Meizu has finally put all the leaks and rumors of its latest flagship phone to rest. The Pro 7 and Pro 7 Plus are officially official, though details are still rolling in. From all appearances, most of the information we've heard in the last few months was pretty accurate. Both phones come with dual cameras, a secondary display on the back, and Flyme OS 6 (Meizu's fork of Android).
Here's what we know:
|Display||Pro 7 - 5.2" FHD SuperAMOLED; 2" SuperAMOLED secondary
Pro 7 Plus - 5.7" QHD SuperAMOLED; 2" SuperAMOLED secondary
|Software||Android 7.0; Flyme OS 6|
|CPU||Pro 7 - MediaTek Helio X25
Pro 7 Plus - MediaTek Helio X30
|RAM||Pro 7 - 4GB LPDDR4X
Pro 7 Plus - 6GB LPDDRX
|Storage||Pro 7 - 64GB eMMC 5.1
Pro 7 Plus - 64GB/128GB UFS 2.1
|Cameras||12 MP Sony IMX386 RGB, 12 MP Sony IMX386 monochrome rear; 16MP front|
|Battery||Pro 7 - 3,000mAh; mCharge 3.0
Pro 7 Plus - 3,500mAh; mCharge 4.0
|Misc||USB Type-C, Cirrus Logic CS43130 Hi-Fi audio chip|
|Colors||Pro 7 - Black, gold, red
Pro 7 Plus - Black, matte black, gold, silver
Thus far, Meizu is pushing two things with the Pro 7/Plus: camera and secondary screen. While the first is no surprise — every company these days hypes up its cameras — it's the secondary screen that interests me most. Before, the speculation was that it was e-ink (which made sense), but Meizu opted for a SuperAMOLED panel. Not only can it give you pertinent information, but you can also use it for media controls, showing off live wallpapers, or as a viewfinder for the rear cameras. While gimmicky, that sounds pretty neat.
Both phones are extremely similar in most regards, though the discrepancy between RAM, SoC, storage type, and battery charging technology is a bit odd. However, I am glad to see Nougat on board with the Pro 7/Plus (seeing as the Pro 6 Plus is still on Marshmallow), even if it is 7.0 buried underneath Flyme OS. Also, I have yet to test the MediaTek Helio X30 SoC, so I am attempting to save my judgement until I actually get to try it out. I have, however, used the Helio X25.
For now, pricing is unknown, but I assume that will change soon. Meizu has told me directly that the Pro 7 and Pro 7 Plus will go on sale internationally in September.
JULY 26TH, 2017. Meizu, one of the most prolific smartphone manufacturers in the world, lifts the veil off of its highly anticipated new flagship devices, the PRO 7 and PRO 7 Plus.
The PRO 7 and PRO 7 Plus make a giant leap in innovation as they depart from Meizu’s past devices’ traditional designs by offering dual screens and dual cameras.
Meizu PRO 7 and PRO 7 Plus
A stunning and creative rear display
Both the PRO 7 and PRO 7 Plus feature a stunning AMOLED rear display that allows you to manage your notifications, display the music you’re listening to, or take that perfect selfie with the rear cameras while checking your look on the rear display. The wide variety of customizable wallpapers for the rear display also lets you personalize your phone to suit your style.
Dual cameras for an advanced photography experience
The dual rear cameras of both devices come equipped with 12-megapixel Sony IMX386 sensors to help you capture all your beautiful moments with ease. With the monochrome and color lenses of the PRO 7 and PRO 7 Plus, you can snap stunning night images. The monochrome lens captures detail to produce quality pictures.
A beautiful display and a front 16-megapixel camera
The front of the PRO 7 and PRO 7 Plus feature a Super AMOLED display that provides a sharp and crisp display, in Full HD for the 5.2-inch PRO 7 display and Quad HD for the 5.7-inch screen on the PRO 7 Plus. The front camera of both phones has been upgraded to a 16-megapixel sensor. The four-in-one algorithm of the camera is activated automatically in dark environments, enabling quality pictures even in a low-light environment.
The PRO 7 comes equipped with the Helio P25 processor, whereas the PRO 7 Plus runs on the 10nm Helio X30 processor, which greatly increases the performance while reducing power consumption at the same time. The Meizu PRO 7 comes with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage, coupled with LPDDR4X and eMMC5.1 technology. Meanwhile, the PRO 7 Plus comes with 6GB of LPDDR4X RAM and offers two storage options: 64GB and 128GB, both using UFS2.1 technology.
Meizu's pursuit of perfection can be seen in the detailed brushed texture, the enhanced edge processing of the antenna, and the new sensor and receiver design of the phones. The PRO 7 comes in a mix of unique colours of black, gold and red. The 64GB version of the PRO 7 Plus is available in matte black, space black, amber gold and crystal silver while the 128GB version of the same device is available in matte black and space black.
Long battery life and quick charging
Both devices are equipped with mCharge quick charging technology. Coupled with quick charging and the 3000mAh battery of the PRO 7 and the 3500mAh battery of the PRO 7 Plus, the phones should give you the best combination of usage time and charging time.
PRO-level sound quality
To give you the ultimate audio experience, we have equipped the phones with the all-new Cirrus Logic CS43130 Hi-Fi chip. It has a unique Non-Oversampling emulation mode, to ensure that every detail in sound is pure, natural, and pleasing to the ear.
“The Meizu PRO 7 and PRO 7 Plus convey the very essence of Meizu – our passion to innovate and our commitment to creating premium devices,” Ard Boudeling, Head of Global Marketing at Meizu, announced today. “We’ve been trying out different implementations of rear displays for the past years, and are confident we have now created an implementation that truly offers a great user experience.”