- Meizu 17 and Meizu 17 Pro flagships ship with Snapdragon 865 SoC, dual-mode 5G connectivity, and stereo speakers
- Both the phones offer a 92.2 percent screen-to-body ratio, One Mind AI 4.0, and mEngine 3.0 game booster tech
- The Meizu 17 Pro ships with 3MP Samsung S5K33D 3D depth-sensing camera and 27W wireless charging
Meizu 17 and Meizu 17 Pro smartphones have been officially announced in China, as expected. These succeed the Meizu 16 line-up that was unveiled in late 2018 and bring significant upgrades to the table. The Meizu 17 and 17 Pro have a tiny 2.9mm diameter punch-hole cutout at the top-right corner and horizontally aligned quad-camera setup at the back. Both the phones feature CoF packaging technology that increases the screen-to-body ratio by reducing the lower bezel to 3.3mm. The Meizu 17 and Meizu 17 pro have stereo speakers and the sound output is claimed to have been increased by 30 percent compared to the predecessor. The mEngine 3.0 tech is said to improve the gaming performance of the devices.
Meizu 17 and Meizu 17 Pro price
The Meizu 17 8GB + 128GB model is priced at RMB 3,699 (around Rs 39,500) and the 8GB + 256GB sets you back by RMB 3,999 (approx Rs 42,750). The Meizu 17 Pro 8GB RAM + 128GB costs RMB 4,299 (around Rs 46,000) and RMB 4,699 (approx 50,200) for the 12GB + 256GB. Both the models will be available in China from May 11th. They will come in white, black, and light green colours. The Meizu 17 Pro Collectors Edition sets you back by RMB 9,999 (around Rs 1,06,900) and will go on sale from May 25th. There’s also a Meizu 17 Aircraft Carrier Limited Edition that ships with customised themes as well as accessories such as a charger, case, badge, and a SIM card ejector pin. This limited-edition model is priced at RMB 4,299 (approx 46,00) and goes on sale in China from May 27th.
Meizu 17 and Meizu 17 Pro specifications
The Meizu 17 and 17 Pro ship with a 6.6-inch full HD+ Samsung AMOLED display, 19.5:9 aspect ratio and 92.2 percent screen to body ratio, 100 percent DCI-P3 colour gamut, 90Hz refresh rate, 180Hz touch sampling rate, and 1100 nits brightness. Both the phones are powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 SoC coupled with 5G and Adreno 650 GPU. The standard Meizu 17 packs 8GB LPDDR4 RAM and up to 256GB UFS 3.1 storage, while the Meizu 17 Pro ships in two models: 8GB LPDDR5 RAM + 128GB and 12GB LPDDR5 + 256GB storage. Android 10 with new Flyme OS UI takes care of the software side of things. There’s One Mind AI 4.0 that is said to significantly improve the fluency of the UI.
As for the optics, the vanilla Meizu 17 has a quad-camera setup with a 64MP Sony IMX686 primary sensor, a 12MP depth camera, a 5MP macro lens, and an 8MP ultra-wide-angle sensor. As for the Pro model, it has the same 64MP IMX686 sensor, an 8MP telephoto lens with 8x zoom and focal length of 26mm-210mm, 32MP Sony IMX616 ultra-wide-angle lens with 129-degree field of view and is the first phone in the world to use 3MP Samsung S5K33D 3D depth-sensing camera. On the front, there is a 20MP camera for selfies and video chats. It ships with Super Night Mode 3.0 for better low-light shots.
There’s an in-display fingerprint sensor on both and is claimed to unlock in 0.15-seconds. Connectivity features include 5G with SA/NSA, 4G LTE, Wi-Fi 6, Bluetooth, GPS, NFC, and USB Type-C port. Both the models pack 4500mAh battery with 30W Super mCharge fast charging support. The Pro model comes with 27W wireless charging.
|Expected Price:||Rs. 45,990|
|Release Date:||31-Jul-2020 (Expected)|
|Variant:||8 GB RAM / 256 GB internal storage|
|Phone Status:||Upcoming Phone|