Meizu PRO 5 Mini shows up, could feature 10-core MediaTek SoC

Meizu revamped its flagship offerings a few weeks back when it launched the PRO 5. The phone is exceptionally powerful thanks to the Exynos 7420 (that also powers the likes of the Galaxy S6 edge, etc.), but is too large to handle for some because of the 5.7-inch screen.

If you thought along the same lines about the PRO 5, there might be some good news for you here. A smaller version of the PRO 5, aptly titled PRO 5 Mini just leaked according to a few media outlets. The PRO 5 Mini is expected to feature a 4.7-inch full HD display and the long-rumoured MediaTek MT6797 deca-core CPU, all while maintaining an attractive price tag.

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Meizu traditionally haven’t been known for cheap phones, but the recent competition has meant that the company has had to rethink its policies. The MX5, for example, started at just 1799 Yuan ($290), which still is a good price to pay for the phone as far as I’m concerned.

The PRO 5 Mini, on the other hand, is expected to be a tad costlier at 1999 Yuan ($320), which is understandable given that it’s going to be higher-end in not just processing power, but also things like build quality, etc. when compared to the MX5. Needless to say, the PRO 5 Mini will feature an all-metal jacket when it does come out.

I’m quite liking what I’m hearing here. The MediaTek MT6795 has impressed one and all, which pegs a lot of expectation on the deca-core CPU scheduled to ship with the PRO 5 Mini.

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  1. The Special Juan
    November 4, 2015

    Should be called the pro 5, with the actual pro 5 called the pro 5 plus… Don’t like the mini moniker

  2. Tajwar
    November 4, 2015

    5″ to 5.5″ is the sweet spot for me, although 4.7″ is refreshing.

  3. VMortens
    November 4, 2015

    Great news. 5in is optimal for me. 4.7 sounds ok too.
    Now, time for LeTV to do the same thing.

    • November 4, 2015

      Nice one, makes me wonder what Letv can do with a 4.7-incher. Something like what Xiaomi did with the Mi 4, but better looking.

      • Vlada
        November 5, 2015

        I really want a 4.7″ phone. But it must have band 20 LTE and an SD slot.

  4. Koen De Croo
    November 4, 2015

    any news on reliable reviews on the Pro 5?

    • November 6, 2015

      First real hands-on with Meizu Pro 5 in Europe (you can translate it to english). Review will come soon.

      • Koen De Croo
        November 6, 2015

        thanks, nothing new there, but looking forward to the review. also talking to someone in the netherlands about his review unit. I must say I am having difficulties to chose for this (more expensive) chinaphone.

  5. lolipop
    November 14, 2015

    I am also wondering, why there is still no review of the meizu mx5 pro yet, any reason? I would love to see the mx5 pro mini with the same Exynos 7420, not mediatek

  6. Erhan Kağitci
    November 20, 2015

    4.7 wonderfuly.ı wıll buy.

  7. Steven Fox
    January 3, 2016

    At that price it will have virtually no competition with those flagship specs, only downside to owning a Meizu is software as they regularly “forget” to update devices they make, or just make one update and leave lots of bugs on every OTA.