Meizu recently introduced Meizu 15, 15 Plus and M15. Externally Meizu 15 turned out to be expected good. The case of the device is made of metal. And the device is available in black and white colours. Weigh Meizu 15 152grams, and its thickness was 7.25 mm.
On the front panel are stereo speakers, a 20-megapixel camera and a 5.46-inch FHD SuperAMOLED display from Samsung. Meizu 15 Plus received a 5.95-inch similar display, but with 2K-resolution. The contrast ratio was 10,000: 1, the NTSC color coverage was 103%, and the maximum brightness was 430 nits. The front panel also has a round button “Home,” which is very similar to Apple’s smartphones. The button has a built-in fingerprint scanner capable of unlocking the device in 0.08 seconds, and an important role in this was played by the updated Flyme 7 shell.
At the presentation, Meizu announced cooperation with Samsung, Qualcomm, and MediaTek. In this regard, Meizu 15 equipped with a Snapdragon 660 processor, and 15 Plus received the Exynos 8890. Also, Meizu 15 equipped with 4 GB of RAM and 128 GB of flash memory, a 3000 mAh battery, mCharge fast charging (24W), Type-C port, as well as a 3.5-mm headphone jack. Meizu 15 Plus has already 6 GB of RAM and a battery for 3500 mAh. The rest of the device is similar.
The company paid much attention to the camera. Meizu 15 and 15 Plus are equipped with a 12-megapixel main module of Sony IMX380 – the same is installed in Huawei P20 – and 20-megapixel additional IMX350. Both modules have optical stabilization. Of the features, we mention 3X-zoom and portrait mode.
During the presentation, National Geographic photographer came on stage and presented several examples of photos taken with Meizu 15.
A pleasant bonus for future owners of Meizu 15 and 15 Plus will be the analogue of Taptic Engine – mEngine. Now a little about the prices. Meizu 15 with 4 GB of RAM and 64 GB of flash memory is estimated at 2,499 yuan (396 dollars), the version with 128 GB of internal memory costs 2799 yuan (444 dollars).
Meizu 15 Plus with 6 GB of RAM and 64 GB of ROM can be purchased at a price of 2,999 yuan ($ 476), a version with 128 GB of flash memory will cost $ 523. The company also showed Meizu M15 but did not disclose any details, except that the device can be purchased at a price of $ 269 in versions with 4 GB of RAM and 64 GB of flash memory.
At the end of the presentation, Meizu introduced the luminous Meizu Halo headphones at a cost of 999 yuan ($ 158). Also, the Chinese presented their analogue AirPods – Meizu POP. The weight of one earphone is only 5.8 grams. Headphones received LED-backlight, built-in microphone and protection from splashes IPX5. POP valued at 499 yuan (79 dollars).
Next, we talked about Flyme 7. All the built-in applications were redrawn, and the appearance of the main screen did not undergo any major changes. Flyme 7 optimized for the game. If earlier your favourite game produced 45 frames per second, now we are talking about 59 frames per second. Download Flyme 7 will be available today.
Ikechukwu Onu is a writer, front-end dev, and digital junkie with a profound interest in all things tech. When not reviewing gadgets or apps, he enjoys contributing in groups and forums, tinkering with websites, and hanging out with friends.