Meizu 17, 17 Pro Spotted on China’s MIIT, Launch Date Expected to be Announced on April 17


The fact that Chinese smartphone brand Meizu is working on two new flagship-grade devices called the Meizu 17, and the Meizu 17 Pro is known to almost every smartphone enthusiast out there. We at MSP have filed several stories around these new handsets over the course of the last few weeks. The previous article on the Meizu 17 series was posted just a few days ago in which we talked about the device’s extremely high AnTuTu benchmark score. Today, we are back again to talk about the Meizu 17 series thanks to a series of updates surrounding these phones.

Let’s take a quick look.

The first major update surrounding the Meizu 17 series is that two variants of the device have been spotted on China’s MIIT (Ministry of Industry and Information Technology) website. A certification from MIIT is mandatory for all telecom equipment sold in the Chinese market. The appearance of the device on MIIT signifies that the launch of the Meizu 17 is just around the corner. There is a good chance that these two handsets are the Meizu 17 and the Meizu 17 Pro. Take a look at the MIIT certification details below.

There is another update surrounding the Meizu 17 series. If we are to believe a recent report by Chinese tech blog MyDrivers, Meizu is reportedly holding a meeting on April 17 as a precursor to the launch event. The post indicates that Meizu could make a final decision on the launch of the Meizu 17 series at this event. Once again, note that April 17 is NOT the launch date for the Meizu 17 series. Current estimates are that we would see these handsets launched officially by April end.

meizu 17 render

Specifications and features of the Meizu 17 series remain under wraps for the time being. Previous leaks, however, have indicated that the Meizu 17 will be a proper flagship-grade handset that will be powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 SoC with support for 5G, 4G VoLTE, and 3G networks. The phone is also likely to be offered in 8GB or 12GB RAM options to 128GB/256GB of storage. The RAM is of the LPDDR5 type, and the internal storage supports UFS 3.0 speeds for faster read/write times.

The Meizu 17 is likely to feature a 6.5-inch AMOLED display with a punch-hole cutout for the selfie camera. This panel reportedly also supports 90Hz refresh rates. The handset also reportedly features a quad-camera setup at the rear. This device is also likely to feature a 4,500mAh battery with support for 30W fast charging.

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Having spent the better part of the last decade writing about technology, Rahul is among the most experienced tech journalists in India. His writing career began back to 2006 when he started off as a member of the Microsoft PYPC (Protect Your PC) team. At Microsoft, most of his time was spent on creating and updating Microsoft’s Knowledge Base articles. In 2008, thanks to his proclivity for consumer technology, he joined Techtree, then India’s most popular consumer tech website. In his decade-long career, Rahul has contributed to several Indian and International publications including GQ Magazine, Onlygizmos, iPhoneHacks, and The Inquisitr.