Meizu PRO 7’s Back Cover Pops Up, Secondary Display Coming?

The Meizu PRO 7 is one of the most anticipated Chinese smartphones of 2017, and the alleged back cover of this smartphone just surfaced. Now, a couple of days ago, several renders of the Meizu PRO 7 appeared, and this newly-leaked back side actually goes hand-in-hand with those renders. If this image looks a bit weird to you, there’s a good reason for it, as the Meizu PRO 7 is now rumored to sport a secondary display on its back, let us explain.

If you take a look at the provided image, you will notice the cutout for the dual camera setup, and right next to it a cutout for a dual-LED, dual tone flash. Well, below the dual camera setup is where the display will lie, allegedly, as there’s clearly some space for… well, something. If previous renders are to be believed, this is where the secondary display will be placed, which is quite interesting, and not something we’ve seen thus far. We have seen devices which have a secondary ink display on the back, but that display takes the whole back side of such phones, basically, this is more subtle, and we’re still unsure what kind of a display will this be. Previously leaked renders did not show us a picture of a phone with a turned on display, so we really don’t know what to expect. All in all, this sounds really interesting, to say the least.

Android O feature spotlight: Enabling developer options requires your device’s passcode

Turning on the developer options menu has been the same for who knows how long. You always open settings, go to ‘About phone,’ and tap on the build number for a certain number of times (though most of us simply tap on it furiously). However, the second Android O developer preview has added another step: entering your device’s PIN, password, or pattern.

As you might have been able to guess, this extra step is for security purposes. After all, you wouldn’t want someone to unlock your bootloader or enable USB debugging without your knowledge. For instance, unlocking the bootloader disables factory reset protection, which means that a thief could get away with a stolen phone that was unlocked when taken just fine.

Regardless of whether you have a PIN, pattern, or password, you’ll get this prompt on the O preview. We don’t imagine it going anywhere in the final version, since it works just fine. It’s a simple addition, but a useful one nonetheless.