Meizu has launched its new flagship smartphones in China, the Meizu 17 and Meizu 17 Pro. These two smartphones look basically identical, but they do differ on the inside. Alongside Meizu 17 series the company also unveiled Flyme 8.1 based on Android 10. The new Flyme 8.1 is an incremental update to Flyme 8 released last year. The standard Meizu 17 comes in white, gray, and green color options. The 'Pro' unit, on the other hand, comes in white, cyan, and black color options. The Meizu 17 pricing starts at CNY3, 999 ($565) in China, while the 'Pro' model's pricing starts at CNY4, 299 ($608).
The Meizu 17 and 17 Pro are made out of metal and glass. Both phones have extremely thin bezels, and a small display camera hole. That hole is placed in the top-right corner on both smartphones. The two devices come with rounded corners and the same goes for display corners as well. The power / lock and volume up / down buttons are placed on the right-hand side of these two phones. Both of these phones are powered by the Snapdragon 865 64-bit octa-core processor. Both devices include the Snapdragon X55 modem, and support 5G as a result of that. They also come with absolutely identical displays. Meizu 17 and Meizu 17 Pro feature a 6.6-inch full HD+ (2340 x 1080) display with a 19.5:9 aspect ratio. This display, on both phones, offers a 90Hz refresh rate, and 180Hz touch sampling. The Meizu 17 packs in 8GB of LPDDR4X RAM, while the 'Pro' model also comes in an 8GB RAM variant, and also a 12GB RAM model. The 'Pro' model includes LPDDR5 RAM, though. Both phones feature an in-display fingerprint scanner, of an optical variety. The devices have 4,500 mAh battery.
There are some differences in the camera department as well. Both phones are fueled by the same main sensor. They include a 64-megapixel Sony IMX 686 main camera (f/1.8 aperture, 0.8um pixel size, 26mm 6P lens). The rest of the setup is different. The Meizu 17 includes a 12-megapixel Sony IMX362 camera with an f/1.9 aperture, 1.4um pixel size, and a 6P lens. In addition to that, an 8-megapixel ultrawide camera (Samsung ISOCELL 4H7 sensor, f/2.2 aperture, 1.12um pixel size, 16MM 5P lens) is included. The last camera on this phone is a 5-megapixel macro camera. The Meizu 17 Pro includes an 8-megapixel telephoto camera (OmniVision 08A10 sensor, f/2.4 aperture, 1.0um pixel size, 79mm 5P lens), in addition to its main camera. A 32-megapixel Sony IMX616 ultra-wide camera with an f/2.2 aperture, 0.8um pixel size, and 15mm 6P lens is also included. On top of all that, a TOF Samsung ISOCELL 3D camera is also included (f/1.4 aperture).