Meizu Pro 7 and Pro 7 Plus unveiled - First devices with MediaTek's Helio X30 SoC
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The past few weeks have been filled with rumors and leaks of Meizu's new flagship devices, so it's nice to finally get some closure on them, with the OEM officially announcing their unveiling.
The Meizu Pro 7 is Meizu's new entry in their flagship line, and the Pro 7 Plus is its larger, more powerful sibling. Both devices have the honor of being the first devices to feature MediaTek's Helio X30 SoC. The Helio X30 was announced months ago but issues with production in the 10nm process pushed actual releases back. Performance-wise, it's supposed to be a competitor to Qualcomm's Snapdragon 835, with benchmark scores putting it between the Snapdragon 821 and 835.
The standard Pro 7 is powered by the mid-range Helio P25, though, but there's a more powerful Helio X30 variant. It features a 5.2" FHD Super AMOLED display, 4GB of RAM, 64GB of storage, and a 3000mAh battery with mCharge 3.0 support.
The Pro 7 Plus is powered by the Helio X30. It features a 5.7" QHD Super AMOLED display, 6GB of RAM, 128GB of storage, and a 3500mAh battery with mCharge 4.0 support.
Both devices, thankfully, come with 3.5mm headphone jacks. They also sport dual 12MP Sony IMX386 sensors at the back, with one serving as a monochrome sensor. Most importantly, they have a rear 2" Super AMOLED display that can be used for checking notifications, controlling media players, and taking selfies. If this pans out well, expect to see it on a number of devices in the near future.
The Pro 7 will retail with a base price tag of $430 and the Pro 7 Plus for $530.
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