Meizu Pro 6 is latest Android to swipe iPhone’s 3D Touch
Samsung didn’t adopt the iPhone’s pressure-sensitive display for its latest Galaxies as some reports promised it would, but other Android makers are already using it.
The latest is Meizu, which today unveiling its incredibly attractive Pro 6 smartphone with “3D Press” technology, plus a 5.2-inch Super AMOLED display, a ten-core Helio X25 chipset, and a 21.1-megapixel rear-facing Sony camera with 10 LED ring flash.
That’s quite a list of specifications, isn’t it? And the Pro 6 has more under the hood, like 4GB of RAM, an mTouch fingerprint scanner, USB-C connectivity, a 2,560mAh battery with quick-charge technology, and up to 64GB of internal storage.
The Pro 6 is also Meizu’s first smartphone with 3D Press, which works just like 3D Touch, allowing you to press (rather than tap) the display to access different shortcuts and functions throughout the OS.
But it’s the hood itself that really gets our attention, because this is the closest you’ll get to an Android-powered iPhone 6s. It has the same 2.5D glass, an aluminum unibody with rounded edges and integrated antennas, and carefully drilled holes for its speaker.
Meizu has actually made the Pro 6 prettier than the iPhone by making it more symmetrical. Its camera and flash sit in the center of its back, while the front-facing camera and ambient light sensor sit neatly either side the earpiece.
The Pro 6 is also available in iPhone-like colors, including moonlight silver and champagne gold with white glass, and “black star” with black glass. It will be available on April 23 priced at around $385 with 32GB of storage, and around $430 for 64GB of storage.
Meizu hasn’t announced any launch plans for the U.S. yet — the Pro 6 is destined for Asia and Europe for now — but you should be able to pick one up on Amazon or eBay soon after launch if you’re interested.