The Meizu 17 and the 17 Pro flagship Smartphones have been finally announced after a long campaign of teasers. The two phones are identical in looks but have a few differences in specifications, additionally, the phones are also the first to feature 5G in Meizu’s smartphone lineup.

Let’s have a look at what these phones offer.

Design and Display

Both phones have the same 6.6-inch FHD+ AMOLED display with support for HDR10 content, a 90Hz refresh rate, and an in-display fingerprint sensor. The punch-hole cutout for the selfie camera is tiny and the surrounding bezels are razor-thin, giving the display almost a 90% screen to body ratio.

The vanilla Meizu 17 has a glass back, whereas the Pro model has a ceramic rear. However, both handsets have the same quad-camera setup with giant lenses in a horizontal layout.

Internals and Storage

Under the hood, Meizu 17 Pro features a Snapdragon 865 chipset with up to 12GB LPDDR5 RAM and 256GB UFS 3.1 storage. The base Meizu 17, on the other hand, sticks to the 8GB LPDDR4X variety but keeps the 256GB UFS 3.1 option. The GPU on both handsets is the Adreno 650.

Software-wise, the Meizu 17 phones boot Android 10 out of the box with the company’s latest version of Flyme OS.

Cameras

There is a 64MP Sony IMX686 sensor as the primary shooter on both phones with the Meizu 17 Pro using an 8MP  telephoto lens, a 32MP ultra-wide camera, and a ToF depth sensor. The base Meizu 17, on the other hand, includes the same 64MP main camera in addition to a 12MP regular, an 8MP telephoto, and a 5MP macro lens.

The main difference in camera configuration is that the Pro model swaps out the 5MP macro lens for Samsung’s new S5K3 3D TOF camera for AR content.

The front camera on both handsets is a 20MP lens capable of 1080p video recording.

Battery and Pricing

Meizu claims that the 30W fast charging can fill up the 4,500 mAh battery in 30 minutes but actual results are likely going to differ. There is also 27W fast wireless charging but it is exclusive to the Pro sibling.

The Meizu 17 will be available for a starting price of $525 and the Meizu 17 Pro will go for $605.

Specifications

 Meizu 17 Meizu 17 Pro
Chipset Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 Qualcomm Snapdragon 865
CPU Octa-core (1×2.84 GHz Kryo 585 & 3×2.42 GHz Kryo 585 & 4×1.8 GHz Kryo 585) Octa-core (1×2.84 GHz Kryo 585 & 3×2.42 GHz Kryo 585 & 4×1.8 GHz Kryo 585)
GPU Adreno 650 Adreno 650
OS Android 10.0, Flyme OS 8.1 Android 10.0, Flyme OS 8.1
Supported Networks 2G, 3G, 4G LTE, 5G 2G, 3G, 4G LTE, 5G
Display 6.6″ Super AMOLED, 1080 x 2340 pixels, 39o ppi 6.4″ Super AMOLED, 1080 x 2340 pixels, 390 ppi
RAM 8GB 8GB/12GB
Storage 128GB/256GB, UFS 3.1 128GB/256GB, UFS 3.1
Card Slot No No
Main Camera 64 MP, f/1.8, 26mm (wide)1/1.72″, 0.8µm, PDAF
12 MP, f/1.9, 24mm (wide)1/2.55″, 1.4µm, PDAF
8 MP, f/2.2, 16mm, 118° (ultrawide)1/4.0″, 1.12µm
5 MP, f/1.9, (macro)
64 MP, f/1.8, 26mm (wide)1/1.72″, 0.8µm, PDAF
8 MP, f/2.4, 79mm (telephoto), 1.0µm, PDAF
32 MP, f/2.2, 15mm, 129° (ultrawide)1/2.8″, 0.8µm
0.3 MP, TOF 3D, f/1.4, (depth)
Front Camera 20MP 20MP
Fingerprint Sensor In-display In-display
Colors Green, Gray, Aurora White Mint, Black, White
Battery
4500 mAh, 30W fast charging 4500 mAh, 30W fast charging, 27W fast wireless charging
Price
$525 $605