CES 2017 is just right around the corner and, while we’re already expecting several announcements by smartphone brands in an official capacity, we’re seeing a ton of leaks for devices in several of the tech sites we frequent. One thing that has been making its rounds while we were sleeping, is the reported roadmap for Meizu’s smartphone releases for 2017. Nothing is set in stone and our source is quick to mention that we should take all of this with a grain of salt, so we would advise you folks to do the same.
First on the list is the Meizu M5S that has recently cleared its TENAA certification and is reported to come out some time in February. It will sport a 1.3GHz MediaTek MT6753 processor, a 5.2-inch HD display, several RAM and storage configurations, plus a 13-megapixel rear camera and a 5-megapixel selfie shooter.
In June, the alleged roadmap says we can expect to see the Meizu Pro 7. The Pro 7 is rumored to ship with the Helio X30 under the hood with as much as 6GB of RAM and 128GB of storage. It will also have a 5.2-inch display like the M5S, but will be in Full HD. As for its cameras, it will have a 12-megapixel main shooter that’s equipped with 4-axis OIS, PDAF, and Laser AF. The front camera is only 5-megapixels, but will have an a f-stop of f/1.8 for gorgeous bokeh.
Little is known about the other phones down the pipeline, which will include: the Helio P25 equipped Meizu MS in July, the MX7 in September, and Meizu M6 Note in October. The most notable release in the M series will come in December and will sport a Qualcomm Snapdragon 626 SoC; which has been absent in Meizu smartphone for quite some time due to legal squabbles between the two companies.
With Meizu now back in the Philippines, we should be seeing these smartphones released locally if this is indeed what they have in store for 2017.