Meizu 17 and Meizu 17 Pro launched with SD-865, 90 Hz Display and Flyme 8.1

Meizu 17 Pro Price in Nepal

Although not one of the most popular manufacturers globally, much has been said about the arrival of the new flagship smartphone from Meizu. The Meizu 17 and Meizu 17 Pro was officially launched recently and comes with premium specifications at an extremely competitive price. Xiaomi watch out !

The Meizu 17 and 17 Pro follow the recipe of Snapdragon 5G processor, thin bezels, high refresh rate screen and integrated fingerprint sensor. The main highlight include the 3D depth sensor in the Pro model, which promises better photos in portrait mode, in addition to other features.

The new models also debut the updated Flyme 8.1 user interface, based on Android 10. In addition to Meizu 17 series, the Chinese manufacturer announced that the updates Flyme 8.1 UI will also be rolled out to 10 other devices already on the market.

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The look of the Meizu 17 series is marked by a 92.2% screen ratio, thanks to a bottom edge of just 3.3mm. The 20 MP selfie camera is located in a circular cutout of 2.9 mm in diameter, the outer edge of which serves as a battery indicator . Following the trend of 2020 line of flagships, the 6.6-inch Super AMOLED screen has a refresh rate of  90 Hz and HDR along with Super mTouch in-display fingerprint reader with a release speed of 0.15 seconds.

Meizu 17 and Meizu 17 Pro: The Differences

The main differences lie in the option of wireless charging and reverse charging, available only in the Pro model, in addition to the configuration of the cameras.

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While the base model Meizu 17 uses a traditional quadruple set with main camera (64 megapixels), portrait (12 MP), macro (5 MP) and wide angle (8 MP), the 17 Pro includes an upgrade to the wide angle sensor, now with 32 megapixels, in addition to replacing the other secondary cameras with an 8-megapixel telephoto sensor and an unprecedented 3D sensor from Samsung .

The 3D sensor, in addition to improving the blur in portrait mode, can be used for other applications, such as 3D animations on the screen and wallpapers.

The 17 Pro additionally comes with wireless charging support of 27 W which is absent on the Meizu 17. Both devices are powered by 4500 mAh battery that supports wire charging of 27 W.

The Meizu 17 Pro has a glass rear panel while the Meizu 17 Pro has a ceramic cover.

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Meizu 17 Pro

The phone comes with a 6.60-inch touchscreen display with a resolution of 1080×2340 pixels at a pixel density of 390 pixels per inch (ppi) and an aspect ratio of 19.5:9. Meizu 17 Pro is powered by an octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 processor paired with 8GB or 12GB of RAM. The Meizu 17 Pro is powered by a 4500mAh non-removable battery. The Meizu 17 Pro supports wireless charging, as well as Quick Charge 3.0 fast charging.

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As far as the cameras are concerned, the Meizu 17 Pro on the rear packs a 64-megapixel primary camera with an f/1.8 aperture and a pixel size of 0.8-micron; a second 8-megapixel camera with an f/2.4 aperture and a pixel size of 1.0-micron; a third 32-megapixel camera with an f/2.2 aperture and a pixel size of 0.8-micron and a fourth 3-megapixel camera with an f/1.4 aperture. The rear camera setup has autofocus. It sports a 20-megapixel camera on the front for selfies, with an f/2.2 aperture and a pixel size of 0.8-micron.

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Meizu 17 Pro based on Android 10 and packs 128GB of inbuilt storage. The Meizu 17 Pro is a dual-SIM (GSM and GSM) smartphone that accepts Nano-SIM and Nano-SIM cards. The device measures 160.00 x 77.20 x 8.50mm (height x width x thickness) and weighs 219.00 grams. It is available in mint green, black, and white colours.

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Connectivity options on the Meizu 17 Pro include Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/Yes, GPS, Bluetooth v5.10, NFC, USB Type-C, 3G, and 4G (with support for Band 40 used by some LTE networks). Sensors on the phone include accelerometer, ambient light sensor, compass/ magnetometer, gyroscope, proximity sensor, and in-display fingerprint sensor. The Meizu 17 Pro supports face unlock.

Meizu 17 Pro Specifications

  • Screen: 6.6 inches, Super AMOLED, 2340 x 1080 pixels, 90 Hz refresh rate
  • Chipset: Qualcomm Snapdragon 865
  • RAM memory: 8 or 12 GB LPDDR5
  • Internal storage: 128 or 256 GB UFS 3.1
  • Rear camera: 64 + 8 + 32 megapixels (main, telephoto, wide angle) + 3D sensor
  • Front camera: 20 MP
  • Battery: 4,500 mAH with reverse charge and 27 W wireless charging
  • Extras: In-Display Fingerprint Reader, NFC
  • Dimensions: 77.2 x 160 x 8.5 mm
  • Weight: 219 grams (17 Pro)
  • Available colors: white, black and light green
  • Operating system: Android 10 with Flyme 8.1 user interface

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Meizu 17

The Meizu 17 features a 6.60-inch touchscreen display with a resolution of 1080×2340 pixels at a pixel density of 390 pixels per inch (ppi) and an aspect ratio of 19.5:9. Meizu 17 is powered by an octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 processor. It comes with 8GB of RAM. The device is powered by a 4500mAh non-removable battery. The Meizu 17 supports Quick Charge 3.0 fast charging.

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As far as the cameras are concerned, the Meizu 17 on the rear packs a 64-megapixel primary camera with an f/1.8 aperture and a pixel size of 0.8-micron; a second 12-megapixel camera with an f/1.9 aperture and a pixel size of 1.4-micron; a third 8-megapixel camera with an f/2.2 aperture and a pixel size of 1.12-micron and a fourth 5-megapixel camera with an f/1.9 aperture and a pixel size of 1.12-micron. The rear camera setup has autofocus. It sports a 20-megapixel camera on the front for selfies, with an f/2.2 aperture and a pixel size of 0.8-micron.

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Meizu 17 based on Android 10 and packs 128GB or 256 GB of inbuilt storage. The Meizu 17 is a dual-SIM (GSM and GSM) smartphone that accepts Nano-SIM and Nano-SIM cards. The Meizu 17 measures 160.00 x 77.20 x 8.50mm (height x width x thickness) and weighs 199.00 grams. It was launched in Green, Grey, and White colours.

Connectivity options on the Meizu 17 include Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/Yes, GPS, Bluetooth v5.10, NFC, USB Type-C, 3G, and 4G (with support for Band 40 used by some LTE networks in India). Sensors on the phone include accelerometer, ambient light sensor, compass/ magnetometer, gyroscope, proximity sensor, and in-display fingerprint sensor. The Meizu 17 supports face unlock.

Meizu 17 Specifications

  • Screen: 6.6 inches, Super AMOLED, 2340 x 1080 pixels, 90 Hz refresh rate
  • Chipset: Qualcomm Snapdragon 865
  • RAM: 8 or 12 GB
  • Internal storage: 128 or 256 GB UFS 3.1
  • Rear camera: 64 + 12 + 5 + 8 megapixels (main, portrait, macro and wide angle)
  • Front camera: 20 MP
  • Battery: 4,500 mAH and wire charging of 30 W
  • Extras: In-Display Fingerprint Reader, NFC
  • Dimensions: 77.2 x 160 x 8.5 mm
  • Weight: 199 grams
  • Available colors: white, black and dark green
  • Operating system: Android 10 with Flyme 8.1 user interface

Meizu 17 and Meizu 17 Pro Prices

The Meizu 17 and Meizu 17 Pro have been officially announced in China, and we currently have no information on their possible availability in other markets. They go on sale in three colors: white, black and green and with versions with 8 GB and 12 GB of RAM. These are their official prices:

  • Meizu 17 with 8 GB RAM + 128 GB storage : CNY 3699 yuan, about Rs 63,500
  • Meizu 17 with 8 GB RAM + 256 GB storage : CNY 3999, about Rs 68,500
  • Meizu 17 Pro with 8 GB RAM + 128 GB storage : CNY 4299, about Rs 73,500
  • Meizu 17 Pro with 12 GB RAM + 256 GB storage : CNY 4699, about Rs 80,500

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Meizu 17 and Meizu 17 Pro – Side by side Comparison

  MEIZU 17 MEIZU 17 PRO
DISPLAY AMOLED 6.6 inch
FHD+
90 Hz
AMOLED 6.6 inch
FHD+
90 Hz
PROCESSOR Snapdragon 865 Snapdragon 865
RAM 8 GB 8 / 12 GB
STORAGE 128 / 256 GB 128 / 256 GB
FRONT CAMERA 20 MP 20 MP
REAR CAMERA 64 MP f/1.8 Sony IMX 686
12 MP f/1.9 Depth
5 MP f/1.9 Macro
8 MP f/2.2 Wide-Angle
64 MP f/1.8 Sony IMX 686
32 MP f/2.2 Wide-Angle + Macro
8 MP f/2.4 telephoto 3D Depth
DRUMS 4,500 mAh
30W fast charge
4,500 mAh
Fast charge 30W
Wireless charge 27W
OPERATING SYSTEM Android 10
Flyme 8.1
Android 10
Flyme 8.1
CONNECTIVITY 5G
Wi-Fi 6
Bluetooth 5.1
NFC
5G
Wi-Fi 6
Bluetooth 5.1
NFC
OTHERS Fingerprint sensor under the screen Fingerprint sensor under the screen
Stereo speakers
DIMENSIONS AND WEIGHT 160 x 77,2 x 8,5 mm / 199 g. 160 x 77,2 x 8,5 mm / 219 g.
PRICE From CNY – 3699 to 3999 From CNY – 4299 to 4699

Special Editions

Meizu 17 Pro Kiln Art Collector's Edition

A special version of the Meizu 17 Pro Kiln Art Collector’s Edition for $ 1,413 was also announced, details of which are not yet available.

Meizu 17 Aircraft Carrier Limited Edition

Similarly, Meizu 17 Aircraft Carrier Limited Edition is also available in 8GB RAM and 256 GB storage configuration for $607.

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