An image of the next flagship level smartphone from Meizu has been leaked. The latest leak shows the Meizu Pro 7 sporting a redesigned look. The biggest change is that the front of the phone features a new circular home button which looks to be touch based, and could serve as fingerprint sensor too, while the corners sport Meizu Pro 6 like curves.
Previous leaks from a presentation slide suggested a different design altogether, with squared off edges giving off a sharp feel. More like a concept Moto Turbo 3 we saw few days ago. This latest render of the Meizu Pro 7 also confirms the curved edge display, that had been making rounds in previous leaks for quite a while now.
The Meizu Pro 6S only featured an incremental upgrade from the Pro 6 in specifications, similar to one what OnePlus did with the OnePlus 3T. The Pro 6S even featured the same Helio X25 chipset. So it’s pleasant to see the processor changing in the next iteration of the smartphone.
The presentation slide shows that Meizu will be ditching its current line of Exynos processors from Samsung starting with the Pro 7, and bundle the phone with Huawei’s Kirin 960 SoC. The Huawei chipset features the new A73 cortex cores and Mail-G71 GPU with support for the Vulkan API. Also the RAM will see an upgrade from 4GB to 6GB (who doesn’t like more RAM).
The Vulkan enabled GPU might serve as a strong confirmation that the Meizu Pro 7 will ship with Android 7.0, as only Nougat build supports Vulkan API. Speaking of Nougat, we believe the MX6 Nougat update is set to release pretty soon as we found a leaked screenshot showing MX6 running Android 7.0.
The presentation slide also mentioned Sonavation, which leads us to believe that the phone will come with an Ultrasound Fingerprint Sensor (no more swiping fingers to unlock).
The phone is expected to be announced by December 24, and we would be covering it for sure here, so keep watching this space.