Meizu on Friday announced the new Meizu 17 and 17 Pro.
The company's new flagship phones are powered by the new Snapdragon 865 SoC and house Sony’s latest IMX686 64MP 1/1.72” main camera sensor. They are 5G enabled and come with support with relevant sub-6GHz band support in their respective launch markets, starting with today’s China launch.
Meizu uses 128 or 256GB of UFS 3.1 storage capacities for both phones. The Meizu 17 comes with 8GB of LPDDR4X, while the the 17 Pro offers either 8GB or 12GB of LPDDR5.
The 17 Pro model comes with a 6.6” AMOLED display made by Samsung. The top and bottom bezels of the device are less than 3mm. The resolution is at 2340 x 1080p, so a 19.5:9 aspect ratio, and the screen support 90Hz refresh rate alongside 180Hz touch sampling.
The front camera module is a 20MP unit with f/2.0 optics and is a display hole cut-out design. The cut-out radius is only 2.99mm.
Both variants feature the same 4500mAh battery capacity. The Meizu 17 model does not support wireless charging, but the Pro version supports 27W fast wireless charging. Both devices also support 30W wired charging.
Both phones share the same main camera sensor with is a 64MP IMX686. The sensor features 0.8µm pixel pitches and is rather big at 1/1.72” diagonal. With 2x2 pixel binning it results in 16MP photos with an effective light gathering pixel-pitch of 1.6µm. The optics are a 26mm equivalent focal length with an f/1.8 aperture.
The Meizu 17 has also a 12MP secondary IMX362 telephoto module with f/1.9 optics. There’s also a smaller Samsung S5K4H7 8MP ultra-wide angle module with a 118° field-of-view / 16mm equivalent focal length with f/2.2 optics, as well as a 5MP macro camera module.
The Meizu 17 Pro's telephoto module is powered by an Omnivision 08A10 sensor with a 3x zoom capability to up to 79mm equivalent focal length, but it’s of a lower 8MP resolution with 1.0µm pixels. The ultra-wide-angle unit has an auto-focus mechanism that allows it to focus as closely as 3cm and act both as a ultra-wide as well as a macro unit.
The Meizu 17 is available as 8+128 or 8+256GB configurations for RMB3699 (~$522) and RMB3999 (~$564), while the Meizu 17 Pro comes in either 8+128 or 12+256GB configs at RMB4299 (~$606) or RMB4699 (~$663), with pre-orders in China starting today and availability starting Monday the 11th. The smartphones will also be available in Europe.
|Meizu 17||Meizu 17 Pro|
|SoC||Qualcomm Snapdragon 865
1x Cortex-A77 @ 2.84GHz
3x Cortex-A77 @ 2.42GHz
4x Cortex-A55 @ 1.80GHz
Adreno 640 @ 587MHz
|Display||6.6" AMOLED 2340 x 1080 (19.5:1), 90Hz Refresh Rate, 180Hz Touch Sampling|
|Size||160.0 x 77.2 x 8.5 mm|
|199 gr||217 gr|
|RAM||8 LPDDR4X||8/12GB LPDDR5|
|Storage||128/256 GB UFS 3.1|
|Battery||4500mAh (17.35Wh) typ.|
|30W Fast Charging|
|No wireless charging||27W Fast Wireless Charging|
|Front Camera||20MP f/2.0|
|Primary rear camera||64MP 0.8µm 1/72" IMX686 (16MP 1.6µm 2x2 binning) f/1.8 26mm eq.|
|Secondary rear camera||12MP 1.4µm IMX362
|8MP 1.0µm OV 08A10
f/2.4 79mm eq.
|Third rear camera||8MP 1.12µm S5K4H7
f/2.2 118° / 16mm eq.
f/2.2 129° / 15mm eq.
|Extra camera||5MP 1.12µm S5K5E9
|4G / 5G
|Snapdragon 5G - Snapdragon Modem X55 (Discrete)
(LTE Category 24/22)
DL = 2500 Mbps - 7x20MHz CA, 1024-QAM
UL = 316 Mbps 3x20MHz CA, 256-QAM
(5G NR Sub-6)
DL = 7000 Mbps
UL = 3000 Mbps
BT 5.1 LE, NFC, GPS/Glonass/Galileo/BDS
|Other||On-screen fingerprint sensor, Stereo Speakers|
|OS||Android 10 w/ FlymeOS|
|Price||8+128GB: RMB3699 (~$522)
8+256GB: RMB3999 (~$564)
|8+128GB: RMB4299 (~$606)
12+256GB: RMB4699 (~$663)