Meizu Pro 7 and Pro 7 Plus officially unveiled – beautiful, powerful and pricey

- Adrian Ungureanu

Meizu officially unveiled its latest flagship series, the Pro 7 and Pro 7 Plus, two premium smartphones, sporting secondary screen at the back, and unusually pricey for a Chinese smartphone maker.

The two phone are looking alike but, there are some differences between them. They both are powered by the latest Helio X30 chipset from MediaTek, but the Pro 7 version has 4 GB of RAM, while the Plus version has 6GB of RAM. Storage-wise, both have 64GB.

While the Pro 7 sports a 5.2-inch Full HD display, the Plus model features a 5.7-inch Quad HD display. The secondary display on the two smartphones are not e-Ink as previous rumors suggested, but 2-inch Super AMOLED fully-functional touch screens. Most certainly, selfie lovers will love this feature as they will be able to take pictures of themselves with the dual rear camera, as they will be able to see themselves on the secondary display.

Because we mentioned the cameras, the rear dual camera has two 12MP sensors, while at the front we find a 16MP selfie snapper. At the front, you will also find the fingerprint scanner at the bottom of the main screen.

Both phones run Android 7.0 Nougat, with Flyme 6 interface. Meizu Pro 7 is fueled by a 3,000 mAh battery, while the Plus variant has a 3,500 mAh battery, but both have fast charging features.

We don’t know if the phones will be available worldwide, but in China, the prices go around $430 for the Pro 7 and around $530 for the Pro 7 Plus.

They, aren’t as expensive as Galaxy S8 or S8 Plus, or Huawei P10, or LG G6 when they were launched, yet the prices feel a bit higher for a Chinese smartphone maker. And it’s not a good thing, cause if Chinese manufacturers start to pull out more expensive smartphone, following the trend Apple and Samsung try to impose on the market, by launching smartphones with price tag at $1.000, then the budget and mid-range segment might become pricier too.