The M6s is set to be unveiled on January 17th, but the company has been teasing us with information from the phone in the last few days. Over the weekend, Meizu offered two interesting details about its first smartphone with an 18:9 display. The Meizu M6s will be the first M-series phone from the company to feature a processor with Cortex-A73 cores, and it will also feature software navigation keys to go along with the “all-screen” design.
Faster processor, software keys
The Cortex-A73 cores mean the M6s will be powered by a new chipset. Word out there is that the chip will be the Exynos 7882 from Samsung, although it could also be the Exynos 7885 that powers the Galaxy A8 (2018) and Galaxy A8+ (2018) and features two Cortex-A73 cores and six Cortex-A53 cores. The A73 cores bring power and efficiency improvements over the A72, and it should translate to both increased performance and reduced battery drain on the M6s.
As for the software navigation keys, those shouldn’t surprise anyone, as having a tall display makes it hard to use physical keys. The mTouch home button, according to rumors, will be pressure sensitive, meaning it will feel like a physical home button, something Ard Boudeling’s cryptic tweet also hints at. That’s another feature that takes inspiration from Samsung; the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy Note 8 have pressure sensitive home buttons that can be set to respond to varying levels of pressure as required by the user.
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If you think you know software buttons, think again.
— Ard Boudeling (@ArdCB) January 14, 2018
Fun fact: The M6s will be our first M-series device in which we use the high-end Cortex-A73 microarchitecture.
— Ard Boudeling (@ArdCB) January 13, 2018