marketed in China on January 19th. It will be offered at 999 yuan (127 euros) in 32 GB version and 1199 yuan (153 euros) in 64 GB version. We are now awaiting officialization for France.