UPDATE: 120Hz display refresh rate is now rolling out to the Meizu 17 and 17 Pro.
So, it seems like the panels that Meizu included on these two phones do support 120Hz refresh rate. Meizu just didn't want to release it straight away in order to preserve battery life. The company is working on optimizing those two phones for 120Hz refresh rate.
The Meizu 17 & 17 Pro will soon get the 120Hz refresh rate update, which is already in testing
According to the provided information, this update is currently being tested by early adopters. So the update is pretty much ready already, but Meizu is trying to polish it out even further.
In case you're wondering, that 90Hz refresh rate on the Meizu 17 and 17 Pro is accompanied by 180Hz touch sampling. We're not sure if 120Hz refresh rate will also mean a bump in touch sampling.
The OnePlus 8 Pro, for example, features a 120Hz display with 240Hz touch sampling. The same could happen with the Meizu 17 and 17 Pro, as the higher refresh rate is usually accompanied by higher touch sampling.
The Meizu 17 and 17 Pro were announced quite recently, and are already available in China. We still do not know when will they become available on a global scale, though.
These two phones look exactly the same. They both include four cameras on the back, are made out of metal and glass, and have thin bezels. A display camera hole is placed in the top-right corner of these two phones.
Both devices include a flat display, by the way. Both of them are fueled by the Snapdragon 865 SoC, and support 5G. You'll find a 6.6-inch fullHD+ AMOLED display on these two phones, Samsung's panel.
The Meizu 17 Pro comes with faster RAM, better cameras & fast wireless charging
The Meizu 17 Pro comes with more RAM than the regular model, and with faster RAM as well. There are also some differences in the camera department here, the 'Pro' model is more compelling in that regard as well.
Both phones include dual ultra linear speakers, and an in-display fingerprint scanner. That is an optical fingerprint scanner, by the way, as most of them are.
A 4,500mAh battery is included inside both of these phones. Both devices support 30W fast wired charging, but only the 'Pro' unit ships with wireless charging. It supports 27W fast wireless charging.
The pricing for the Meizu 17 starts at CNY3,699 ($522) in China, while the 'Pro' unit's pricing starts at CNY4,299 ($607). Those price tags will probably be a bit higher outside of China. There you have it, the Meizu 17 and 17 Pro will become an even more compelling deal after the 120Hz refresh rate update.