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A new leak points to the 2020 Meizu flagship's zesty new colorway

The "Meizu 17th" render. (Source: CNMO)
The "Meizu 17th" render. (Source: CNMO)
Meizu's next flagship phone series with be called "17th", according to a new leak. It includes a render purporting to show the Plus variant of this line. It has a distinctly Galaxy S20-esque display, whereas the rear panel has a...unique gradient effect that goes from a very bright yellow to a neon green. This phone is also purported to come with the Snapdragon 865 and 3 to 4 rear cameras.

Meizu normally makes flagship phones with minimal bezels rather than new-fangled contrivances like notches or punch-holes. However, the latest leak associated with this OEM suggests that it is finally going to break this tradition with an upcoming flagship phone called the 17th Plus.

It comes in the form of 2 new images that purport to show the looks and some of the specs of this device. However, despite the fact that they appear in the same report, they contradict themselves slightly. The first of them purports to show a live shot of the "17th Plus" with its (completely edge-to-edge and apparently selfie camera-less) screen on and showing its "About phone" page.

It describes the Plus as a Snapdragon 865-powered device and 2 storage options: 64GB and 512GB. (Oddly, judging by the icons in question, it suggests the former is for SD cards and the latter is internal). The screen also asserts that this upcoming Meizu is a triple-camera device, with 20+100+20MP sensors.

However, the second image in this leak begs to differ. It shows a phone with a round rear camera module that distinctly holds 4 lenses. The rest of the panel is finished in an extra-bright lemon-lime gradient, whereas the corresponding front view shows a central punch-hole in a curved display. There is no getting away from its resemblance to those of the new Galaxy S20 series...which calls the entire leak into further doubt.

In addition, the 'settings-screen' gives a more than slight impression of having been superimposed onto the rest of its image. It can only be hoped that the next Meizu launch event might shed some light on these confusing indications; however, this OEM may experience the same delays in manufacture and release as OPPO now faces due to the spread of the 2019 coronavirus and the concomitant effect on the ability of factories and other aspects of the smartphone business to function as normal.

The other "Meizu 17th Plus" leaked image. (Source: CNMO)
The other "Meizu 17th Plus" leaked image. (Source: CNMO)


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Deirdre O Donnell, 2020-02-14 (Update: 2020-02-14)