Today, at a new product launch conference, the Meizu 17 was officially uncovered. This is Meizu’s first 5G flagship. It uses the Snapdragon 865 5G platform, supports mSmart 5G, the third generation of full screen with a 90Hz refresh rate, a 64MP quad-camera, and many more.
Meizu 17 Key Features
- Display: 6.6-inch Samsung Super AMOLED with 2340×1080 resolution
- Processor: Snapdragon 865 5G platform
- Memory: 8GB memory + 128GB / 256GB UFS 3.1 flash storage
- Front Camera: 20MP
- Main Camera: 64MP + 12MP + 5MP + 8MP
- Battery: 4500mAh supporting 30W Super mCharge
- System: Flyme 8.1
- Price: 3699 yuan ($523) / 3999 yuan ($565)
In terms of appearance, as the most inherited brand of Chinese smartphone design style, the Meizu 17 design is still very different from other manufacturers. Its value is extremely high – the third-generation polar edge full-screen design, advanced COF packaging technology, and the lower border of only 3.3mm. The screen ratio is as high as 92.2%.
The diameter of the front opening of the Meizu 17 is only 2.99mm, which is only 0.01mm away from the world’s first. Also, it is arranged on the right side of the screen to avoid visual invasion to the greatest extent.
Interestingly, the Meizu 17 has some fun functions for the front hole. It can display the phone battery in a ring. When the front camera is called, the micro-hole will flash. It will remind you the front camera is working, protecting your privacy.
As for the display, the Meizu 17 series will use the customized Samsung Super AMOLED screen. It has a number of amazing parameters, such as an E3 luminescent material, a 2340×1080 resolution, a 390ppi pixel density, a DCI-P3 100% color gamut support, a global peak brightness of 700nit, a local peak brightness of 1100nit, and HDR certification support.
In addition, the Meizu 17 also supports a high refresh rate of 90Hz as well as a new generation of DC flash-less dimming. The phone also comes with a blue light filtering. Thus, the harmful blue light is reduced by 37.5%.
In terms of fingerprint recognition, Meizu 17’s screen also integrates Super mTouch fingerprint recognition under the screen. The unlocking speed is only 0.15s.
Hardware and Performance
In terms of hardware, the Meizu 17 comes with a Snapdragon 865 5G platform, an 8GB memory, and a 128GB / 256GB UFS 3.1 flash storage.
The Meizu 17 supports the mSmart 5G technology developed by Meizu itself. The company has redesigned a full set of antenna systems, bringing a fast, economical, and stable 5G experience. So it solves many of the current pain points of 5G networks.
Our protagonist sports a 20-megapixel front-facing camera, which also supports screen fill-in technology. Also, it provides multiple modes of play such as portrait mode, male beauty, backlight HDR, backlight mode, and super night scene selfie.
The rear camera has a 64MP full-scene imaging system developed by Meizu. The horizontal five-ring arrangement and ring flash design are unique. The main camera uses the Sony IMX686 sensor. As said, it has a 64MP resolution, a 26mm wide viewing angle, and an f/1.8 aperture.
There is also a 12MP depth-of-field lens, a 5MP professional macro lens, and an 8MP 118° ultra-wide-angle lens with an equivalent focal length of 16mm. By the way, this is one of the excellent ultra-wide-angle lenses in the industry.
In terms of endurance, the Meizu 17 features a large 4500mAh battery and supports 30W Super mCharge super-fast charging technology. Say, it can charge 56% in half an hour. The typical 8-hour battery life under the mobile network is 11.77 hours, which is significantly ahead of other 5G smartphones.
The Meizu 17 will be upgraded to Flyme 8.1 system. The latter comes more than 300 improvements and optimizations and brings new features such as small window mode 2.1 and OneMind 4.0. And it further improves the dark mode and intelligent voice assistant Aicy.
Meizu Pay, Meizu’s NFC technology, added 8 new transportation cards, 4 of which will be launched soon, providing a large number of free card issuance places.
In addition, the Meizu 17 supports eID electronic ID card, which can not only identify individuals online but also be used for identity verification in check-in hotels, airport check-in, etc.
The Meizu 17 8GB + 128GB version costs 3699 yuan ($523) and the 8GB + 256GB version costs 3999 yuan ($565). The Meizu 17 series will be available on May 11 through all channels.