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We’ve previously heard rumours that Meizu were set to release one of the first non-Samsung Exynos-powered smartphones and today the company has made these rumours official by announcing the Meizu Pro 5 at an event in China. The smartphone, which is the company’s latest big-screen device, also sees Meizu drop the MX branding and offer impressive specs at an affordable price.

The Meizu Pro 5 sports a 5.7-inch Full HD Super AMOLED display with 2.5D curved glass and relatively small bezels on either side of the screen. On the back there’s a 21MP Sony IMX230 camera, while the front sports a 5MP selfie snapper. Meizu also say the Meizu Pro 5 comes with phase detection auto focus, which lets you focus on a subject in just 0.7 seconds.

Under the hood, the Exynos 7420 processor – which is also used in the Galaxy S6, S6 Edge, S6 Edge Plus and Note 5 – provides some serious power and the handset comes with either 3GB or 4GB RAM, depending on whether you go for the 32GB or 64GB model. Both of these models also come with a microSD card allowing you to expand the storage further by up to 128GB, while the front also has a fingerprint sensor built into the solitary home button beneath the display.

Other notable specs of the Meizu Pro 5 include a USB Type C port on the bottom – which supports mCharge and lets you charge the 3050mAh battery to 65 percent in just 30 minutes – a new signal processor, headphone amplifier and the Android 5.1 Lollipop OS with Flyme 5 UI on top.

The specs certainly look impressive and the handset will be affordable once it goes on sale on October 12th. The 32GB version of the handset, which comes with 3GB RAM, will cost 2799 Yuan ($438), while the 64GB version with 4GB RAM will cost 3099 Yuan ($485). The company is also offering a couple of other versions of the Meizu Pro 5 including one with a Harman Kardon stereo kit for 4098 Yuan ($642) and the other with the Soho II NC active noise cancellation headset for 3698 Yuan ($579).

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