This Friday (8), Meizu announced its new top of the line devices: the Meizu 17 and the 17 Pro. Both smartphones have ultra powerful hardware and advanced features, with a few differences between the standard model and the Pro, mainly in relation to the camera set.
Meizu’s new phones are the company’s first to bring 5G connection. With a practically identical look, the Pro stands out for features that may make sense to some users, while the standard model will appeal to anyone who needs something more basic.
Both devices have a 6.6 ”Super AMOLED screen, with 90 Hz, 19.5: 9 format and HDR 10+. This screen also hides the fingerprint reader and accommodates the cutout for the front camera. The sound system has two speakers.
Moving to the rear cameras, the main sensor, with 64 MP, from Sony, equips both smartphones. The Meizu 17 Pro has an 8 MP telephoto sensor, which promises a lossless 8x zoom, a 32 MP ultrawide sensor with a 129º angle, and a fourth sensor, ToF, manufactured by Samsung. The standard model has a 12 MP wide sensor, an 8 MP ultrawide sensor and a 5 MP macro sensor. The front camera has 20 MP on both devices.
On the hardware, smartphones bring the Snapdragon 865 chip and 128 GB and 256 GB storage options, UFS 3.1 type. The 17 Pro has 12 GB of LPDDR5 RAM, while the 17 has 8 GB LPDDR4X.
The battery has 4,500 mAh, with support for 30 W fast charging. The Pro model also supports 27 W wire charging. Another difference is that its back is made of ceramic.
The devices leave the factory with the Flyme 8.1 interface, running on top of Android 10.
Pricing and availability
Available in green, gray and white, the Meizu 17 with 8 GB / 128 GB is priced at $ 252 (R $ 3,025), while the version with 8 GB / 256 GB goes for $ 565 (R $ 3,255).
The Meizu 17 Pro with 8 GB / 128 GB is priced at US $ 605 (R $ 3,486), and the version with 12 GB / 256 GB costs US $ 665 (R $ 3,832), in mint green and white. The values in Real are at the current price and without taxes.
The handsets are on sale in China only, when sales in physical stores start on May 11.