Meizu has officially announced that it will be launching the PRO 5 on 25th September 2015. This particular smartphone will be the company’s most premium offering yet, which is evident by the new naming convention. Interestingly, there could be as many as two different variants of the PRO 5.
As we have previously reported, the PRO 5 could be the first non-Samsung device to be powered by the Exynos 7420 processor. According to recent rumours, there could be a MediaTek variant as well. It’s not just any MediaTek chipset either: rumours are suggesting it’s the brand new Helio X20 MT6797 deca-core processor.
Other than that, the PRO 5 is said to be equipped with a 5.5-inch 1920 x 1080 resolution display, 3GB or 4GB of RAM, 32GB of internal storage, a 21MP rear camera, a 3,000mAh battery, and Flyme OS 5.0 based on Android 5.1 Lollipop out of the box.
The Vice President of Meizu, Li Nan, was quite outspoken on why the company did not equip the PRO 5 with the controversial Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 processor. Here’s what he had to say:
“Many of the domestic flagship devices are using Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 processor, but the user experience sucks, consumers are often being fooled, sadly, no one in the industry is ready to tell the truth, but Meizu hopes that by publishing this sub-brand ‘PRO’ they change this status.”
The Meizu PRO 5 is slated to be launched on the 25th of September 2015. No word yet on the availability and pricing of the company’s latest flagship device.