Even more Meizu Pro 7 leaked images show what playing Pac Man on its secondary screen looks like


The Meizu Pro 7 has been leaking a lot over the past few weeks, in a somewhat finished state. This must mean that the smartphone is nearing release, which is good news for fans of the Chinese brand – or anyone with a liking for unorthodox smartphones.

With its full-color secondary display, the Pro 7 is going to be notably different from other handsets coming out this year. It's also going to try and make another case for the practical usefulness of secondary screens on smartphones with big and informative enough displays already.

We certainly don't mind Meizu trying out something different, though we can't help but think that having a secondary screen be a top-model smartphone's single distinguishing feature is a bit gimmicky. The Meizu Pro 7 doesn't seem super captivating by itself. It mostly looks like last year's model, big top/bottom bezels and all that. And FlymeOS is a great Android skin, though not a must-have.

Moreover, the addition of a dual camera and a reasonably powerful MediaTek chipset aren't so impressive as selling points, now that dual cameras are commonplace on high-end phones and Qualcomm's processors are consistently faster – though pricier – than MediaTek's. It's tough standing out in the crowded smartphone market, and making a good enough – even fantastic Android smartphone – simply won't cut it against the Galaxy S8's sleekness and Samsung's marketing budget.

But let's not put the cart before the horse here. Maybe Meizu made a killer second screen that's going to offer a refreshing new way of engaging with your smartphone, or a plethora of clever customization features. As the images show, you can play Pac Man without ever unlocking your phone, which is... nice to have!

Still, Meizu does possess the talent to turn something like this into a worthwhile addition to its flagship device. Hopefully, the smartphone's announcement is near and we'll get to learn more from the company itself very soon.

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