Meizu Pro 5 unveiled with Exynos 7420 chipset inside

A powerful new handset has just been launched by Meizu in the form of the Pro 5 which abandons the company’s earlier naming convention for its flagships. The highlight of this smartphone happens to be the fact that it runs on a Samsung-made Exynos 7420 chipset.

This particular SoC can be found inside the likes of the Galaxy S6, the S6 Edge, the S6 Edge+ and even the Note 5. This makes the Meizu Pro 5 one of the most benchmark-friendly smartphones in the market right now. Housed inside a metal shell, the phone features a 5.7-inch Super AMOLED display bearing a modest resolution of 1080p full HD, giving the Quad HD trend a miss.

After all, Meizu had to cut costs somewhere in order to keep the phone’s starting price down to CNY 2800 (approximately Rs 29000 or $440). That retail value applies to the 32GB model which comes with 3GB worth of RAM. A 64GB variant featuring 4GB of RAM on the other hand, goes for CNY 3100 (approximately Rs 32100 or $486). Both of them ship with microSD card slots though.

Meizu Pro 5

According to Giz China, the Pro 5 plays home to a USB Type-C port, while it opts for a 3050mAh battery that can charge from 0 to 65 percent in just 30 minutes. The phone runs Android 5.1 Lollipop, and has been equipped with a 21MP Sony IMX230 camera.

Here’s a neat look at the main specs of the new Meizu Pro 5:

– Display: 5.7-inch Super AMOLED, 1080p full HD
– OS: Android 5.1 Lollipop
– Processor: Octa core Exynos 7420
– GPU: Mali T760
– Memory: 3GB/4GB RAM, 32GB/64GB storage (expandable)
– Cameras: 21MP rear, 5MP front
– Battery: 3050mAh

The new Meizu Pro 5 has been announced only in China for now. It will be made available in the country from October 12 onwards at the above mentioned costs.