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Li Nan: Meizu Pro 5 Is Able To Hit 8 Hours Of Screen-On Time

September 21, 2015 - Written By Kristijan Lucic

Meizu Pro 5 is the company’s upcoming flagship. Meizu has been teasing the release of this smartphone for quite some time now, and the event will take place on September 23rd, two days from now. Meizu has released their MX5 smartphone a couple of months ago, which is their flagship for this year, but it seems like it won’t be the most powerful Meizu-branded device for long. According to a ton of info that we’ve received over the last week or so, the Pro 5 will completely out-spec the Meizu MX5. We’ll talk more about the specs of this phone soon, but let’s first tackle the new piece of info that leaked recently.

Meizu’s Vice President, Li Nan, is well-known for his tendency to leak Meizu-related stuff before they get announced. He’s quite probably the person who releases most info regarding Meizu’s products, which is the case with this Pro 5 smartphone as well. The company’s VP has already confirmed some info in the last couple of days, and this time around he’s teasing Pro 5’s battery life. He posted a few screenshots on his official Weibo account, and they’re basically teasing Pro 5’s battery life. One of the screenshots reveals that the phone managed to run for 16 hours and 46 minutes before getting to 4% of battery life. Another screenshot shows us that the device lasted for around 8 hours of screen-on time during this period, which is extremely impressive. Interesting enough, Li Nan also mentioned that this is not the final version of Flyme, they might even optimize battery life even further before the device reaches consumers.

Based on these screenshots and great battery life capabilities of Pro 5, we’re guessing that it will sport quite a powerful battery. If this info is accurate, the battery will almost definitely be over 3,000mAh, perhaps even close to 4,000mAh. Anyhow, according to previous info, the Meizu Pro 5 will sport a 5.5-inch 1080p (1920 x 1080) display, 3/4GB of RAM (both variants will be available) and 32GB of internal storage. The device will be powered by Samsung’s Exynos 7420 14nm 64-bit octa-core SoC, which is probably one of the reasons this device manages to last so long on a single charge. The device will sport a 21-megapixel camera on its back, and a 5-megapixel snapper up front. You can expect it to ship with a physical home button which will double as a fingerprint scanner, and the device’s design has already popped up a couple of times. That’s more or less it, stay tuned for more info.