After a lengthy teaser campaign, Meizu finally unveiled its latest flagships with the Meizu 17 and 17 Pro. Spec-wise the two are nearly identical with the Pro featuring better auxiliary cameras, wireless charging and faster RAM. Visually the two are also almost indistinguishable with the only difference being the 17 Pro comes with a ceramic back. These are also the first 5G entries in Meizu’s lineup.
The Meizu 17 duo is built around 6.6-inch Super AMOLED displays with 90Hz refresh rate and a first for Meizu punch-hole cutout for the 20MP selfie camera. The panels come with an in-display fingerprint scanner, 19.5:9 aspect ratio and are HDR 10+ compliant. There’s also a dual speaker setup and Meizu’s new mEngine 3.0 haptic engine.
Around the back, both phones rely on the 64MP Sony IMX686 as their primary shooter. The Meizu 17 Pro brings an 8MP telephoto module that promises up to 8x lossless zoom as well as a 32MP ultrawide shooter capable of capturing 129° stills. The fourth module is Samsung’s new S5K3 3D TOF camera which will be used to capture depth data and AR content.
The vanilla 17 brings a second 12MP wide shooter alongside an 8MP ultrawide snapper and 5MP macro unit.
Under the hood, both Meizu 17 series flagships pack the Snapdragon 865 with up to 12 GB LPDDR5 RAM on the Pro while the vanilla version sticks to 8GB of the LPDDR4X variety. Both come with 128GB or 256GB UFS 3.1 storage.
The batteries are rated at 4,500 mAh and support 30W fast wired charging while the Pro can also do 27W wireless charging. Both phones boot Flyme 8.1 on top of Android 10.
The Meizu 17 comes in green, gray and white colors and is already up for pre-order. The 8/128GB version goes for CNY 3,699 ($525) while the 8/256GB trim will retail for CNY 3,999 ($565).
The Meizu 17 Pro is available in mint green, black and white colors with a starting price of CNY 4,299 ($605) for the 8/128GB model while the 12/256GB one will go for CNY 4,299 ($665). Official sales in China start on May 11.
Meizu is also bringing two limited edition versions with the Collectors Edition 17 Pro which will retail for CNY 9,999 ($1,415) and is expected to arrive on May 25 as well as an Aircraft Carrier version of the Meizu 17 which will go for CNY 4,299 ($605) and launches on May 27.