Meizu has finally announced its flagship Pro 7 and Pro 7 Plus smartphones after teasing them for the past few weeks. The Meizu Pro 7 and Pro 7 Plus are unique devices sporting Super AMOLED displays on the front and the back. Meizu says the rear AMOLED display can be used to see notifications, control music player and even turn the rear camera into a selfie camera.
Both Meizu Pro 7 and Pro 7 Plus sport a dual 12MP rear camera setup with Sony's IMX386 image sensors and f/2.0 aperture. The dual rear camera system works similar to Huawei's flagship P series with one colour sensor and another RGB sensor. Meizu claims the use of a dedicated monochrome sensor helps capture better low-light pictures. There is also a 16MP front camera for selfies, but Meizu wants Pro 7 buyers to use the rear camera instead.
The Meizu Pro 7 and Pro 7 Plus differ primarily in terms of display size, resolution, memory and processor. The Pro 7 features a 5.2-inch full HD display, while the Pro 7 Plus gets a larger 5.7-inch display with a Quad HD resolution of 2560 x 1440 pixels. The Pro 7 comes with 4GB RAM, 64GB storage and uses an older MediaTek Helio P25 chipset. The Pro 7 Plus, on the other hand, is the first device to use MediaTek's latest Helio X30 chipset based on 10nm FinFET technology. The decacore processor is aided by 6GB RAM and 128GB storage.
The Pro 7 is backed by a 3000mAh battery while the Pro 7 Plus houses a larger 3500mAh battery. With the launch of Pro 7 series, Meizu is also introducing mCharge 4.0, which it claims can charge the device to 67 percent in just half an hour. Both the handsets run company's Flyme UI based on Android 7.0 Nougat.
Interestingly, Meizu has not ditched the 3.5mm headphone jack in order to copy Apple's decision. The Pro 7 and Pro 7 Plus features a 3.5 audio jack with a dedicated audio processing chip for clear audio quality. The Pro 7 is priced at 2,880 Yuan (approximately Rs 27,500) while the Pro 7 Plus will retail for 3580 Yuan (Rs 36,000) and will be available starting August 5 in its home market.