Towards the end of last year, a new leak emerged from China showing details of Meizu’s product roadmap for 2017.
The leak came in form of an image and apparently, it is an internal document from Meizu that has full details of what phones the Chinese OEM has in store for this entire year alongside with their chipsets.
While the leak cannot be completely trusted since it is not official, it confirms that February will come along with a new Meizu M5S midrange that is based on MediaTek’s MT6753 processor. Even though Meizu has yet to confirm this, a new benchmark emerged on New Year’s Eve showing the supposed M5S powered by this same processor, 2GB of RAM and the year-old Android 6.0 Marshmallow out of the box.
The next in line is the Meizu Pro 7 – a phone that will be launched in June 2017. According to the leak, the Pro 7 will come powered by the Helio X30 SoC and later in July a Meizu MS or Blue Charm S will follow with the Helio P25 on board. The Meizu MX7 and Blue Charm Note 6 or M6 Note will come in September and October, respectively. The former will be powered by an Helio P30 while the latter will have a P20 on board. In December, Meizu will reportedly come in with a Snapdragon 626-powered Meizu M Series.
From the look of things, this leak seems to suggest that Meizu will be concentrating on the midrange family for the entire 2017. Well, it appears the Chinese OEM has other plans in store. According to a new leak, there is a Meizu Pro Series coming in between Q3 2017 and Q4 2017. Looking at the previous leak, the Meizu Pro 7 is set to arrive in June, but the latest report claims that the Pro Series in question here will feature the 2017 flagship chipset from Samsung – Exynos 8895.
In case you didn’t know, the Exynos 8895 is the same processor that will power European and Asian variants of Samsung Galaxy S8 and Galaxy Note 8 flagships this year.
The leak also adds that this Meizu Pro Series flagship will be priced somewhere between 3000 and 4000RMB, which is approximately $432 and $576.