Meizu had released two flagship smartphones in 2016, the Meizu PRO 6 and Meizu PRO 6s. Both of these devices are fueled by MediaTek’s Helio X25 64-bit deca-core processor, while most consumers wanted to see an Exynos 8890-powered Meizu-branded flagship this year, a true successor to the Meizu PRO 5 which was introduced last year with the Exynos 7420 SoC. That, however, did not happen, and it seems like it won’t happen at all, as the company’s VP had confirmed a while back that the Meizu PRO 7 will be introduced next year, and it will be too late for Meizu to utilize the Exynos 8890 in 2017, as its successor will be announced in the coming months.
That being said, the company’s bezel-less device had leaked a couple of times lately, and even though we might not see a new high-end device by Meizu this year, some new info leaked about their 2017 flagship. According to an industry insider, the company’s 2017 flagship will be fueled by either the Helio X30 or Helio X35 64-bit deca-core processor. The source did not mention when this phone will land, but chances are we’ll see it hit the market in the second quarter of next year, if Meizu intends to stick to their release schedule that is. The Helio X30 had been announced a couple of weeks ago, this is a 10nm chip by MediaTek, and it will utilize the tri-cluster setup, you’ll get the Cortex-A73, Cortex-A53 and Cortex-A35 cores here. This SoC will be more power efficient than its predecessor, and it will also offer a significant boost in terms of performance, of course.
In addition to this, the source claims that the company’s upcoming Meizu M5 Note mid-ranger will ship with the Helio P10 64-bit octa-core processor, and that it will be extremely affordable, it could cost around 999 Yuan if rumors are accurate. Speaking of which, the Meizu M5 Note will be announced on December 6th, and the company will introduce the Meizu X before that, on November 30th. In addition to the Meizu X, we could see Flyme 6 debut as well, a new version of the company’s Android-based OS.