Meizu, a Chinese brand, has unveiled two of their well-rumored devices Meizu Pro 7 and Meizu Pro 7 Plus. Both the devices remained in headlines because of a unique concept of dual screen feature.
As you can see from the image, the main highlight of the Meizu Pro 7 and Pro 7 Plus is the secondary display on the back. Overall the phone itself looks generic from the front, it does have tiny bezels on the sides which is a plus.
Meizu Pro 7 has a 5.2 inch Super AMOLED display with 1080p (1920 x 1080) resolution (424 PPI) whereas the elder twin Meizu Pro 7 Plus has a larger 5.7 inch Super AMOLED screen with QHD (2560 x 1440) resolution (515 PPI).
The most innovative feature is the presence of 0.9 inch secondary screen (also AMOLED) with a 240 x 536 resolution (307 ppi) on both versions of Pro 7 series. It turns on automatically when you flip the phone over. It works as a weather clock, a notification area, music player and as a selfie screen using the main camera, as we mentioned in an earlier post.
On the processor front, it seems that both the phones are built to target different audience. The Meizu Pro 7 comes with an octa core MediaTek Helio P25 processor with 4 GB RAM and 64 GB internal storage whereas the Pro 7 Plus features a high end deca-core MediaTek Helio X30 processor with 6 GB RAM and 128 GB internal storage.
However, we don’t see any memory card slot in both Pro 7 and Pro 7 Plus running on Android 7.0 Nougat with Meizu’s Flyme 6 skin on top.
The camera setup on the phones is the same with dual 12 MP Sony IMX 386 sensors. One of the cameras shoots in full color and the other in monochrome, similar to Huawei’s setup. The two combine to offer solid low light performance. The phones also include phase detection autofocus and a dual-LED (dual tone) flash.
Up front is a larger 16 MP sensor for snapping selfies, however you won’t be using it much for selifes because of the second screen on the back of the phone.
As the name implies the Pro 7 has a smaller battery than the Pro 7 Plus. The former comes with a 3,000 mAh unit and mCharge 3.0 fast charging support. The latter includes a 3,500 mAh battery and the faster mCharge 4.0.
Price and Release Date
Meizu is all set to bring Meizu Pro 7 and Meizu Pro 7 Plus on shelves in the Chinese market starting from August 5, 2017. We don’t have any confirmation of international exposure of the devices as yet.
As far as price tag is concerned, the Meizu Pro 7 and Meizu Pro 7 Plus will be sold for $430 (~PKR 45,300) and $530 (~PKR 55,800) in China.
|Meizu Pro 7||Meizu Pro 7 Plus|
|OS||Android 7.0 Nougat with Flyme 6||Android 7.0 Nougat with Flyme 6|
|Supported Networks||2G, 3G, 4G LTE||2G, 3G, 4G LTE|
|Dual SIM Support||Yes||Yes|
|Chipset||MediaTek Helio P25/X30||MediaTek Helio P25/X30|
|GPU||Mali-T880 MP2||PowerVR 7XTP-MT4|
|Display||5.2″ Super AMOLED with 1080p (1920 x 1080) resolution (424 PPI)||5.5″ Super AMOLED with QHD (2560 x 1440) resolution (515 PPI)|
|RAM||4 GB||6 GB|
|Internal Storage||64 GB||128 GB|
|Connectivity||Wi-Fi 802.11 ac, Bluetooth 4.1, NFC, GPS, LTE||Wi-Fi 802.11 ac, Bluetooth 4.1, NFC, GPS, LTE|
|Primary Camera||Dual 12 MP, f/2.0, phase detection autofocus, dual-LED (dual tone) flash||Dual 12 MP, f/2.0, phase detection autofocus, dual-LED (dual tone) flash|
|Secondary Camera||16 MP||16 MP|
|Battery||3,000 mAh mCharge 3.0||3,500 mAh mCharge 4.0|
|Price||$430 (~PKR 45,300)||$530 (~PKR 55,800)|