This morning, Chinese manufacturer, Meizu, released a set of official renders of the Meizu 17. The renders show the front design of this smartphone and it is consistent with other images that we have seen. The Meizu 17 comes with a single punch-hole screen and the display ratio is relatively high. It comes with ultra-thin bezels on all four sides but the bottom bezel seem thicker than the rest. Another point of focus is the white panel which is consistent with Meizu in recent times. Contrary to popular belief, this smartphone will not launch on April 22. However, the company will announce the launch date on April 22.
MEIZU 17 SPECULATIONS
According to recent information, Meizu 17 will come with a Snapdragon 865 5G processor, LPDDR 5 memory, UFS 3.0 flash memory. Furthermore, the display is a 6.5-inch 90Hz AMOLED punch-hole screen with an optical on-screen fingerprint sensor. This smartphone comes with a quad-rear camera and a 4500 mAh large battery capacity. This device will use a 64MP Samsung GW1 main camera. Both Meizu 17 / Pro charging heads have passed 3C certification. The certification shows that the former supports 30W fast charging, and the latter 40W. It also comes with a horizontal linear motor, dual stereo speakers and other configurations.
Gizchina News of the week
Some days ago, Meizu held the Meizu 17 mSmart 5G fast and stable technology sharing meeting yesterday. The company officially released the Meizu mSmart 5G technical solution. The theme of this meeting is “born to solve the pain points of 5G”. According to Meizu, this technology solves one of the impacts of 5G on equipment which is battery life issues. Meizu revealed that Meizu 17 comes with a large 4500 mAh battery. Over an 8-hour 5G battery life test, the power saving effect is as high as 64% when mSmart 5G is active. The company showed that Meizu 17’s battery lasts for is 11.77 hours (with active 5G network).
In terms of price, there are speculations that the 8GB + 128GB version costs 3999 yuan ($567) (LPDDR4X), the 8GB + 256GB version costs 4299 yuan ($609), while the 12GB + 256GB version costs 4699 yuan ($666). At present, there is no confirmation on the price leak. Nevertheless, looking at the current pricing of Snapdragon 865 flagships, these devices are usually above 3500 yuan. Thus, the starting price of this smartphone should be between 3500 ($496) – 4000 yuan ($567).