We have been hearing about Meizu’s new compact device this year, most likely called as the Meizu Pro 5 Mini. Like the name suggests, the device will be a smaller version of the Pro 5 flagship that was announced last year. However, despite the “Mini” tag, specs wise, the phone is expected to compete with upper mid-range devices.
Earlier today, a new engineering Meizu Pro 5 prototype was leaked revealing a design similar to last year’s Pro 5. As you can see in the image above, the phone in hand is the Pro 5 flagship, while the one besides it is the Pro 5 Mini. You can even see the engineering model number of the device, which hints that this is possibly a prototype.
Today’s leak basically confirms that the Meizu Pro 5 Mini will come with almost the same design as its predecessor. However, there are a few subtle changes like the overall size is smaller, the rear camera flash is horizontal instead of vertical and there probably isn’t any laser autofocus on board the upcoming device. Rest of the design, like the shape and the body materials, seem to be identical, at least from this image.
As for the specs, the Meizu Pro 5 Mini is expected to feature the new Helio X20 deca-core processor with 3GB RAM. Like mentioned above, this will be a compact flagship, rumored to feature a 4.7-inch Super AMOLED display with FHD 1920 x 1080p resolution. At the back, it is said that the phone will come with Sony IMX230 sensor, same as the Pro 5. Other features include a decent 3000mAh battery with fast charge and fingerprint recognition (most likely up front like the Pro 5).
As for the pricing, the Meizu Pro 5 Mini is expected to retail at just 2499 Yuan or $383 when launched. The release date is still unsure but according to earlier rumors, one can expect to meet the phone sometime in the April.