After several months of speculation, Meizu has finally confirmed an announcement date for its rumored PRO 7 flagship smartphone. The PRO 7 will be announced at the Zhuhai Opera House on the 26th of July at 19:30 local time. Initially, we expect the smartphone to be available only in the Chinese market, just like most other Meizu handsets.
If rumors are to be believed, Meizu will be releasing two PRO 7 variants – the regular PRO 7 with a 5.2-inch display and a Plus variant with a bigger 5.7-inch sized display. At the back of the two handsets will be a secondary LCD display that will offer greater functionality than the secondary displays seen on the LG V-series phablets and the HTC U Ultra. Both variants will be powered by MediaTek’s latest Helio X30 flagship deca-core SoC. Unlike the previous flagship MediaTek SoCs, the MediaTek Helio X30 is expected to offer comparable performance to flagship SoCs from Qualcomm and Samsung. Manufactured on a 10nm process by TSMC, the Helio X30 should be quite efficient as well, aiding battery life.
One of the key highlights of the PRO 7 and PRO 7 Plus will be a dual-camera setup at the rear. Meizu is expected to use two 12MP resolution Sony sensors – IMX386 and IMX286. For selfies, the Meizu PRO 7 will come equipped with a 16MP resolution snapper on the front. On the connectivity front, the two variants will offer all the usual Wi-Fi 802.11ac dual-band, Bluetooth 4.2, NFC, USB Type-C port, and a 3.5mm headphone jack.
In China, the PRO 7 is expected to be priced at 2,799 yuan ($413), while the PRO 7 Plus will start at 3,299 yuan ($487). The higher end PRO 7 variant will be priced at a steep 3,799 yuan ($561). All details, including the price, will, of course, be confirmed on the 26th.
What are your thoughts on the Meizu Pro 7? Do you think the secondary display and dual rear cameras will be enough to attract consumers?