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Sep 14, 2015

Meizu Pro 5 Benchmark Result Crushes Samsung Galaxy Note 5, Uses Similar Chipset

Meizu has yet to officially introduce its new Pro 5 flagship, but details on the smartphone's specs have already emerged online in the last couple of days.

The Chinese company announced a while ago that it has no intention of using Qualcomm's 64-bit octa-core Snapdragon 810 processor inside its Pro 5 smartphone. Instead, Meizu Pro 5 will be equipped with Samsung's Exynos 7420 chipset, which is also embedded into Galaxy Note 5 phablet. Moreover, Meizu has decided that it would be cool to launch another version of the Pro 5, which will use a different processor inside, MediaTek's deca-core Helio X20. The latter is said to power HTC's One A9 Aero smartphone as well. Also known as Meizu NIUX, the Pro 5 has been recently spotted at Geekbench, GforGames reports.

Since we already know the smartphone will pack an Exynos 7420 or MediaTek Helio X20 processor, let's take a look at the overall performance of the smartphone tested at Geekbench.

MediaTek's deca-core Helio X20 chipset is even more powerful
Based on the scores achieved by Meizu NIUX, it looks like the smartphone will be slightly more powerful than Samsung's Galaxy Note 5. Meizu's unannounced smartphone scored 1550 points on the single-core test and 5593 on the multi-core test, which is higher than Galaxy Note 5 that achieved 1490 points for single-core and 4950 points for multi-core tests. That is rather curious since the Pro 5 version tested in Geekbench is using the same Exynos 7420 chipset and the same amount of RAM (4GB). Other highlights of the Meizu Pro 5 listed at Geekbench include Android 5.1.1 Lollipop operating system and MIUI 7 on top of it.

Meizu Pro 5 is expected to be unveiled in China on September 25, along with a Go Pro camera. No word on pricing option and availability yet, but we expect more details on the matter to surface in the coming days.

Meizu Pro 5 benchmark results
Image credits to Geekbench

Xiaomi Mi Note 2 Leaks in Press Renders with Dual Front Cameras, Fingerprint Scanner

Xiaomi fans will be pleased to know that their favorite company has a few more surprises for them, which will be revealed by the end of the year.

First of all, the Xiaomi Mi 4c that we saw being leaked not long ago is expected to be launched on September 22. But that won't be the only smartphone released by the Chinese company this year. The Mi5 is expected to arrive this year as well, while the sequel to the company's Mi Note phablet is likely to make its debut once Qualcomm launches its Snapdragon 820 chipset. That being said, it looks like the first renders of the Xiaomi Mi Note 2 have just leaked online, though the Chinese company is still mum on the release date of the smartphone. Still, at least we get to see what the phone looks like and what to expect from it. The first thing we’ve noticed are the dual cameras in the front, which are unusual especially for a high-end smartphone.

What's not unusual is the fingerprint scanner, which should be positioned right under the physical Home button. This isn't surprising at all since it has become standard for high-end handsets to come with fingerprint scanners.

Possible specs indicate the latest technologies will be included
According to previous rumors, Xiaomi Mi Note 2 will boast a large 5.7-inch capacitive touchscreen display that supports Quad HD (2560 x 1440 pixels) resolution and Corning Gorilla Glass coating. On the back, the Mi Note 2 is said to pack a 23-megapixel photo snapper with autofocus, dual LED flash, and 4K video recording, while on the front there should be a no less impressive 12-megapixel camera for great selfies and video calls. The phablet is likely to be available in multiple versions based on the amount of storage: 32GB or 64GB. Also, the Mi Note 2 is said to be equipped with Qualcomm's Snapdragon 820 processor, an Adreno 530 graphics processing unit, and 4GB of RAM.

Last but not least, Xiaomi Mi Note 2 might come preloaded with either Android 5.1.1 Lollipop or Android 6.0 Marshmallow on board, depending on when the phablet will make its debut on the market.

Xiaomi Mi Note 2 (front)

Xiaomi Mi Note 2 (back)
Images credits to Xiaomi Today

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