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Delayed announcement. Meizu 17 and Meizu 17 Pro

Meizu, now half-forgotten by everyoneintroduced its flagship smartphones Meizu 17 and Meizu 17 Pro. Presented modestly, exclusively in her native domestic Chinese market. Hooray. And then endless leaks (whether controlled, or not) are already a bit boring.

The devices are very similar. So let's start with the older one, Meizu 17 Pro. And in the end, just two words about the youngest.

Iron. Top-end powerful Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 chipset. Fast LPDDR5 RAM, fast UFS3.1 flash memory.

Networks. Support 5G and Wi-Fi 6 (ax). Meizu say they are very cool, so they have 5G / Wi-Fi implemented oh how magical and in general they are the best in this. Well, cheers. In the next couple of years, this is not very relevant for us.

Screen. Big and beautiful 6.6 ″ Super AMOLED high resolution (1080 × 2340, 390 ppi). The refresh rate is 90 Hz. A fingerprint scanner is built into the screen (they say it is insanely fast). A tiny hole under the front camera was cut out near the upper right corner.

The large battery is 4500 mAh; there is both fast (30W) and wireless charging (27W).

Cameras. Lone front camera at 20 MP. But behind everything is much more interesting. The main camera is fresh from Sony, called IMX686 (64 MP). Plus a telephoto camera of 8 MP, plus a wide-angle camera of 32 MP (it works concurrently as a macro camera). Plus, the fourth camera is ToF. It sounds impressive, but we are waiting for the first tests and the first examples of photographs.

What else. There is an NFC. There is no one of our LTE bands (Band 20, of course). No support for memory cards, no normal audio output, no moisture protection. Three colours. Black, white, “azure” (I don’t know how much the Chinese translators adequately translated the name of this color).

Chinese prices, when viewed by flagship standards, are quite humane. ¥ 4299 (₽44900, $ 606) for version 8 + 128 GB and ¥ 4699 (₽49100, $ 663) for 12 + 256 GB.

Younger model Meizu 17. Other colors. White, dark gray and very green.

Cut off wireless charging (due to whichthe device has become 20 grams lighter with exactly the same dimensions). Not as fast RAM - LPDDR4X instead of LPDDR5. And another set of rear cameras. The main module is exactly the same, Sony IMX686 64 MP. Then a certain “auxiliary” camera Sony IMX36 12 MP. Plus a wide-angle camera of 8 MP and a macro camera of 5 MP.

Prices, of course, are even more modest than those of the pro model. ¥ 3699 (₽38700, $ 522) for version 8 + 128 GB and ¥ 3999 (₽41800, $ 564) for 8 + 256 GB.

We are waiting for the appearance of devices on Aliexpress (of course, some have already opened pre-orders). Will there be a “global” announcement, and if so, when and how much is an open question.

Key Features Meizu 17

ScreenSuper AMOLED, 6.6 ″, 1080 × 2340, 390 ppi, 16M colors, touch, capacitive, 90 Hz, HDR10 +
IronQualcomm Snapdragon 865
2.84 GHz, 1 x Kryo 585 (Cortex-A77), 3 x Kryo 585 (Cortex-A77), 4 x Kryo 585 (Cortex-A55), Adreno 650
Memory RAM 8 GB, ROM 128–256 GB, no memory card, LPDDR4X, UFS 3.1
Mobile Internet5G
LTE
HSDPA, HSUPA
Edge
Mobile Networks5G Bands 41.78.79
LTE Bands 1,3-5,7,8,34,38-41
UMTS Bands 1 (2100), 2 (1900), 5 (850), 8 (900)
GSM Bands 2 (1900), 3 (1800), 8 (900)
Li-Ion battery, 4,500 mAh, 10V / 3A fast charge, no wireless charge
Dimensions 160 x 77.2 x 8.5 mm
Weight199 g
Rear Camera: Quad, Flash, Auto Focus

- 64 MP, f / 1.8, 0.80μm, 26.00mm, Sony IMX686

- 12 MP, f / 1.9, 1.40μm, Sony IMX362

- 8 MP, wide angle, f / 2.2, 118 °, 1.12μm, 16.00mm, Samsung 4H7

- 5 MP, macro, f / 1.9, 1.12μm, Samsung 5E9
front camera: 20 MP, f / 2.2, 0.80μm, no flash, no autofocus
NavigationGPS, GLONASS, BeiDou
OS Android 10, Flyme OS 8.1
Sensors Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass, Approximation, Illumination, Fingerprint scanner (screen), NFC
USBType-C

Key Features Meizu 17 Pro

ScreenSuper AMOLED, 6.6 ″, 1080 × 2340, 390 ppi, 16M colors, touch, capacitive, 90 Hz, HDR10 +
IronQualcomm Snapdragon 865
2.84 GHz, 1 x Kryo 585 (Cortex-A77), 3 x Kryo 585 (Cortex-A77), 4 x Kryo 585 (Cortex-A55), Adreno 650
RAM: 8–12 GB, ROM 128–256 GB, no memory card, LPDDR5, UFS3.1
Mobile Internet5G
LTE
HSDPA, HSUPA
Edge
Mobile Networks5G Bands 41.78.79
LTE Bands 1,3-5,7,8,34,38-41
UMTS Bands 1 (2100), 2 (1900), 5 (850), 8 (900)
GSM Bands 2 (1900), 3 (1800), 8 (900)
Li-Ion Battery, 4,500 mAh, 10V / 3A Fast Charging, 27W Wireless Charging
Dimensions 160 x 77.2 x 8.5 mm
Weight219 g
Rear Camera: Quad, Flash, Auto Focus

- 64 MP, f / 1.8, 0.80μm, 26.00mm, Sony IMX686

- 8 MP, telephoto, f / 2.4, 1.00μm, 79.00mm, OV 08A10

- 32 MP, wide angle, f / 2.2, 129 °, 0.80μm, 15.00mm, Sony IMX616, wide + macro

- 0.3 MP, ToF, f / 1.14, 7.00μm, Samsung 33D
front camera: 20 MP, f / 2.2, 0.80μm, no flash, no autofocus
NavigationGPS, GLONASS, BeiDou
OS Android 10, Flyme OS 8.1
Sensors Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass, Approximation, Illumination, Fingerprint scanner (screen), NFC
USBType-C

George Kiselyov