Meizu Combines Driving on Single Chip

Meizu has introduced a new MX-series smartphone, with a powerful camera sensor, in China.

The MX6 uses Sony’s Exmor RSIMX 386 sensor in its rear camera. This sensor has 1.25µm pixels and a customised six-element lens. Meizu claims that lens flare is significantly reduced. The camera uses PDAF for fast auto focus. The front camera is a 5MP unit.

In addition, rather than using two ICs for touch and display driving, Meizu is using a single chip in the MX6. This lowers power consumption. The in-cell touchscreen supports two touch points.

Like the Pro 6 (Meizu is First With 10-Core Chip), Meizu is using Mediatek’s Helio X20 in the MX6. This is a 10-core chip with a tri-cluster architecture, which enables dynamic switching between modules based on task demands. A T880 GPU is installed, supporting OpenGL ES 3.1 and DirectX 11.2.

The aluminium magnesium alloy body holds a fingerprint sensor and 3,060mAh battery, with Meizu’s mCharge 2.1 fast-charging tech; this can bring the battery level to 25% in 10 minutes, and 100% in 75 minutes.

Meizu is selling the MX6 now, for CNY1,660 ($250) ex VAT.