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Latest firmware update unlocks 120Hz refresh rate for Meizu 17 and Meizu 17 Pro

Meizu 17 series phones are now on par with Samsung and OnePlus
Meizu 17 series phones are now on par with Samsung and OnePlus (image via Meizu)
The Meizu 17 and 17 Pro users can now operate their screens at 120Hz, thanks to a firmware update. It also adds more DC dimming options and adds HDR support. The software is rolling out in batches, and will be available to eligible devices in the coming weeks.

Meizu announced the release of its latest Meizu 17 series of flagship devices a few days ago. It was relatively easy to miss, given Meizu's limited presence outside of China. However, both phones pack flagship-tier hardware and are well-equipped to take on the OnePlus 8 and Mi 10 series. They are now at the receiving end of a software update that brings them an inch closer to the OnePlus 8 Pro.

The Meizu 17 and Meizu 17 Pro's displays can now be run at 120Hz, thanks to the latest firmware update. At launch, both phones were capped at 90Hz, presumably due to software limitations. Meizu seems to have ironed out all the display-related kinks with this update, as it also lets users view HDR content in all its glory. The software is rolling out in batches and will make its way to eligible devices in the coming weeks. It will also be available on Meizu's website.

Unlike OnePlus, Xiaomi, and a ton of other Chinese OEMs, Meizu opted for a Samsung display for its flagships. That, in part, explains why the company was able to toggle the 120Hz mode via a software update. It is quite unfortunate that Meizu doesn't focus on sales outside of China, especially at a time when the once-affordable OnePlus is creeping into the ultra-high-end segment.

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Anil Satyanarayana, 2020-05-20 (Update: 2020-05-20)
Anil Satyanarayana
I've been an avid PC gamer since the age of 8. My passion for gaming eventually pushed me towards general tech, and I've been a stereotypical 'nerd' ever since. I have a degree in mechanical engineering and have worked in the manufacturing industry. When I'm not writing news on Notebookcheck, you can find me playing or watching an intense match of DOTA 2