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Meizu Pro 7 Flagship Rumored to Feature Huawei’s Kirin 960 Chip

by Jed John 6

Just recently, renders of a bezel-less phone said to be in the making by Meizu were leaked. We then got wind of the rumor that the bezel-less phone might be the Meizu Pro 7 which had been making the rounds in the news for a while now.

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The latest rumor on this is that the expected Meizu Pro 7 might use an Hisilicon Kirin 960 chip, Huawei’s latest. The Kirin 960 has only been used on the Huawei Mate 9, Mate 9 Porsche Design and Mate 9 Pro, all part of the Mate 9 series.


Now the Meizu Pro 7 is expected as Meizu’s next generation flagship and it wouldn’t be a bad idea if the device is powered by the Kirin 960. Meizu doesn’t use Qualcomm chips nor Samsung’s on its devices but rather had consistently stuck with MediaTek chipset. A shift to Kirin would infuse a breath of freshness into the flagship device.

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Huawei did reveal that it is ready to sell the Kirin 960 chips to other phone manufacturers. However, it is unlikely that such a scenario would be possible presently. According to the vice-President of Huawei phones, Huawei is very busy at present selling its latest products that there might not be time to do other work aside selling.

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  • A Mi Mix with Kirin.

  • Wolvie

    Why oh why Kirin soc ??

    Why not qualcomm ?

    • Fox Hunter

      Cause qualcomm is overpriced junk.

  • Saku

    Good thinking by Meizu!

  • njren

    Would definitely be an eye-opener. Never thought Huawei would want to see their very latest SOC in a direct rival’s phone, never mind they’ve only just released the Mate 9 series. It would solve Meizu’s quandary, though: a “premium” chip (MTK lacking that perception) with full network support in China (Exynos doesn’t have) and not Qualcomm (that lawsuit thing).

    • Nolan

      Kirin = Premium? Are you joking?