As expected, Chinese manufacturer Meizu yesterday launched its flagship phones, Meizu Pro 7 and Meizu Pro 7 Plus. The key highlight of the new smartphones are the 1.9-inch rear secondary displays.
Let's begin with the design aspect of these devices. These days most flagships come with a glass body or glass back for a premium appearance. However, Meizu has decided to settle for metal with a brush finish at the back. The Meizu Pro 7 is offered in three color options; Black, Gold and Bright Red. While the Plus variant comes in Black, Gold, Gray and Silver colors.
Coming to the specifications, the Meizu Pro 7 features a 5.2-inch Super AMOLED display and the Pro 7 Plus comes with a 5.7-inch Super AMOLED display. The secondary display is Super AMOLED as well.
The Pro 7 has two variants; one has 4GB of RAM and 64GB of eMMC 5.1 storage capacity and is powered by a MediaTek Helio P25 chipset, while the other features 4GB of RAM, 128GB of default storage space and a MediaTek Helio X30 processor.
The Meizu Pro 7 Plus has two different models as well. One with 6GB RAM, 64GB UFS 2.1 storage, and the other featuring 6GB RAM and 128GB of UFS 2.1 storage space. Both the versions are powered by the Helio X30 SoC.
There is another difference between the Meizu Pro 7 and Meizu pro 7 Plus; the smaller Pro 7 packs a 3000mAh battery with mCharge 3.0 while the Pro 7 Plus gets a 3500mAh battery with mCharge 4.0. It is claimed that mCharge 4.0 charges the device at 5V 5A (25W), taking it from 0 to 67% in just 30 minutes. Apparently, both the smartphones are suitable for long gaming sessions without getting worried about the overheating issue.
Speaking of the optics department, the Meizu Pro 7 and Pro 7 Plus are the first smartphones from the company to feature dual cameras. Meizu has incorporated the RGB+Monochrome combination in the rear dual camera setup. The sensors are 12MP Sony IMX386 with an aperture size of f/2.0. The rear cameras are said to take good pictures at night or in low light conditions.
Up front, there is also a 16MP selfie shooter. Notably, users can use the rear cameras for taking selfies as well, thanks to the display at the back.
Both Meizu Pro 7 and Pro 7 Plus come equipped with a dedicated audio chip for offering better sound quality. As for software, the smartphones run on Android 7.0 Nougat OS layered with Meizu's own Flyme 6 skin on top.
For pricing, the base variant of the Meizu Pro 7 will cost 2,880 Yuan ($426) while the 128GB/Helio X30 version will be sold at 3,380 Yuan ($500).
The Meizu Pro 7 will cost 3,580 Yuan ($530) for the base variant and the 6GB/128GB version will carry a price tag of 4,080 Yuan ($604). The sales will start from August 5 in China.