Leaked images of the much-expected iPhone 7 and its new antenna design recently permeated the Internet, but Meizu's VP has a different version of the story.
Li Nan, Vice President of the OEM Meizu, just made a surprising declaration: some of those fresh iPhone leaks actually featured the upcoming Meizu Pro 6 flagship and not the next iPhone model.
Li posted two images on his Weibo page to back up his version of the story. One of them clearly shows the back of the Pro 6 premium smartphone, which carries a Meizu logo. We would not call the photo a leak, considering that it comes from the man at the helm of the company. However, we will give Meizu the benefit of the doubt, as the company pointed out several times that it took its time to craft the perfect antenna design.
At the same time, it must be noted that a series of similar design choices were spotted on the alleged iPhone 7. Looking at an image from a recent iPhone leak, we can see the back of the device with a clearly engraved Apple logo ... and the resemblance with Meizu's latest device is staggering, to say the very least.
Recent rumors revealed that the Meizu Pro 6 will come in two variants: one of them packs an intimidating 6 GB of RAM and a hefty 128 GB of storage space, while the second is a more down-to-Earth device with 4 GB of RAM and 64 GB of storage. It seems that the flagship Pro 6 will sport Flyme OS 6.0 out of the box.
So far, we know that the Meizu Pro 6 will display its visuals on a Full HD 1080p screen and that its processing power will rely on an Exynos 8890 CPU.
Previous leaks pointed out that iPhone 7 Plus will feature an antenna design as well as a dual-camera module. One significant advantage of having a dual-camera setup is that it allows optical zoom on smartphones. However, there are additional advantages to the dual-camera, such as taking two different pictures simultaneously and combining them afterward for semi-3D effect.
So far, it seems that imitation is the most sincere form of appreciation. Who was inspired by who remains to be seen, but as soon as we have an answer, we will keep you posted.