Meizu Pro 7 and Meizu Pro 7 Plus, the much rumored Meizu flagship smartphones of 2017 have finally been unveiled in China. Setting the devices apart from the flagship crowd is the dual display – one large display on the front and a small display at the back, below the cameras. While a dual display is not new, smartphones like the YotaPhone as well as LG V series have seen such additions. However, this is the first time a global smartphone maker has added dual AMOLED displays to the device.
It is not only the display that makes the Meizu Pro 7 and Pro 7 Plus special. Both the smartphones do pack quite a few surprises despite the extensive leaks. In terms of design, both the devices seem to mirror each other. However, the Pro 7 Plus sports a larger display and better hardware. The front of both the phones houses the fingerprint scanner under the main display, the back has brushed metal finish, and both smartphones come with dual-rear camera setup right below which is the secondary display. The volume rockers and the power button is on the right-hand edge of the smartphones.
Meizu Pro 7, Meizu Pro 7 Plus specifications
Meizu Pro 7 comes with main a 5.2-inch full HD (1080p) Super AMOLED display whereas the Meizu Pro 7 Plus comes with a larger 5.7-inch Quad HD Super AMOLED display. The Meizu Pro 7 Plus display is also considerably brighter. Coming to the secondary display, both the smartphones come with a 2-inch Super AMOLED display. The display is a full-color display and opens up a range of possibilities for the user like accessing notifications, clicking selfies with the rear camera, and more. Some of the functions the rear display will be used for highlighted by Meizu are weather, clock, notifications, simple gaming as well as photography. ALSO READ: Meizu M3 Note, M5 Note, Pro 6 Plus among 6 smartphones to get Android Nougat update
Coming to the internals, the Meizu Pro 7 Plus debuts MediaTek’s latest Helio X30 deca-core SoC. The chipset is built on 10nm fabrication process having three clusters. Out of the 10 cores, two are high power Cortex-A73 cores with clock frequency of 2.6GHz, four are Cortex-A53 cores with clock speed of up to 2.2GHz, and the remaining four are Cortex-A35 cores with clock speed of up to 1.9GHz. Compared to Helio X20, the Helio X30 offers 35 percent improved performance, while offering 50 percent power efficiency, MediaTek says.
The chipset takes on Snapdragon 835, the latest Snapdragon processor to power most flagship smartphones. The smartphone comes with 6GB RAM and two internal storage options at 64GB and 128GB. The smaller Meizu Pro 7 will run a Helio P25 SoC. The RAM here is also downsized to 4GB and 64GB internal storage. However, the smartphone also comes in a second variant with 4GB RAM and 128GB internal storage. ALSO READ: Meizu’s Super mCharge technology promises to fully charge a 3,000mAh battery in just 20 minutes
Both the smartphones come with 12-megapixel Sony IMX386 dual sensors – one RGB and one Monochrome. The front camera is a 16-megapixel selfie shooter. However, users can click selfies with both the cameras and the dual rear camera can be used to achieve the Bokeh effect in selfies or click monochrome selfies. The Meizu Pro 7 comes with a 3,000mAh battery whereas the Meizu Pro 7 Plus comes with a 3,500mAh juicer. The larger of the two comes with mCharge, which helps achieve nearly 67 percent charge in 30 minutes. ALSO READ: From dual-rear cameras to MIUI 9, here are the top 5 features of Xiaomi Mi 5X
Both the smartphones are set to go up for sale in China starting August 5 and the smaller Pro 7 will be priced at RMB 2,880 (approximately Rs 27,500) for the base variant whereas the 128GB/4GB storage option comes for RMB 3,380 (approximately Rs 32,300). Meizu Pro 7 Plus, on the other hand, is priced at RMB 3,580 (approximately Rs 34,200) for the base variant and RMB 4,080 (approximately Rs 39,000) for the more advanced version.
Both the variants also come in different color options with the Pro 7 in black, gold and red options while the Pro 7 Plus in space black, matte black, amber gold and crystal silver. It is unclear if Meizu will announce the smartphones for an international launch.