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All the cores: Meizu launches a phone with a 10-core processor

If you just can't get enough cores in your smartphone CPU, today is your lucky day. Meizu has announced the PRO 6, a flagship phone with a 10-core processor.

The processor itself is the MediaTek Helio X25. The 10 cores are four 1.4 GHz ARM Cortex-A53 cores, four 2 GHz ARM Cortex-A53 cores, and two 2.5 GHz ARM Cortex-A72 cores.

Those three clusters are optimized for different kinds of tasks, taking the concept of big.LITTLE to a new level. Meizu promises that "it can intelligently switch between three clusters to balance endurance and performance".

The PRO 6 will also feature 3D Press, Meizu's brand of Apple's 3D Touch. This feature allows the display to be pressure sensitive and from the description, it appears to act in the same way as 3D Touch does.

3D Press is a brand-new way to interact with your phone. Different from the traditional clicking and flicking gestures, the Meizu PRO 6 can register differences in pressing force on the screen in real time and then call the corresponding preview results and hotkey functions. This technology not only improves the operation efficiency, but also makes more interactions between human and machine possible. Furthermore, the 3D Press technology also brings you tactile vibration feedback in addition to visual changes.

CPU Helio X25, 1.4 GHz quad core ARM Cortex-A53, 2 GHz quad core ARM Cortex-A53, 2.5 GHz dual core ARM Cortex-A72
GPU ARM Mali-T880
Display 5.2", 1080p, AMOLED

147.7x80.8x7.25 mm, 160 g

Camera 21.16 MP, Front 5 MP
Aperture f/2.2, Front f/2
Other camera features PDAF, laser focus, six-element lens, two-tone flash
Storage 32/64 GB
RAM 4 GB LPDDR3 memory
Battery 2560 mAh

The device also promises a 5.5th generation Samsung AMOLED panel, capitalizing off of Samsung's renowned displays. It's 1080p, which is sure to turn off those that have fallen in love with higher end 1440p displays.

Of course, Samsung's 5.5th generation displays went into production back in 2010, so we're not talking Galaxy S7 quality here. It's more likely along the lines of Galaxy S3 quality.

Availability of the device is still unknown, but we do know that it will cost 2499RMB (roughly $390 USD) for the 32 GB model and 2799RMB (around $430 USD) for the 64 GB model.

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