Meizu drew back the curtains to reveal the Pro 7 and Pro 7 Plus. These two use AMOLED tech on both the front and the back. It can be used to check notifications, control the music player and snap selfies with the main camera.
The main camera uses two 12MP Sony IMX386 sensors – one shooting in color and one in black & white. They sit behind bright f/2.0 apertures and combined promise solid low-light performance. Should you want to snap a selfie with the front camera, you’ll get a 16MP image.
Now for what separates the Plus and non-Plus models. The Meizu Pro 7 Plus is the first phone to use the Helio X30 – a 10nm chipset with a 10-core processor. The Meizu Pro 7 will come with Helio P25 as standard (a mid-range chipset), though there should be an X30 version as well.
Also, it comes with 4GB of RAM to Plus’ 6GB. Storage is 64GB for the regular model, 128GB for the Plus.
As you might have guessed, the Pro 7 Plus will have a bigger screen – 5.7” Super AMOLED with QHD resolution. The other one has a smaller 5.2” Super AMOLED with 1080p resolution. Both use a 2” AMOLED on the back.
Then there’s the battery. The Plus has 3,500mAh capacity with mCharge 4.0 (67% charge in half an hour). The non-Plus model has 3,000mAh in the tank and the older mCharge 3.0 to fill it.
What else? Both phones have a standard 3.5mm audio jack and an dedicated audio processing chip for improved audio quality. The company announced the Meizu Flow headphones, though it’s not clear if they will be included in the retail packages or not.
The Pro 7 duo will run Flyme based on Android 7.0. They will be available on August 5, starting at $430 for the Pro 7 and $530 for the Pro 7 Plus. As usual, buying a Meizu is tricky outside of the company’s zone of influence in Asia.