Meizu Pro 5 Beats The Galaxy Note 5 in GeekBench
Just a week ago, reports emerged online revealing a new Meizu flagship, which was identified by the codename “Niux.” Amid these rumors, the Chinese smartphone maker moved to a new sub-brand, as it confirmed that its top-end models will be known by the “Pro” moniker, instead of “MX.”
That means the new Meizu Pro 5 expected to be unveiled on September 25 might be the same device as the Niux.
The Meizu Pro 5 is rumored to be equipped with the same exact Exynos SoC powering Samsung’s latest flagship, the Galaxy Note 5. The octa-core The 7420 chipset uses the same ARM implementer 64 custom architecture as Samsung’s.
Alongside the Exynos SoC, the upcoming Meizu flagship features 4 GB of RAM, coupled with a Mali-T760MP8 GPU.
While the so-called Niux apparently shares the Note 5’s CPU, it appears to yield a higher score in the Geekbench benchmark. It tops 1550 points in the single-core tests, and a whopping 5593 pts. in multi-core. In contrast, the Galaxy Note 5 scores an average of 1490 and 4950 pts. in single and multi-core benchmarks respectively.
This might come as a surprise considering both terminals make use of similar internal hardware. However, the most probable reason that could explain why the Pro 5 seems faster than the Note 5 might lie in the difference b/w their screen resolutions.
The Galaxy Note 5 has a 5.7-inch display with a QHD resolution of 2560 x 1440, while the Meizu Pro 5 is rumored to sport a 5.5-inch panel with a lower resolution of 1920 x 1080.
Nevertheless, the Meizu Pro 5 might come out to be a strong contender, as it’s rumored to be priced at $470, which seems pretty reasonable for a phone of this stature.
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