Meizu PRO 5 is faster than Galaxy Note 5
Meizu PRO 5 is expected to launch in a week, but first benchmark result that appears to show what this handset is capable of has appeared on Geekbench already. Codenamed NIUX, the PRO 5 allegedly uses a Samsung Exynos 7420 SoC and could be a worthy competitor for Samsung's own flagship device, the notorious Galaxy Note 5.
The most interesting part of the story is that both the Meizu NIUX and the Galaxy Note 5 use the same processor, but we should wait and see the benchmark results of the Meizu PRO 5 that hits the market next week. After all, the NIUX spotted on Geekbench might be a prototype. The Meizu NIUX device tested on September 11 scored 1550 single-core points and 5593 points in multi-core tests while the average values of Samsung Galaxy Note 5 phablets tested with Geekbench are 1490 and 4950 points.
Since the Galaxy Note 5 has a QHD resolution display and the Meizu PRO 5 is expected to have a full HD panel, this should explain its higher benchmark results. Even this way, at an expected price of less than $500 USD, Meizu PRO 5 still promises to be a worthy competitor for Samsung's phablet. We will probably get back to it next week at launch, so stay tuned.