When MediaTek held an event to announce the real arrival of its Helio X20 SoC, it also invited Chinese manufacturer Meizu to spill the news that it had taken first dibs on the Helio X25 for its PRO 6 smartphone. But with a benchmark showing off a PRO 6 running with an Exynos 8890, we’re left stumped on how Meizu will handle the launch of this darn phone.
Well, we’re hearing just a bit more about what’s going on with the Exynos-powered PRO 6 from a Weibo user who decided to stiff us on the visual front and told us to look at his scrawlings which talk about a Samsung-esque edge display for “Meizu’s next flagship” and a price tag of at least ¥3,000 ($460-610).
The first thing we should say is that the PRO 6, as launched by Meizu, does not have a double-curved screen. Furthermore, we haven’t seen the phone officially come to market yet and the company hasn’t plotted out any spots on the calendar.
Maybe we’re being led down the wrong track and we could be talking about a high-end MX6 — while its lineage has typically been more restrained in price and specs, we’ve seen Exynos processors on them before.
Whatever it is, we’re stilling waiting, Meizu.
Update: We traced a video from @the_malignant showing off the PRO 6 benchmark running the Exynos 8890 which apparently comes from July.
— The Malignant (@the_malignant) May 10, 2016