After months of leaks the Meizu MX6 smartphone was unwrapped at a press conference in China earlier today.
But the also-rumoured MX6 Ubuntu Edition was (alas) nowhere to be seen.
Interestingly the specs of the device differ slightly from those in previous leaks, and benchmark charts claimed.
’10 Core Smartphone’
Let’s tackle the big selling point of this phone (for me, at least): the deca-core processor.
The inclusion of a 10-core MediaTek Helio X20 processor makes this device a veritable beast. The 10 cores are comprised of two A72s, and a pair of quad-core A53s (2 + 4 + 4 = 10). The chip has a max clock speed of 2.3GHz.
Combined with 4GB RAM (up 1GB from the 3GB rumours), a Mali T880 GPU and 32GB internal storage for starters, this handset screams convergence.
Elsewhere the MX6 has a 5.5-inch TDDI (Touch and Display Driver Integration) display, which uses the single-layer in-cell screen tech to shave more millimetres off a svelte profile (the phone is 7.25 mm thin). The phone has a display resolution of 1080 x 1920 pixels.
Meizu say the MX6 is the first phone to ship with a Sony IMX 386 sensor, which is kitted out on the rear 12-megapixel camera with f/2.0 lens.
The MX6 sports a sleek super-thin metal chassis, a front facing 5MP snapper, and the standard edition ships with the Android 6.0-based Flyme 5.2.
The 3020 mAh battery is decent, but not as promising as the 4000 mAh pack teased in pre-release leaks.
The FlymeOS-based MX6 will come in four color options: Silver, Pink, Gray and (groan) Gold. If past precedent holds expect to see the Ubuntu edition offered in just one colour.
Price & Availability
The Meizu MX6 goes on sale in China on July 30th priced at roughly $300. It’ll be a flash sale, so if you want one you’ll need to be quick.
There’s currently no definitive word as to whether the 4G LTE bands will work outside of China, so if you’re in the US or Europe and plan on importing one do keep this in mind!
You can learn more about the Meizu MX6 on the official Meizu website.
When might we see the Ubuntu version?
A little birdie tells me it is ‘coming soon’, but that’s all I know.
If you don’t want to take my word for it, keep in mind that Ubuntu OTA-13 due in late August will bring Android 6.0 BSP support – an Android version which you’ll notice this phone uses.