Meizu VP: “watch out Xiaomi, here comes Meizu Pro 7”


Meizu Pro 6 Plus specifications

Meizu is still coping with last year’s dire financial results, but this doesn’t mean they have stopped their plans to… confront Xiaomi in the Chinese market. According to a recent Weibo post by the company’s Vice President (Li Nan), they are working in full steam to launch not one- but two smartphones in the coming months, with impressive specs.

meizu pro 7

One of them is the purported Meizu M5X which has been recently certified by TENAA, and the other is the Meizu Pro 7, the most awaited flagship of the Chinese company, scheduled to become the direct competitor to Xiaomi’s Mi 6 model. Obviously Li Nan didn’t mention the name of the expected device, but rumors insist that it will be called this way. After all only the Pro lineup of Meizu models has the potential to directly take on the Xiaomi flagships, so it’s only logical to expect this model to be unveiled soon.

According to rumors, the Meizu Pro 7 flagship is expected to pack Mediatek’s Helio X30 SoC along with a rear camera with 12MP Sony IMX362 CMOS sensor and a 5.7-inch 4K display with 3840 x 2160 pixels resolution.

Are these specs enough to compete with the Mi 6/Mi 6 Plus flagships? Only time will tell…

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32 Comments

  1. sere83
    April 10, 2017

    Another stupidly massive underpowered phone that I wont be buying.

    • Assefa Hanson
      April 10, 2017

      What makes you say it’s underpowered you haven’t even given this unreleased soc a chance to speak for itself

      • sere83
        April 10, 2017

        Well if the rumours are to be believed it says the pro 7 will cost $700+ and the X30 won’t outperform the SD821. I hope that is wrong but to be honest i’ve got no real interest anyway due to the stupid size.

        • Plumplum
          April 11, 2017

          Rumors based on what?
          You juste need to see what is X30 on paper :
          2.5ghz cortex A73>Kryo
          PowerVR7 4 cores 800Mhz>Adreno 530
          10nm better than 14
          Ufs2.1 better than 2.0
          A35 for power saving

          If you see X20 runs in real life you can see that dispite it is worst than 820 on paper (20nm, eMMC5.1…), it often runs as well (except GPU…But difference is not as huge as benchmarks say)…

          Last year rumors said x20 cut A72…without any tests…I make my own : 10minutes with 10cores loaded, only lost 6% performances! Ask 808/810 rev 2.1 to do that on 20nm…even not sure 820 is able to do it.

          Rumors said Xiaomi will not use X20/25 too…And you can see Redmi Note Pro and Redmi Note 4

          • lildwell
            April 11, 2017

            The main issue I have with the x20 is how hard it was for people to upgrade it to 7.1 and the majority of these phones have little to no mod support. A “strong in everyday use” phone is useless on bad software. Mediateks code is horrid.

            • Plumplum
              April 11, 2017

              Yes, that’s right…
              It’s not like Google use all their soc on every Nexus/Pixel…
              Huawei P9 receive it only last Month and S7 on january.
              7.1.1 bas many bugs reports

              Their must be some difficulties with tri cluster…No X20 with full Nougat yet…
              I see a single result of LeEco 650 on 7.1.2 on geekbench…It may be very soon
              There are some partial 7.1.1 AOSP/LineAge/RR on Vernee Apollo Lite (without Vulkan support for exemple)

            • lildwell
              April 12, 2017

              Compare that to all of the soc ranges with 7.1.1 under the Qualcomm banner? Hmm. The goddamn redmi note 3 pro has lineage ported to it. So does the mi max. The let max 2 has it working. The majority of phones with Qualcomm socs have a version of 7.1 on it. Whether it be by the manufacturer or the indie market. Again, team M.A.D is working on their ROM for the Apollo lite. It has a major battery drain issue. The same issue showed up with a ulefone device that used this soc. There is something wrong with the code that mediatec wrote that’s causing the drain issue. Its been discussed at full length at the Apollo lite proboards.

            • Plumplum
              April 12, 2017

              There is no official Nougat on X20…
              MAD modified Mediatek 6.0 and removed some stuff (maybe to much), that’s why there’s no Vulkan support…

  2. April 10, 2017

    I like Meizu phones but they won’t compete with Xiaomi for my money unless they come out with more phones with Global ROMs like Xiaomi is increasingly doing. I thought the Meizu Pro 5 was a great phone but I had to put up with Chinese apps and notifications, not to mention installing Google Play Store myself. Retailer installed ROMs that do this for you are a poor substitute as they generally block OTA updates.

    • Joe Mont
      April 10, 2017

      This is true, the M2 was the last Meizu phone I’ll ever buy, they pushed a broken update that broke a bunch of apps and messed up push notifications. Then the phone is too locked down to install Lineage OS or AoSP so I’m stuck using broken software.

    • sere83
      April 10, 2017

      Id take flyme anyday over the bloated beta garbage that is MIUI. Even xiaomi global roms have terrible bugs, awful performance, ram hogging etc. They never get android version updates either. Most xiaomi phones released in china never launch with a gloabal rom either, usually you have to wait months to get one and its basically beta anyway. Plus at least on Flyme fupdating to the letest rom is super simple, just download manually tap and install etc. Changing roms on xiaomi phone is a nightmare now that you need to register and get a code and all sort.

      • April 10, 2017

        You must have had bad luck with yours. I never had these problems with the Xiaomi mi 5 or the Redmi 3 S.

    • Fox Hunter
      April 11, 2017

      My only problem with meizu is their phones are more expensive than xiaomi.

      • April 11, 2017

        Not all of them. At the moment you can get Meizu’s Pro 6 Plus for less than Xiaomi’s Note 2 – both high end, 5.7 phones.

  3. sere83
    April 10, 2017

    Another stupidly massive underpowered phone that I wont be buying.

    • Assefa Hanson
      April 10, 2017

      What makes you say it’s underpowered you haven’t even given this unreleased soc a chance to speak for itself

    • sere83
      April 10, 2017

      Well if the rumours are to be believed it says the pro 7 will cost $700+ and the X30 won’t outperform the SD821. I hope that is wrong but to be honest i’ve got no real interest anyway due to the stupid size.

    • Plumplum
      April 11, 2017

      Rumors based on what?
      You juste need to see what is X30 on paper :
      2.5ghz cortex A73>Kryo
      PowerVR7 4 cores 800Mhz>Adreno 530
      10nm better than 14
      Ufs2.1 better than 2.0
      A35 for power saving

      If you see X20 runs in real life you can see that dispite it is worst than 820 on paper (20nm, eMMC5.1…), it often runs as well (except GPU…But difference is not as huge as benchmarks say)…

      Last year rumors said x20 cut A72…without any tests…I make my own : 10minutes with 10cores loaded, only lost 6% performances! Ask 808/810 rev 2.1 to do that on 20nm…even not sure 820 is able to do it.

      Rumors said Xiaomi will not use X20/25 too…And you can see Redmi Note Pro and Redmi Note 4

    • lildwell
      April 11, 2017

      The main issue I have with the x20 is how hard it was for people to upgrade it to 7.1 and the majority of these phones have little to no mod support. A “strong in everyday use” phone is useless on bad software. Mediateks code is horrid.

    • Plumplum
      April 11, 2017

      Yes, that’s right…
      It’s not like Google use all their soc on every Nexus/Pixel…
      Huawei P9 receive it only last Month and S7 on january.
      7.1.1 bas many bugs reports

      Their must be some difficulties with tri cluster…No X20 with full Nougat yet…
      I see a single result of LeEco 650 on 7.1.2 on geekbench…It may be very soon
      There are some partial 7.1.1 AOSP/LineAge/RR on Vernee Apollo Lite (without Vulkan support for exemple)

    • lildwell
      April 12, 2017

      Compare that to all of the soc ranges with 7.1.1 under the Qualcomm banner? Hmm. The goddamn redmi note 3 pro has lineage ported to it. So does the mi max. The let max 2 has it working. The majority of phones with Qualcomm socs have a version of 7.1 on it. Whether it be by the manufacturer or the indie market. Again, team M.A.D is working on their ROM for the Apollo lite. It has a major battery drain issue. The same issue showed up with a ulefone device that used this soc. There is something wrong with the code that mediatec wrote that’s causing the drain issue. Its been discussed at full length at the Apollo lite proboards.

    • Plumplum
      April 12, 2017

      There is no official Nougat on X20…
      MAD modified Mediatek 6.0 and removed some stuff (maybe to much), that’s why there’s no Vulkan support…

  4. Moose
    April 10, 2017

    I like Meizu phones but they won’t compete with Xiaomi for my money unless they come out with more phones with Global ROMs like Xiaomi is increasingly doing. I thought the Meizu Pro 5 was a great phone but I had to put up with Chinese apps and notifications, not to mention installing Google Play Store myself. Retailer installed ROMs that do this for you are a poor substitute as they generally block OTA updates.

    • Guest
      April 10, 2017

      This is true, the M2 was the last Meizu phone I’ll ever buy, they pushed a broken update that broke a bunch of apps and messed up push notifications. Then the phone is too locked down to install Lineage OS or AoSP so I’m stuck using broken software.

    • sere83
      April 10, 2017

      Id take flyme anyday over the bloated beta garbage that is MIUI. Even xiaomi global roms have terrible bugs, awful performance, ram hogging etc. They never get android version updates either. Most xiaomi phones released in china never launch with a gloabal rom either, usually you have to wait months to get one and its basically beta anyway. Plus at least on Flyme updating to the latest rom is super simple, just download manually tap and install etc. Changing roms on xiaomi phone is a nightmare now that you need to register and get a code and all sorts of nonsense. Tbh my meizu phones have worked better than my xiaomi phones.

    • Moose
      April 10, 2017

      You must have had bad luck with yours. I never had these problems with the Xiaomi mi 5 or the Redmi 3 S.

    • Guest
      April 11, 2017

      My only problem with meizu is their phones are more expensive than xiaomi.

    • Moose
      April 11, 2017

      Not all of them. At the moment you can get Meizu’s Pro 6 Plus for less than Xiaomi’s Note 2 – both high end, 5.7 phones.

  5. Nolan
    April 10, 2017

    Hi Meizu, your phone with that X30 (no GPS, no GPU, meant for running 2 apps at most) can KISS. MY. POSTERIOR.

    • Rudra Bhatt
      April 11, 2017

      No GPU? No GPS? Are you retarded??

  6. Guest
    April 10, 2017

    Hi Meizu, your phone with that X30 (no GPS, no GPU, meant for running 2 apps at most) can KISS. MY. POSTERIOR.

    • Rudra Bhatt
      April 11, 2017

      No GPU? No GPS? Are you retarded?😂