When one camera isn’t enough, add a second one. And when one screen isn’t enough, go ahead and add a second one too. The Yota phones have the e-ink display on the back and the LG V20 has the smaller “ticker” display at the top. Joining the dual screen trend are the newly announced Meizu Pro 7 and Meizu Pro 7 Plus, except these Android smartphones could finally be doing it right.

Meizu Pro 7, Pro 7 Plus Add Secondary AMOLED Screen to the Back

Earlier today, Meizu announced the pair of new smartphones that share a very important common feature: a secondary AMOLED display on the back. The new second screen doesn’t cover the entirety of the back like how the e-ink screen does with the Yota3. Instead, you get a 2-inch Super AMOLED vertical strip below the dual camera module.

Since it’s Super AMOLED, you get full color and full touch control for such features as playing music or checking notifications. It can also make for better selfies, since you can shoot with the rear cameras using this rear display as the viewfinder. It’ll really depend on how far Meizu takes the software here. The potential is tremendous to be much more than just a gimmick.

The core specs are perfectly sensible too. The Meizu Pro 7 has a 5.2-inch full HD Super AMOLED screen, a deca-core MediaTek Helio X30 processor, 4GB of RAM, 64GB of eMMC 5.1 storage, a 3000mAh battery, USB-C, a 3.5mm headphone jack (yay!), and Android 7.0 with Meizu FlymeOS 6 UX, plus dual 12MP Sony IMX386 sensors for the RGB and monochrome cameras on the back and a 16MP camera on the front.

The larger Meizu Pro 7 shares the same MediaTek chipset, but gets upgraded to a 5.7-inch quad HD Super AMOLED screen, 6GB of RAM, 64GB or 128GB of UFS 2.1 storage, and a bigger 3500mAh battery with mCharge 4.0 (5V/5A).


While there is no official word, the expectation is that the Meizu Pro 7 and Pro 7 Plus will launch in China (and other nearby markets) on August 5 priced around $430 and $530, respectively.

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