Meizu Pro 5 mini

The Chinese manufacturer’s recently released flagship – the Meizu PRO 5 – is getting itself a little brother soon, indicates an European retailer’s leak. The mini, sporting a unibody metal design alike it’s elder brother, was listed (whether accidentally or not) on the European reseller eFox’s online store with a complete product description featuring specifications, prices and pictures. Most thrilling is the fact that the PRO 5 mini seems to ship with an Deca Core CPU.

In terms of design the PRO 5 mini seems almost identical to the full-size PRO 5, only exception being of course the physical dimensions. We’ve seen a couple of Meizu “mini’s” lately and this one follows the trend – the design stays, the specs get a little facelift on top and the device itself is shrinked a little smaller. Therefore the mini’s display is a little smaller too, with the Full HD AMOLED screen having a diagonal of 4,7 inches compared to the PRO 5’s 5,7″ screen. Both phones having the same screen resolution (1080×1920) means the ppi of the mini’s display getting cranked up to 469 pixels per inch from the PRO 5’s 386 ppi.

Like the PRO 5, the PRO 5 mini for certain ships with Flyme OS 5 (based on Android 5.1) and rocks the Mediatek MT6797 Helio X20 Chipset with ten cores in total (2.5 GHz 2-core Cortex-A72 & 2 GHz 4-core Cortex-A53 & 1.4 GHz 4-core Cortex-A53). The GPU is a Mali-T880 MP4 in addition to the 3GB RAM reported at least on the 32GB variant. The second of the Dual Nano SIM slots also supports expandable storage, with support up to 128GB via microSD, just like the PRO 5. Unlike the PRO 5, there’s no support for USB Type-C in the mini variant – on the base part there’s a typical microUSB port instead. Other specs are hardly any different from the PRO 5, except for no NFC and a reportedly little slower network support. The main-shooter camera sensor is 16 megapixel, while for selfies you get 5 megapixels. This time a “mini” model by meizu supports fingerprint scanning, however.

The 32GB variant is priced at 360€ on the European retailers early-listed product page. There are wild rumors about a 64GB variant too, but on behalf of that the actual fact about whether the specs leaked on the product page are even final or correct at all remains to be seen until the official launch. The PRO 5 mini is expected to be launched officially in China for the Christmas season – however us foreigners shouldn’t get any excited before next year at all.