Meizu 17 with 5G Support and Snapdragon 865 SoC Set To Debut on April 17

The Meizu 17’s launch date is now set in stone after many failed predictions on its announcement.

Meizu announced that the Meizu 17 would finally be unveiled on April 17. The Chinese smartphone manufacturer’s upcoming phone, which is slated to become its first flagship iteration in 2020, has long been speculated in the rumor mill relative to its launching date.

Initially, the Meizu 17 was projected to debut in the first quarter of this year. Subsequently, a leaked image earlier this month showed that the phone would be arriving on April 15. Another leak in the wild also claimed that the handset would be unveiled on April 26.

A Flagship Phone With Support for the Next-Gen Network

Meizu took to Weibo to confirm that the Meizu 17 would indeed be announced on April 17. Alongside the announcement, the company also shared a poster with “mSmart 5G,” which confirms that the handset would support the next-generation network.

Other Key Features

In December 2019, Meizu revealed that the Meizu 17 would be powered by the Snapdragon 865 chipset, Qualcomm’s latest flagship SoC. However, the company didn’t mention anything else about the phone’s other significant specifications.

But if we are to include the previous leaks that were associated with the Meizu 17, the phone could launch with an OLED display with a 90Hz refresh rate. The phone is also likely to arrive with a display cutout in the top-right corner of the screen, with a resolution of 2,206 x 1,080 pixels.

The Meizu 17 is also likely to be offered in 8GB/12GB of LPDDR5 RAM tiers with 128GB/256GB of UFS 3.0 storage options. The handset is also set to work on a 4,500mAh battery with 30W fast charging.

Around the back of the Meizu 17, the phone is tipped to sport a quad-camera setup that is aligned horizontally. The handset is also speculated to support 30W fast charging, with the Pro variant possibly getting unveiled with an amped-up 65W fast charging.

Imminent Launch

Meizu’s April 17th launch for the Meizu 17 isn’t just a nice coincidence. The phone, alongside the Pro variant, has recently been spotted on China’s MIIT (Ministry of Industry and Information Technology) website. For the uninitiated, a certification from MIIT is mandatory for all telecom equipment that is sold in the Chinese market.

As such, the appearance of the Meizu 17 on MIIT signifies that the official launch of the device could just be around the corner

The Meizu 17 is confirmed to carry a starting price tag of CNY 3,999 for its base 8GB/128GB storage variant.

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