Meizu finally released the Meizu 17 and 17 Pro during the last week. Both handsets came after a long teaser campaign featuring flagship specifications and a 90Hz refresh rate. However, in an era marked by the arrival of premium devices with 120Hz and even 144Hz refresh rate displays, fans were questioning if 90Hz was enough for the new Meizu flagships. Apparently, the company is aware that not all fans are satisfied and is working on an update that will introduce a 120Hz refresh rate mode.
Usually, we always see android community and custom ROM developers working on mods to bring unavailable refresh rate modes. However, that’s the first time that we see such a feature coming from an OEM. In other words, Meizu basically is confirming that the 120Hz mode was always there, but needed more time to be available. The new model will arrive via a software update that is being tested by early adopters at this moment. If no critical bug appears, the company will roll out the firmware for more users.
Besides the 90Hz refresh rate, the handset also includes 180Hz touch sampling. Unfortunately, we have no sure if this will go up to 240Hz once the 120Hz refresh mode arrives. The sales for both handsets started in China today. However, we have no idea when these devices will make way to the Western markets.