Today was a very busy day in the Chinese tech industry as Meizu unveiled the Pro 7 and Pro 7 Plus flagship models packing a MediaTek Helio X30 chip. Earlier in the day, Xiaomi announced its latest MIUI 9 and also a new smartphone dubbed Mi 5X as well as the Xiaomi AI speaker with Artificial Intelligence. The Meizu Pro 7 and Pro 7 Plus, however, carried the day due to the innovative design the models come with. The main feature on the Pro 7 models are the secondary display mounted at the rear, taking dual display technology to a new level. The secondary display measures 1.9 inches on both the Pro 7 and Pro 7 Plus and is a Super AMOLED display.
Meizu Pro 7 and Pro 7 Plus Design & Specifications
Meizu Pro 7 and Pro 7 Plus was designed in partnership with US-based German design firm Frog Design which gave birth to the design which they termed an Omni-Dimensional Design. Both models are equipped with metal unibody with a brushed finish on the back cover. They are both also available in Red, Gold, Black, Silver and Grey colours, five attractive colour options with some slight variation along the individual model line.
Another stand out feature on both the Meizu Pro 7 and Pro 7 Plus is the dual camera setup located just on top of the secondary display. The dual camera is a monochrome sensor + RGB sensor configuration. The main sensor is a 12MP Sony IMX386 sensor with f/2.0 aperture and the secondary camera is also having a 12 MP sensor. As a result of this combination, the rear camera is able to capture better night shots. Both Meizu Pro 7 Plus and Pro 7 equally pack a 16MP front-facing camera for cool selfies even though the secondary display allows users to use the rear camera for selfie snapshots.
As far as the specifications go, the Pro 7 sports a 5.2-inch Super AMOLED display while the Pro 7 Plus packs a bigger 5.7-inch display. This is the major difference between the two models. The Pro 7 is powered by a MediaTek Helio P25 processor on one variant with 4GB RAM + 64GB eMMC 5.1 flash storage and an Helio X30 chip on another variant with 4GB RAM + 128GB UFS 2.1 storage. On the other hand, the Pro 7 Plus is fired up by an Helio X30 processor back by 6GB RAM on all variants. There is a variant with 64GB UFS 2.1 storage and another with 128GB UFS 2.1 storage. Meizu touts that the Pro 7 is capable of handling extreme gaming situations without any hassle and no worries about overheating. Tests conducted on the Pro 7 showed the phone’s temperature stayed at 34.6°C when playing Asphalt 8 and 40.4°C while playing NBA 2017.
Going further, the Meizu Pro 7 packs a modest 3,000mAh battery with mCharge 3.0 fast charging technology while the Pro 7 Plus comes with a 3,500mAh battery with mCharge 4.0 (5V/5A, 25W) fast charging technology which can charge the phone from 0 to 67% in just 30 minutes. In addition, the Meizu flagship models come with a dedicated audio chip delivers crystal clear audio. Providing the interface is Flyme 6 OS based on Android 7.0.
Prices and Availability
The Meizu Pro 7 is available in Black, Red and Gold colour variants only and carries a hefty price tag of $426 for the base variant, while the Helio X30-powered version costs around $500. On the other hand, the Meizu Pro 7 Plus comes in Grey, Silver, Gold and Black and its own base variant will sell for $530 while the higher variant with 128GB storage goes for around $604). Sales will kick off an August 5 at 10:00 AM in China but there is no word yet on their international roll out.