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Meizu Pro 7 And Meizu Pro 7 Plus Now Official: Dual Cameras, Dual Displays & Fast Charge

by Habeeb Onawole 23

Today has been an exciting one so far. Xiaomi unveiled its new phone, the Mi 5X; the latest version of its custom OS, MIUI 9; and its smart speaker, the Mi AI Speaker. A few hours later, it is Meizu’s turn and they have launched their latest flagship phones, the Meizu Pro 7 and Pro 7 Plus.

The biggest feature of the new phones are the secondary displays. Measuring 1.9-inches on both phones and positioned on the rear, it’s a whole new take on dual display technology.

 Meizu Pro 7 Official Red

Meizu Pro 7 and Pro 7 Plus Design

Meizu has partnered with American design company, Frog Design, and they are calling the result of their partnership an Omni-Dimensional Design. Unlike other manufacturers that have adopted glass as their material of choice, Meizu has settled for metal with a brush finish at the back.

Meizu has never been one to shy away from bright colors and the Pro 7 is an example. It comes in bright red alongside the usual black and gold.

 Meizu Pro 7 Official camera

Meizu Pro 7 and Pro 7 Plus Cameras

This is Meizu’s first dual camera phone and just like Motorola did with the Moto Z2 Force announced yesterday, the Pro 7 (and 7 Plus) have adopted the monochrome + RGB configuration. The sensors are 12MP Sony IMX386 with an f/2.0 aperture size. The result of this configuration is better night shots.

Up front sits a 16MP sensor for selfies though you can also use the rear cameras for selfies since there is a display at the back. Just swipe down and you enter the camera mode.

 

Meizu Pro 7 and Pro7 Plus Specs

The Pro 7 has a 5.2-inch Super AMOLED display while the Pro 7 Plus is 5.7-inches. The secondary display is Super AMOLED too. Powering the Pro 7 and Pro 7 Plus is Mediatek’s Helio X2 and Helio X30 processors.

There are two models of the Pro 7: one has 4GB of RAM and 64GB eMMC 5.1 storage and is powered by the Helio P25, while the other has 4GB RAM, 128GB of storage and a Helio X30 SoC.

The Pro 7 Plus gets 6GB of RAM with either 64GB or 128GB of UFS 2.1 storage and both versions are powered by the Helio X30.

Meizu says the Pro 7 is good for gaming and you do not have to worry about overheating. Tests show that the temperature stays at 34.6°C when playing Asphalt 8 and 40.4°C while playing NBA 2K17.

Meizu Pro 7 Plus mCharge 4.0

The differences don’t end there. The smaller Pro 7 has a 3000mAh battery with mCharge 3.0 and the Pro7 Plus gets a 3500mAh battery with mCharge 4.0. mCharge 4.0 charges your phone at 5V 5A (25W), taking it from 0 to 67% in just 30 minutes. It seems we might have a new fast charging champion.

There is a dedicated audio chip in each phone to make sure that your audio is crystal clear. Both phones run Flyme 6 based on Android 7.0 out of the box.

READ MORE: Meizu Likely To Abandon Samsung in Favor Of Mediatek & Qualcomm Chips: Analyst

Meizu Pro 7 and Pro 7 Plus Pricing and Availability

The Pro 7 will be available in black, red, and gold and will cost ¥2880 (∼$426) for the base variant and ¥3380 (∼$500) for the 128GB/Helio  X30 version.

The Pro 7 Plus ditches the red for grey and silver in addition to gold and black. The base variant will sell for ¥3580 (∼$530) and the  128GB model will cost ¥4080 (∼$604). Sales kicks off an August 5 at 10:oo AM.

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  • dfssd

    i wait for redmi 5. the xiaomi presentation is over? I don’t need a 400+ phone, tahnks

    • balcobomber25

      Xiaomi only announced the Mi 5x today, it’s essentially a Redmi 4 Pro with dual cameras and a smaller battery.

      • mopsert

        … and typical VIVO/Oppo design! 😉

        • balcobomber25

          Well they stated they are trying to compete with OPPO with this phone. It’s mostly meant for retail channels within China. So I guess they decided if they can’t beat them, clone them lol.

          • Francis

            Hi Balco, what do you think about the Mi 5x? If the phone was available now, would you recommend it to someone?

          • balcobomber25

            It depends on the performance of that camera. Other than the camera it’s a smaller Note 4x.

      • Muhammad Yasir

        it’s horrible for the specs

        a 660 should have been there … or a 630 if they were strapped for cash !

        • balcobomber25

          You won’t find a SD660 in too many sub $200 phones.

          • Muhammad Yasir

            i know, that’s just qualcomm being a royal pr*ck

          • balcobomber25

            Not really. The 660 isn’t meant to be a sub $200 processor. It’s meant for upper mid-range phones.

            Qualcomm doesn’t select which processor goes in what phone (accept for exclusive deals), that’s the manufacturer.

  • Reggie

    Not bad with 6gb ram

  • mopsert

    426$ for a P25 Phone? No thank you! I paid that for my Pro 6 Plus!

  • Stiven

    Once I have bought overpriced Meizu phone. . .once!

  • balcobomber25

    The budget model is overpriced without a doubt, the Plus could be an interesting contender for the budget flagship crown. It all comes down to a review though.

    • mopsert

      I really would like to go for the Pro 7 Plus. Even the smaller version, but I guess, it will take some time until it is available for under 400€/465$ from a reseller. It probably will cost 500€/580$ from a reseller once it is available. I’d rather wait until the Nubia Z17 is officially launched in Europe and go for one of those.

      • balcobomber25

        Keep in mind though, Meizu phones typically don’t have international LTE bands. They are usually just meant for the Chinese market.

        • mopsert

          I am aware of that. I don’t have LTE on my contract anyways. But thanks for the heads up.

        • RZ

          In europe it supports lte without any problems.

          • Sansa

            Does it have band20?

  • Muhammad Yasir

    too expensive !

  • Sansa

    Well, if the plus had sd660 and band 20, meizu would take my money, is this case, naaah.

    More, what’s the point of the secondary display?

    The budget version is totally overblown expensive. It should had the x30 and the plus version 660 or 835.

    • androwin

      X30 is faster and cooler in operation (10nm technology) than SD660.

      X30 is comparable to SD835.

  • Raul Lares

    Las especificaciones del Nomu S30 mini me parecen increíbles, con su modico precio y la certificación Ip68, que lo hace un total rugerizado apto para cualquier ambiente, simplemente échenles un vistazo xD.

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