After all the hype that we have been seeing for the past few weeks, Meizu has officially announced the Meizu Pro 5 flagship. This is the first phone in the company’s new Pro series, which is targeted at the high-end market. Like promised, the Pro 5 flagship comes with top-notch specs that will put most other smartphones to shame.
The Meizu Pro 5 comes with the powerful Exynos 7420 chipset under the hood. This is a great move from the company since at present, Exynos 7420 is one of the best SoCs in the market. The same chip powers the company’s Galaxy Series which have received positive reviews for their performance. Plus its built using the advanced 14nm FinFet process making it all the more efficient. Further, the phone comes with Mali-T760 MP8 GPU and 16nm UFS Flash memory. There will be 3GB / 4GB DDR4 RAM options and storage starts at 32GB with higher version getting 64GB.
Like the founder Bai Yongxiang revealed a few days back, the Pro 5 flagship will come with a 5.7-inch FHD 1080p Diamond Super AMOLED display with 2.5D Glass. So, we won’t be seeing any 2K smartphones from the company anytime soon.
At the back, there’s a powerful 21MP Sony IMX230 Sensor. The camera module features a new ISP, which supports shooting at 24 fps as well. The company claims that the camera launches in just 0.7 seconds. Laser AF focuses in just 0.2 seconds. Interestingly, the company is yet to announce the specs of the front camera.
With such powerful specs, you need a large battery. While the 3050mAh battery isn’t the largest we have seen in a flagship, its still good enough to last you an entire day. Meizu claims that with 5 hours of heavy usage the phone still has about 43% charge. This is because it comes with a new efficient sensor hub that reduces power consumption by up to 30%. What’s even better is that the phone comes with mCharge 2.0, which charges up to 60% in just 30 minutes. That’s pretty impressive. Plus, you get the new USB Type-C port as well.
Meizu started off as an MP3 player manufacturer. And now the company is using its previous experience in the field to attract audiophiles. The new Meizu Pro 5 smartphone will come with Hi-Fi 2.0. It comes with ES9018 DAC chip and OPA1612 operational amp to make sure that music output is of high quality.
As for the software, like we expected, the Pro 5 comes with Flyme 4.5 out of the box. However, the phone will soon (by Nov 15) be upgraded to Flyme 5.0 based on Android 5.1. The new Flyme OS brings a lot of upgrades like personalized lock screen, new icons, real time, color change with content, split screen multi-tasking, new security center, custom fonts (200+) and over 300+ such features and optimizations. Connectivity options are standard with Cat. 6 LTE support (300MBPS +) and VoLTE support as well.
Also, like the MX5, you get the mBack button integrated with mTouch fingerprint ID.
As for the pricing, the Meizu Pro 5 flagship starts at 2799 Yuan ($438) for the 3GB RAM + 32GB version and 3099 Yuan ($485) for 4GB + 64GB version. The phone goes on sale on October 12.
Meanwhile, if you are interested, you can pre-order the phone at giztop.