Chinese smartphone maker Meizu is set to launch Meizu 15 and Meizu 15 Plus to mark its 15 years in the industry this month. The smartphones were recently certified by Chinese Telecom Authority TENAA, and they also appeared on Android website. Now, the smartphones have appeared in the form of hands-on photos. The Meizu 15 and Meizu 15 Plus are expected to launch alongside Meizu 15 Lite as mark of company’s big presence in the mobile industry.
The leaked photos show the Meizu 15 alongside the Meizu 15 Plus, and it is immediately clear that the Plus model will have bigger display than the regular model. On both the smartphones, the front-facing camera is centered above the display, while the lower lip of the device houses a round home button that will likely double up as fingerprint sensor. The hands-on photos posted by MyDrivers suggest that the smartphones will offer metal unibody construction with reflective back casing that could be glass back similar to Galaxy S9 flagship smartphone.
The back-side of the device features dual rear camera setup, which is vertically stacked and aligned around the upper middle portion of the device. There is also Meizu’s standard ring-shaped LED flash accompanying the dual camera system.
In terms of specifications, the Meizu 15 Plus is expected to feature a 5.95-inch Quad HD display, and will use Samsung’s Exynos 8895 SoC, which is also found under the hood of Galaxy S8 and Galaxy Note 8 smartphones. It is expected to arrive in two variants – a standard model with 4GB RAM and 64GB storage, and higher-end model with 6GB of RAM and 128GB of storage.
The TENAA listing indicates the Meizu 15 Plus will sport dual rear cameras with a combination of 12-megapixel and 20-megapixel image sensors. It will also sport a 20-megapixel selfie camera at the front. It is expected to be backed by a 3,430mAh battery, and run Flyme UI based on Android Oreo.
The Meizu 15, on the other hand, is likely to feature 5.46-inch Full HD+ display, and will use Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 SoC. Meizu recently signed license agreement with Qualcomm to use its mobile platform on its smartphones. It will also be available in 4GB/6GB and 64GB/128GB storage options but offer a smaller 2,940mAh battery.
The Meizu 15 and Meizu 15 Plus will be joined by a cheaper variant dubbed Meizu 15 Lite. The company’s founder Huang Zhang has also confirmed that Meizu 16 “ultra-flagship” will arrive as successor to Meizu 15 in August. There is no clarity on Meizu’s refresh cycle, but these new smartphones might offer good challenge to Oppo, Vivo, and Xiaomi in the Chinese market.