Following a long campaign that has teased audiences of its up and coming flagship smartphone, Meizu has finally revealed the new Meizu 17 series—and they come with some meaty hardware.
Coming in two variants—the regular and the Pro edition—the Meizu 17 series are primarily differentiated with the latter having a faster RAM, better supporting cameras, and enables wireless charging.
From the outset, the two models are hardly distinguishable due to their shared physical layout. But with the sole exception that the Pro model comes in as full black in color scheme while the regular showcases lighter tones.
Making for a first for Meizu, the line-up is the first for the manufacturer to get 5G-enabled functionality.
The Meizu 17 series are built around a 6.6-inch AMOLED display. Each screen has a refresh rate of 90Hz. In addition, each panel is also designed to have in-display fingerprint scanner, HDR 10+ compliant, and an aspect ratio of 19.5:9.
For an amazing audio output, the Meizu 17 series are also built to have dual speakers. Making for an exciting and mysterious feature as well is the touted mEngine 3.0 haptic engine which, to date, is not entirely known what is about.
At the back of each phone is the 64-megapixels quad camera by Sony (IMX686). Built for a better camera shot, the Pro model will also bring an “8MP telephoto module” that guarantees an 8x lossless zoom and a 32MP ultrawide sensor. Complementing the Sony camera is Samsung’s S5K3 3D TOF camera that is aimed specifically for capturing AR data and depth data.
That camera setup is somewhat contrasted with the regular version which comes with the second 2MP wide shooter to coincide an 8-megapixel ultrawide shooter and 5MP macro sensor.
At the core of both devices are the Snapdragon 865 chipset, with the Pro having 12GB LPDDR5 RAM and the regular having only 8GB LPDDR4X RAM. Both phones also come with either a 128GB or 256GB storage UFS 3.1.
The batteries have a capacity of 4,500mAh and supports 30W charging. The Pro, being capable of wireless charging while the regular does not, also handled 27W wireless charging. Lastly, both phones run on Meizu’s Flyme 8.1 over Android 10.
Meizu 17 Pro is priced at CNY 4,299 (~Php30,700) for the base 8GB + 128GB model Meanwhile, the premium 12GB + 256GB costs CNY 4,699 (~Php33,500).
On the other hand, the regular Meizu 17‘s price starts at only CNY 3,699 (~Php26,400) for 8GB + 128GB and CNY 3,999 (~Php28,500) for 8GB + 256GB configuration. It will go on sale in China starting May 11.