Meizu debunks iPhone 7 leak, Pro 6 to exclusively run Helio X25 SoC

Meizu Pro 6

The Meizu Pro 6 has been in the news a lot lately for its alleged 6GB of RAM/128GB of ROM setup. The latest round of information about the handset comes straight from official sources and reveals its processor and design.

First-off, the image of the Meizu Pro 6 above was posted by the brand’s VP of sales and marketing Li Nan to social website Sina Weibo. He decided to release the photo in order to debunk rumors that a spy shot making rounds on the internet earlier was of an iPhone 7. He claims the snap is actually of the Pro 6 and also uploaded renders of its display, curved edges and beveled bezel to prove his point.

The mistake is understandable given the close resemblance the Meizu phone bears to Apple’s iPhone lineup. It even sports the rumored new antenna band design at the top and bottom of the smartphone. Nan states that the company had been working on the design for quite some time now and was planning to show it off at a conference.

MediaTek Helio X25

Moving on to the next bit of news, the brand has officially confirmed that the Pro 6 will be the first to run on the brand new Helio X25 processor. It will hold the rights to the SoC for several months, having apparently co-developed the CPU in partnership with MediaTek. The announcement was made during an event which saw the unveiling of the X20 and X25.

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The Helio X20 is a 10-core processor made up of 3 clusters for handling different levels of tasks. One contains 2 heavy-duty ARM Cortex-A72 cores at 2.3GHz, the other consists of 4 ARM Cortex-A53 cores at 2GHz, and the last features 4 ARM Cortex-A53 cores at 1.4Ghz for light workloads. The SoC comes with a Mali T880 MP4 GPU and supports 25MP cameras, 2K and 4K videos, and fast charging.

The Helio X25 is an enhanced version of the X20. It flaunts a better Turbo cluster which clocks in at 2.5GHz and a faster 850MHz GPU. However, it still manages to consume the same amount of power as the latter. We’ll keep you updated as and when more details about the Meizu Pro 6 surface.