Yup, I’m not even kidding. In case I already haven’t lost count, it’s the twelfth device release for Meizu this year. What a year, you might think.
What a crapful year of Meizu, just to be correct. We’re seriously getting frustrated here, too: for having to write the same boring news of a new device coming out from Meizu the every other day. This time it’s a big brother to the Pro 6: with the “innovative” name of “Pro 6 Plus”. The Plus is of course a bit bigger than it’s lil bro: going up from 5.2 to 5.7 inches it comes with an Exynos 8890 Octa Core chip and some DDR4 RAM to “Make 6 great again” (yup, that’s quoted from Meizu…). Inside the peel, with which we’re all already familiar more than enough, there is (logically) an almost 900mAh bigger battery, a 1440 x 2560 display with the ppi increased to 515 and the same 3D Touch as before – which Meizu now suddenly claims as their own innovation (like come on, we all know who were the real innovators here).
To list a couple more specs, the phone comes in 64/126Gb variants and haves a camera setup very close to the Pro 6: only the rear camera’s gone down from 22MP to 12MP, while gaining a greater aperture (from f/2.2 to f/2.0) and OIS. See, not much to write about? :l I’m sorry, but that’s the way things are with Meizu to date. This is what happens when a manufacturer makes a deal of releasing multiple devices with certain bloatware in a year – they start driving after the goal of releasing out those devices, and stop caring about everything else (like… bug fixes, updates, customers, just for an example?)
Oh and by the way, they didn’t stop yet. It didn’t even take the Pro 6 Plus to be officially released before Meizu already teased another product launch on December 6, which will likely be the M5 Note: the same design and functions as before, rebranded under a new wrap. We’re not the only ones getting bored of these guys – on the comment section of their post you can see some signs of end-user frustration as well. Good luck for the device number 13.
All in all we wish you all a happy, joyful December! Remember to keep your gadget friends warm enough. 🙂
P.S. Isn’t that pretty cool of Meizu to give a shoutout to their biggest innovator on their official product pictures?
EDIT: Okay, I’ve totally lost count already: I at least forgot to count the S-series in for this year’s device count. In reality we’re actually closer to 20 that you would think..