Remember the long awaited Exynos flagship we were waiting for? As we already have written a couple of weeks ago the Pro 6s wouldn't complete this wish. But what do we got instead?
For a price of 2699RMB (360€) expectations can be set high. However, nor the Helio X25 with its 10 core Cortex A53 and A72 cores nor the the 4GB of RAM combined with the 64GB internal storage can explain such a price. Even the 3D screen used in the Pro 6s is the same one as seen in the normal Pro 6.
Literally no new features were added.
The only update compared to the Pro 6 is the IMX386 CMOS camera, a feature many fans always have wished for and expected to have in the normal Pro 6. Unfortunately the camera now only delivers 12 megapixels. Yes, you have read right, it was reduced. However, megapixels alone are not everything and therefore it can be argued how much the CMOS sensor will improve the image quality. Additionally the battery was upgraded from 2560mAh to 3060mAh.
Due to this the Pro 6s is 0.05mm thicker and 3g heavier. Not a noticable change if you ask me and even the colors have remained the same. Just like the Pro 6 the Pro 6s can be bought in silver, purple, gold and grey (lets not mention the Pro 6 red edition).
The only question which you might ask yourself is, why? Why none of these features could be realized straight from the beginning? Didn't the chinese fans wanted the same?
A question which we might never know the answer to. According to the chinese BBS not only European fans wanted the Pro 6 to come with OIS and CMOS, just like a +3000mAh battery. Even the Chinese fans wanted to see an Exynos powered device.
In my own opinion the Pro 6 and Pro 6s are relatively nice devices. But none of them deserves to be called Pro nor to be sold at such a high price. Sure Meizu has no real choice due to Samsung and their not so great supply chain, but at least Meizu could try to handle the issues openly and find a compromiss with their fan- and userbase.