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Meizu announces new PRO series, PRO 5 to be formally unveiled Sep 25th

Today Meizu formally announced its plans for a new sub-brand, dubbed “PRO”. The first member of the family will be called the PRO 5 and will debut on September 25th, likely with the same processor as the Note 5 onboard.

Published onSeptember 11, 2015

Meizu MX5-8

Today Meizu formally announced its plans for a new sub-brand, dubbed “PRO”. The new branding joins Maizu and MX, and will be applied to the company’s higher end phones, starting with the Meizu PRO 5. Not a lot is known about the PRO 5 just yet, though Meizu says they will hold a press conference on September 25th to fully detail its plans. All we know for sure is that a Snapdragon 810 won’t be onboard.

According to Meizu VP Li Nan, “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”. Further, he says that “A lot of consumer high-end smartphone OEMs are blindly following the trend, rather than to really solve the fundamental problems”.


It remains unseen how the PRO 5 will solve “fundamental problems”, but the rumor mill suggest the phone will have a premium metallic design and either a MediaTek Helio X20 MT6797 deca-core processor or a Samsung Exynos 7420, depending on the market. The latter processor is the same as seen in the Galaxy S6 and Note 5 family. Other rumored specs include a 5.5-inch 1080p display, 3 or 4GB RAM, 32GB storage, a 21MP camera, and a 3000 mAh battery.

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If the rumors are true, it is good news to see at least one more manufacturer embracing a high-end Exynos over the Snapdragon 810. While the 810 is arguably not as bad as some would lead you to believe, there is no denying that the chip has reputation problems at the very least.

Based on the little we know, are you interested in seeing what Meizu delivers with the PRO 5?

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