Chinese smartphone maker Meizu has taken the wraps off three new smartphones – the Meizu 15, Meizu 15 Plus and Meizu 15 Lite. All three smartphones feature full screen 18:9 displays and do not come with a notch. While the Meizu 15 and Meizu 15 Plus feature dual cameras at the back, the Meizu 15 Lite sticks to a single rear camera. As of now there is no word on the pricing and availability of these smartphones. Also Read - OnePlus, Realme, Black Shark, Xiaomi, Meizu, Oppo, Vivo to get unified P2P sharing platform
Meizu 15, Meizu 15 Plus specifications and features
Both smartphones feature Super AMOLED displays sourced from Samsung, with traditional 16:9 aspect ratio, rather than adopting the new full screen 18:9 aspect ratio. The Meizu 15 comes with a 5.46-inch full HD display, whereas the ‘Plus’ variant comes with a slightly larger 5.95-inch QHD display. Also Read - Meizu 17 Series launched with 6.6 AMOLED display; Snapdragon 865 SoC and more
Under the hood, the Meizu 15 is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 octa-core SoC made on 14nm process, paired with 4GB of RAM and 64GB or 128GB storage options, depending on the variant you choose. The Meizu 15 Plus, on the other hand, is powered by Samsung’s Exynos 8895 octa-core SoC made on 10nm process, paired with 6GB of RAM and 64GB or 128GB storage options. It is the same powerful chipset that powers the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy Note 8 smartphones. Also Read - Meizu 17 series to launch on May 8 with Snapdragon 865, horizontal camera module
Our Sony dual-camera setup with an ultra-large image sensor (1/2.3-inch), ultra-wide aperture (ƒ/1.8) and ultra-large pixels (1.55μm) takes astonishing low-light photos. pic.twitter.com/O1GxhwdYwd
— Ard Boudeling (@ArdCB) April 22, 2018
In the photography department, both the Meizu 15 and Meizu 15 Plus feature dual camera setups at the back. Out of the two, one is a 12-megapixel sensor with wide-angle lens, whereas the second is a 20-megapixel sensor with telephoto lens for up to 3X lossless zoom. While the Meizu 15 Plus features OIS and EIS, the Meizu 15 only comes with OIS support. Meizu says, the cameras feature multi-frame noise reduction and HDR algorithms, just like the one we have seen on the Huawei P20. Up front, both smartphones feature a 20-megapixel selfie camera.
To keep things ticking, the Meizu 15 Plus is powered by a 3,500mAh battery along with fast charging feature, whereas the Meizu 15 comes with a slightly smaller 3,000mAh battery. Both smartphones feature a USB Type-C port for charging and data transfer and they come with a 3.5mm headphone jack too.
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Meizu 15 Lite specifications and features
The ‘Lite’ version features a 5.46-inch full HD (1080p) display, but ditches OLED for LTPS LCD. At the heart of the Meizu 15 Lite runs a Qualcomm Snapdragon 626 octa-core SoC, paired with 4GB of RAM and 64GB onboard storage.
In the photography department, you get a 12-megapixel single camera at the back with aperture f/1.9, and a 20-megapixel front facing camera. To keep things ticking, the smartphone is armed with a 3,000mAh battery along with fast charging capabilities.
Our brand-new linear vibration motor simulates the feeling of pressing down a physical button. We're not only using it for the Meizu 15-series home button, but also across many of the new Flyme 7 features. pic.twitter.com/BZTiVX4isM
— Ard Boudeling (@ArdCB) April 22, 2018
All three smartphones come with Meizu’s new mEngine, a haptic feedback system that is similar to what we have seen on Apple devices with Taptic Engine. In the software department, all three smartphones run on Android 7.1.2 Nougat OS, which is disappointing, and there is no word on when the Oreo update will be rolled out.
Two new earphones! The POP and the Halo, sadly the latter will only be for the domestic Chinese market. pic.twitter.com/toxNjdpffQ
— MEIZU (@meizuofficial) April 22, 2018
Along with smartphones, Meizu also announced the Halo earbuds where the cords come with built in LED light. The company also introduced Pop, truly wireless earpods, a competitor to Apple AirPods. Sadly, pricing and availability details are scarce at the moment.