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Meizu Pro 7 Coming This Month To Take On The Xiaomi Mi 6, Hints Meizu VP

by Jed John 22

Meizu has always positioned itself as a rival to Xiaomi in the Chinese market. There is no denying that both brands are innovative in terms of design and others, so it is usually not surprising when they release smartphones which look to take on each other most times. There are indications the Xiaomi Mi 6 might likely have a rival flagship from Meizu.

Meizu VP Li Nan seems to have hinted about the impending launch of the elusive Meizu Pro 7. The VP who was responding to an inquiry on Weibo hinted that the company would launch a smartphone this month and it isn’t the Meizu M5X but it comes with a new look and some very interesting design. Although he didn’t mention the name of the expected device, it is suspected to be the Pro 7. Firstly, Meizu launched the high-end Pro 6 in April last year and with the upcoming launch of the Mi 6, only the Pro-series smartphones can take on the Xiaomi flagship. Coincidentally, the Meizu Pro 6S which is the latest in the lineup has got a 200 Yuan price cut. This could be a way to offload the remaining stock before the launch of a new flagship.

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An earlier leak had tipped the Meizu Pro 7 to come with a 5.7-inch 4K display (resolution of 3840 x 2160 pixels) with support for AOD display screen technology. The flagship is also said to feature an Helio X30 chipset and would also come packing a rear camera with 12MP Sony IMX362 CMOS sensor among several other features. We are not entirely sure, though, that we’ll finally get to see the long-awaited Pro 7 this month. It could turn out to be another model.


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  • Fox Hunter

    The problem with meizu is their phones are too expensive, they cannot compete against Xiaomi unless they lower the price of their phones.

    • Torben

      Xiaomi earns its money like amazon do. The y don’t need to make a win with selling own produced phones like Meizu. So be fair: Not everybody can work just for fun! 😉

    • Meizu phones are better built than Xiaomi phones, that’s why they cost more.
      See a few teardowns in youtube. Even flagships like Mi5s and Mi5S Plus are built like 150$ phones, they only pack great specs.

    • balcobomber25

      Meizu phones are priced comparatively to Xiaomi. The MX series usually launches for the same price as the Mi series.

  • Rob

    I highly doubt a 4k screen, the Helio x30 won’t have the grunt to push all those pixels. All we can do is wait and see.

    • Oscar

      Lol really?!
      Qualcomm fanboys “sigh”

    • 4Cluster PowerVR 7XT says you’re wrong 😀
      However, I believe that 4K will only be enabled with 4K content like with Sony phones.
      I really don’t see the need for 4K web browsing on a 6-inch phone, but for VR it’s a must.

    • androwin

      You know it’s clocked higher than latest SD835 and exynos right?

      This processor is FASTER than SD820 which can drive 4K displays on Sony smartphones.

      • Rob

        You do realise clock speed isn’t everything right? Usually higher clock speeds are used when a core has an inferior IPC. Also driving a 4k display and driving it smoothly with high frame rates when there lots going on isn’t the same thing. I can get the SD820 to slow down in 1080p gaming and that is a beast of a chip!

    • balcobomber25

      If the X30 is as powerful as the specs suggest it could push a 4k screen and could be one of the surprise chips this year.

      • Rob

        You mean surprise as in no one will use it? Lol I’m really hoping one of the big boys uses this chip and does it justice, i fear it’s only going to be used by companies of Elephone’s stature with poor optimisations painting it in a bad light.

        • balcobomber25

          I think it will be used very similar to the X25 was. Xiaomi will use it in one of their Redmi phones, Meizu will use it in about a dozen phones and brands like Vernee, Lenovo, Gionee and TCL will all use it. I don’t see Oppo/Vivo or Huawei touching it though.

  • Wrong information here. Li Nan talks about a new Blue Charm device which is the M-Series. So it won’t be a Pro or MX series device. Probably will be the M6.

    • Чубака Иванович

      Or next gen blue charm X

  • Meizu will only compete with Xiaomi in China until they start offering more phones with global ROMs as Xiaomi is increasingly doing.

    • balcobomber25

      So far Meizu has shown it only really cares about the Chinese market. They haven’t really followed the trend of Chinese companies to expand.

  • Wolvie

    So same price with Mi6 but with only equipped with weak mediatek x30 soc inside , you are joking rite ?

    • Helio X30 is not to be underestimated, it’s made using the same 10nm process that SD835 is using. Should definitely be faster than SD821 and probably close to SD835.
      Mediatek’s got a real winner there, Helio P20 is great, now it’s up to them to deliver with X30 and a better entry level chip to cement.

    • balcobomber25

      So you have personally used an X30 and can tell us it’s weak?

  • Seb

    Why is it “innovative” to copy the Samsung design?
    I mean: both companies are innovate, indeed. But not in design (except of Mi Mix)

    • balcobomber25

      Design is one of the least innovative things in smartphones these days. Even Samsung’s new S8 is heavily inspired by other phones, including the Mix.

  • balcobomber25

    I have a feeling we will see the MX7 this month and the Pro 7 later this summer.