After weeks of speculation, venerable Chinese smartphone maker Meizu used a July 19 event to take the wraps off its latest creation. It’s called the Meizu MX6, and it’s the spiritual successor to last year’s Meizu Pro 6.
The MX6’s hardware, as revealed last week by Geekbench and Antutu benchmarks, is decidedly on the high end. The phone has 4GB of RAM and a MediaTek deca-core (yes, that’s 10 cores) Helio X20 processor. And it packs a 5.5-inch 1,920 x 1080p display, as well as 32GB of internal storage and USB Type-C connectivity.
So what else does the MX6 offer? A 12MP front-facing Sony sensor with a f/2.0 aperture, phase-detection autofocus, and dual-tone flash, for one, plus a 5MP front-facing camera. On top of that, the device sports a fairly hefty 3,060mAh battery with fast-charging capabilities and a dual SIM slot. When it comes to design, the device takes more than a few cues from the Meizu Pro 6, including its color configurations: gold, gray, and silver.
Of course, perhaps the biggest selling point of the phone is its 10-core processor (which has actually featured on another Meizu phone the Pro 6), and it’s certainly not an under-performer. Sure, just because it has a ton of cores doesn’t mean that it’s an amazing processor, but it should be able to handle most tasks you can throw at it. On top of that, the battery is pretty darn huge. At 3,060mAh, it might very well be able to last almost two days on a single charge.
The MX5 will retail in China for $300 starting on July 30. Pre-orders for the handset and both the Loop Jacket, a $15 accessory case with a circular viewfinder, and the LifeMe, a $60 Bluetooth speaker, begin today.
Article originally published on 07-15-2016. Updated on 07-19-2016 by Kyle Wiggers: Added availability and pricing information.