Meizu Pro 5 is official with Note 5 engine in iPhone 6s body
After weeks of teasing and twisting, Chinese mobile vendor Meizu this morning officially unveiled the largely hyped and anticipated Pro 5 smartphone.
On a first look at the Meizu Pro 5, the metal-clad smartphone reminds you of the Apple iPhone 6s but hey, don’t even start judging yet, there’s more to see beyond the iPhone-esque design.
Display and Design
Meizu Pro 5 comes with an ample 5.7-inch Super AMOLED touchscreen with a resolution of 1080 x 1920 pixels and PPI score of 387. Coming to the design, you have to give it up for Meizu as the phone’s side bezels appear very little to nonexistent, all thanks to the screen’s 2.5D architecture. The handset itself measures 156.7 x 78 x 7.5 mm and tips the scale at 166 grams.
Meizu explained that the phone’s casing was manufactured with a magnesium alloy material. Available casing colors range from Gray, Silver White, Silver Black, Gold and Rose Gold flavors.
Software and Processor
The Pro 5 boots out of the box with Android 5.0 Lollipop OS with a Meizu-crafted Flyme 4.5 user interface afloat. An Android 6.0 Marshmallow update is on the cards for the smartphone via a Flyme 5.0 update, the company promised.
Under the hood, Meizu Pro 5 packs a Samsung-made Exynos 7420 64-bit octa-core processor — the same mighty processor that powers the big shots of Samsung Galaxy Note 5 and Galaxy S6. The chip was manufactured with a 14nm process and comes alongside a Mali T760 GPU.
For storage, Meizu used two configurations to partition the handset into two variants: one variant with 3GB of LPDDR4 RAM and 32GB of built-in storage while the second model comes with 4GB LPDDR4 RAM and 64GB storage. As you guessed, the latter is likely to be priced higher than the 3GB RAM model. Both variants are powered by a non-removable battery with 3,050mAh of juice.
The Pro 5 is armed with a rear-facing 21-megapixel Sony IMX230 camera sensor with f/2.2 aperture. At the front lies a 5-megapixel OmniVision OV5670 sensor with a similar f/2.2 aperture for taking selfies. The rear camera features laser autofocus and a dual tone LED flash.
Naturally, the Pro 5 supports Cat. 6 LTE connectivity due to its processor. Support for Chinese-compatible TD-LTE, FDD-LTE and TD-SCDMA bands is also in tow. The device also features a USB type-C connector (like the Xiaomi Mi 4c) with support for USB 3.0 and USB 2.0 connections.
Pricing and Availability
Pricing plans for the Meizu Pro 5 hasn’t been made known yet. The launch event is still ongoing and we’ll keep you updated once there’s any change.
Meizu Pro 5 will hit the shelves on 12th October. In China, the 3GB RAM/32GB storage model will be priced CNY2800 ($439) while the 4GB RAM/ 64GB storage variant goes for CNY3100 ($490).
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