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Edge-display Meizu Pro 7 to be announced on September 13th
The upcoming Meizu Pro 7 is now set to arrive next month, just six months and change after the launch of the company’s Pro 6 flagship smartphone. Meizu has just released a teaser poster for the phone, offering up a September 13th launch date and the rather bemusing slogan “Pro than Pro.”
Along with the teaser from Meizu, the phone has apparently also been spotted going for a run through the AnTuTu benchmark. The specifications hint at a 2560×1440 resolution display, a 12 megapixel rear camera, 5 megapixel front camera, and 4GB of RAM. The listing also points to a Samsung Exynos 8890 processor, although a MediaTek option is believed to be more likely by some.
Rather than the internal specifications, the major talking point about the Meizu Pro 7 is that it appears to feature Samsung’s dual-edge display technology. Late last week, leaked renders of the phone pointed to a dual-edge display just like Samsung’s Galaxy Note 7 and S7 edge handsets. Some alleged shots from the wild have also appeared over the weekend, showing off a new Meizu phone with a familiar curved display. Samsung and Meizu have previously had a close business relationship, with Meizu purchasing many of Samsung’s latest components directly, so these leaks are definitely plausible.
The September 13th launch date is unfortunately is still three weeks away. A competitively priced Meizu flagship featuring a curved edge display is certainly a tempting prospect, but it won’t be the first third-party phone on the market to make use of Samsung’s cutting edge display technology.