Meizu Pro 6 Plus debuts to fill the Note 7 void

Chinese manufacturer Meizu has just announced the Pro 6 Plus, a larger, more powerful version of the Pro 6 smartphone that debuted back in April. If you're still suffering from a Galaxy Note 7-shaped hole in your heart (or pocket), this could be what you're looking for. It's not just the fact that both are phablet-sized devices, it's that the Pro 6 Plus has more than a few features that are identical to the now-dead Note 7, including the display, processor, RAM, and storage options.

So, what are these specs? First there's a 5.7-inch 2560x1440 OLED screen, beneath that lies Samsung's octa-core Exynos 8890 chip, paired with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of storage (with an option for 128GB). All of this is exactly the same as the Note 7, and Meizu's Pro 6 Plus doesn't even burst into flames at inopportune times.

Other features include a 12-megapixel f/2.0 camera with optical image stabilization on the rear, with a 5-megapixel shooter on the front, a 3,400mAh battery, along with a USB-C port and standard headphone jack on the bottom. There's a fingerprint sensor on the back, and the metal chassis comes silver, gold, and gray colors.

The Pro 6 Plus will also ship running Flyme 6, the newest version of Meizu's Android customization. The OS is said to include over 400 new features, including improved photo capturing, lost phone location, and the One Mind AI, which can identify users' preferences and frequently used apps, adjusting system performance to direct resources for the smoothest experience.

The phone will be launching first in China, with availability in the rest of Asia and Europe to follow, however detailed pricing info wasn't revealed.