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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9 Comments

1. dubaiboy78

Posts: 455; Member since: Sep 19, 2014

Stupid design!! Like icrap!

2. Martin_Cooper

Posts: 1774; Member since: Jul 30, 2013

Ugly as f**k. Even more retarded gimmick than LG's secondary screen.

3. maherk

Posts: 6965; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

This phone MAYBEEE would've been cool 10 years ago, but compare it with all other phones now, and it looks extremely stupid.

4. TechGirl90 unregistered

I like Technology just as much as the next person and is always looking forward to new ideas from Companies, but this one makes no sense.

5. skips

Posts: 486; Member since: Oct 04, 2015

why not an e-ink display? won't an lcd put a huge strain on the battery? all its supposed to do is to show notifications right? the black glass doesn't go well with the lighter shell colors of the phone. i feel like this would look sick on a black pro 7. i like the idea, the execution could've been a bit better. but overall it doesn't make me want to buy it.

6. airoid

Posts: 130; Member since: Dec 13, 2016

What is it use for with a tiny screen on back? Maybe selfie with rear camera. Stupid idea, but at least they're innovating hahaa

7. monoke

Posts: 1173; Member since: Mar 14, 2015

"Dude why are u playing pac-man on that weird tiny screen on back? " "Cuz I felt like it." This is when you know you've got a weird friend.

8. Alter

Posts: 232; Member since: Mar 25, 2016

Looks like a refrigerator

9. rsiders

Posts: 1976; Member since: Nov 17, 2011

Who wants to do it from the back? :D Use their phone that is.

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