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Meizu PRO 5, Premium and Spec'd Out

News by Luke Jones on Wednesday September 23, 2015.

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Meizu has announced its new PRO 5 flagship smartphone that carries the company?s trend of offering premium handsets chocked with specs. That potent blend has been well received by consumers, who have bought the Meizu brand smartphones in millions, arguably 2015 has been the breakout year for the Chinese company.

The PRO 5 was launched today and is device that is for the Chinese market, but may be available in other regions in due course. It comes with a 5.7-inch screen with 1080p Full HD resoltuon. Meizu is a company known for high specs, but the company does not like Quad HD and says it is possible, so it's good old HD you will be getting here.

An iPhone lookalike? Yes, probably, but the PRO 5 looks beautiful with its metal construction and this is probably the most premium smartphone that Meizu has ever made.

Under the hood is Samsung?s flagship Exynos 7420 chipset, which is the same silicon found in the Galaxy S6 of course. However, early benchmarks show that the new Meizu outperforms Samsung?s flagship, although that does not neccesarily mean it will be smoother in day to day use.

Coupling the Exynos 7420 in the PRO 5 is 3GB of RAM, while there is also a 4GB version available (a trend we are seeing a lot these days). There is 32GB of native storage, a 21 megapixel primary camera, a 5 megapixel front facing lens, and Android 5.1 Lollipop with Meizu's own Flyme 5 UI over the top. A 3050 mAh battery keeps the lights on, while micro SD storage can expand the space to keep all your media.

The PRO 5 will launch on October 12th in two variants:

2800 yuan ($439) for 32GB of internal storage/3GB of RAM version

3100 yuan ($486) for 64GB of internal storage/4GB of RAM model

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