Meizu launches M5 instead of M4 without metal shell
Meizu launches M5 instead of M4 without metal shellIBTImes India / Sami Khan

Meizu is on a roll. After launching the MX6 and m3e smartphones recently, the Chinese company is now planning to launch a new smartphone. Unlike the previous releases, the upcoming release is going to be a flagship model and will succeed the Pro 6 smartphone, which was launched in April.

The information comes from a teaser image leaked on China's micro-blogging site Weibo. The leaked image appears to be like an invite for the event, which is set to happen on September 3. The photo also contains tag lines "Pro than Pro" and "true flagship fingertips," which are clear hints that the Chinese smartphone maker will introduce the next flagship in its portfolio.

Other details about the upcoming "Pro" flagship are unavailable, but Ray Arena speculates the name of the device to be Pro 7 or Pro 6 Pro. The new piece of information about a new Meizu flagship fits aligns perfectly with the recent leak on AnTuTu benchmarking site.

The recent AnTuTu listing revealed some key specifications of a device codenamed "Meizu_m96." By the looks of it, it might be the Meizu Pro 7. The listing revealed a Quad HD 2K display for the smartphone, along with other high-end specs such as 4GB RAM, 32GB storage and Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow, GizmoChina reported. The device also had a 12MP rear camera and a 5MP front camera, but the specifics about the sensors were not revealed.

Despite all the possibilities favoring the Pro 7's release early next month, September 3 falls on a Saturday and it is not common among tech companies to launch a product on a weekend, Ray Arena pointed out. The authenticity of the leaked teaser remains unverified and the company hasn't confirmed anything on the matter.

But if we are considering rumours at this stage, there have been several reports about a new smartwatch by Meizu. The wearable tech was expected to be launched on August 10, alongside Meizu m3e, but that never happened. It is possible we might also see a smartwatch along with the new Meizu flagship early next month.