Meizu has finally released the Meizu 17 and 17 Pro last week. Both phones came after a long teaser campaign with flagship specs and a refresh rate of 90 Hz. At a time when premium devices were displaying 120 Hz and even 144 Hz refresh rates, fans wondered if 90 Hz is sufficient for the new Meizu flagships. The company apparently knows that not all fans are happy and are working on an update that introduces a 120 Hz update rate mode.
Typically, Android community and custom ROM developers work on mods to provide unavailable update rate modes. However, this is the first time that we have seen such a feature from an OEM. In other words, Meizu basically confirms that the 120 Hz mode was always there, but it took more time to be available. The new model will be available through a software update that Early Adopters is currently testing. If no critical error occurs, the company will make the firmware available for additional users.
In addition to the 90 Hz refresh rate, the handset also contains 180 Hz touch sampling. Unfortunately, we are not sure whether this will increase to 240 Hz after the 120 Hz update mode is reached. Sales of both handsets started today in China. However, we have no idea when these devices will make room for western markets.