Meizu Pro 5

Meizu Pro 5 Caught On Camera

September 20, 2015 - Written By Muni Perez

There has been a lot of buzz about Meizu lately, and the main subject is its new flagship phone, set to be unveiled in just a few days on September 23rd. What we know so far about the device is that it will come with a very powerful hardware and a neat design with a metallic body. The first weeks of September witnessed several leaks about the handset, giving us clues of what is to come. We had benchmark scores from Geekbench revealing an Exynos 7420 processor from Samsung – and leaving the Note 5 behind, certification documents, retail packaging leaks and the company’s VP revealing the final name of the phone and its release date. This Saturday we have another leak, this time featuring real images of the device, although the images are very blurry.

For what we know so far, the Meizu Pro 5 will be powered by an Exynos 7420 made by Samsung, the same octa-core processor that we have inside latest Galaxy flagships. This powerhouse will be joined by 4 GB of RAM, 32 GB of internal storage a 21 megapixels back camera. The information regarding its screen size is a bit confused and it can be either a 5.5-inch or a 5.7-inch display featuring an HD resolution. The resolution is an important feature, as it is likely to offer a better battery life than competitors, since it will need less power than a QHD display with the same size. The pictures reveal a sleek design with round edges, 2.5D curved glass and a big and round camera sensor on the back. According to certification documents, the device will feature fast charging capabilities. There are software keys on the screen, but also a physical button right below them – a fingerprint reader, maybe?

You may have noticed that the operational system looks a lot like Android 4 Kitkat. This is weird but the model shown in the photos is a prototype and who knows what tests are being made with the device. The final OS should be the Flyme OS 4.5, a special version of Android 5.0 Lollipop, the latest stable version from Meizu. The company will unveil Flyme OS 5.0 based on Android 5.1 at the same day as the Pro 5, but it won’t ship with the device at its launch as Meizu needs to make adjustments to make sure software and hardware will be working properly on the new flagship. Stay tuned for more news about the device and in just 4 days all our questions will be answered.