After many weeks of rumors, it is finally in this month of July in Zhu Hai, in its headquarters that Meizu has formalized its two new smartphones flagships, the Meizu Pro 7 and the Meizu Pro 7 Plus. And because Meizu sees double, the new Pro 7 and Pro 7 Plus offer not only a dual photo sensor, as is often the fashion now, but also a dual screen like the LG V10 / V20 or Yota Phone.
The Meizu Pro 7 features a 5.2-inch screen with Full HD resolution (5.7 inches with Quad HD definition for Pro 7 Plus), and a second, smaller, color screen in the Back of the camera, below the two cameras. For these, Meizu adopted not a zoom or ultra wide-angle, but a color sensor and another dedicated to black and white.
With its unibody aluminum design in finesse (7.30 mm thick), the finish is at the rendezvous. And if the design remains classic, the advantage of the second screen on the back makes it possible to recognize it right away, which is not necessarily the case of its direct competitors. Speaking of the second screen, it will operate as an “Always On” mode of some competitors. The advantage of a small screen is that it will necessarily consume less. We were also wondering if it was an E-Ink screen. Well no, it’s an AMOLED screen with a density of 307 dpi (240 x 536 pixels). And because you can customize it for different applications, it can be used by many developers. In the most notable examples, this second screen can be used to display your different notifications, but also to offer practical information like your number of steps, or to use it for your music.
For the photo, we find a dual camera with two Sony IMX386 sensors, the second being dedicated to black and white. There is also a dual-LED flash and wide-angle lenses opening at F / 2.0. As for Huawei and its latest P10, the two sensors can work together to offer better photos and less noise. Of course, there are the new photo modes such as the “Bokeh Effect” or the focus after the shooting. For the front camera, there is a 16 megapixel sensor with a wide-angle lens that opens to F / 2.0 as well. With the second screen you can also use the main cameras for your selfies.
As for the technology, in addition to the AMOLED screen at the back, there is an AMOLED screen on the more classic front, Full HD for the Pro 7 and Quad HD for the Pro 7 Plus. On the technical sheet, the Meizu Pro7 offers, with a Flyme 6.0 overlay, a deca-cores processor (2 x Cortex-A73 + 4 x Cortex-A53 + 4 x Cortex-A35), MediaTek Helio X30 engraved in 10nm % Less power compared to the previous generation), 128GB of internal memory, 4GB of LPDDR4X RAM (6GB for the Pro7 Plus), a 3000mAh battery (3500mAh for the Pro 7 Plus), mCharge 3.0 For the Pro 7 Plus) for fast recharging (this is called a 67% charge in 30 minutes) and a USB Type-C port. Note that Meizu is also planning a version with a SoC Helio P25 for the Meizu Pro 7 and especially that the phones are now compatible with all 4G French bands.
The new Meizu Pro 7 and Pro 7 Plus will be available this week in black or gold, at least in China. It will be marketed in France at the end of August.