After many weeks of teasers, Meizu have finally launched the Meizu 17 and 17 Pro. Spec-wise the two are nearly identical, though the Pro features better cameras, wireless charging and faster RAM. In terms of design, the two devices are also similar, with the Pro sporting a ceramic back instead of glass back.
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.
Both devices feature 6.6-inch Super AMOLED displays with 90Hz refresh rate and 20MP selfie cameras. 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.
When it comes to cameras, both devices sport the 64MP Sony IMX686 as their primary shooter. The Meizu 17 Pro brings an 8MP telephoto module with upto 8x lossless zoom as well as a 32MP ultrawide shooter capable of capturing 129° stills. On top of those, there’s a also a fourth sensor in Samsung’s new S5K3 3D TOF camera which will be used to capture depth data and AR content.
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 unit will sell for CNY 3,999 ($565). The Meizu 17 Pro on the other hand is available in mint green, black and white colors with a starting price of CNY 4,299 ($605) for the 8/128GB model and CNY 4,299 ($665) for the 12/256GB one.
Official sales for both devices in China begin 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.