At an event in China today, Meizu took the wraps off the Pro 5, their latest flagship. The Pro 5 follows only 2 months after the impressively spec’d MX5 which was announced with 3GB of RAM and a 5.5″ display.
The Meizu Pro 5 will drop the MX naming scheme and will simply be known as the Pro 5. The Pro 5 will have a 5.7″ 1080p display, curved 2.5D glass, and a Samsung Exynos 7420 processor powering it all. The Exynos 7420 is the same chip that can be found in Samsung’s flagship line which includes the Galaxy S6, S6 Edge, Note 5 and S6 Edge+.
The Pro 5 will have a 21-megapixel camera on the back with a Sony IMX230 sensor and a 5-megapixel selfie camera on the front. The Pro 5 will launch with Android 5.1.1 Lollipop with Meizu’s Flyme 5 skin as an overlay. Meizu promises a quality audio experience due to its ES9018 signal processor and OPA1612 headphone amplifier.
The Exynos 7420 will power both a lower tier model that sports 3GB of RAM and 32GB of storage, which many flagships currently have, and a higher tiered 4GB of RAM and 64GB of storage model. It appears that Meizu is listening to the masses on the internet who have deemed 16GB of storage as insufficient in 2015.
Meizu will follow OnePlus and others to the market with a USB Type-C connector instead of the micro-USB connector found on most phones. The USB Type-C is reversible, much like Apple’s Lightning connector. Unlike the OnePlus 2, the Pro 5 will have quick charging technology similar to the Quick Charge 2.0 standard. You’ll be able to charge from 0 to 60% of the 3,050mAh battery in just 30 minutes. Given that the battery is 3,050mAh, not only is it impressive that it can charge that fast but battery life should be outstanding due to the 1080p screen.
You’ll be able to pick up the Meizu Pro 5 on October 12th with the lower end version that has 3GB of RAM and 32GB of storage costing you $439 and the high end version with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of storage running you $490. When compared to the price of other flagships with similar specs, that’s an extremely attractive price tag.