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Meizu releases Meizu 18 and Meizu 18 Pro smartphones in China

by on03 March 2021

Qualcomm's Snapdragon 888 SoC and curved glass front for both phones

As scheduled earlier, Meizu has now released its two new smartphones in China, the Meizu 18 Pro and the Meizu 18. Both smartphones pack quite a punch with Qualcomm's flagship Snapdragon 888 SoC and both feature high-end screens with curved front glass.

As expected, both the Meizu 18 Pro and the Meizu 18 get 5G, thanks to Snapdragon 888 SoC with Snapdragon X60 5G modem, but also feature up to 12GB of LPDDR5 RAM, and 128GB or 256GB of UFS 3.1 storage.

Meizu 18 Pro with 6.7-inch AMOLED screen and four sensor main camera

The Meizu 18 Pro is built around a 6.7-inch 3200x1400 resolution Samsung AMOLED panel with support for 120Hz refresh rate and 240Hz touch sampling. It has HDR10+ support and 420/1300 nits of brightness.

The screen has a curved Corning Gorilla Glass 6 panel with 50-degree slopes on the sides and a 5-degree one at the top and bottom.

The 6.7-inch screen gave the Meizu 18 Pro 162.5x73x8.1mm dimensions and 189g weight, which is not half bad considering its size.

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The Meizu 18 Pro has a quad sensor main camera with 50-megapixel Samsung main sensor behind an f/1.9 lens with PDAF and OIS, Sony's IMX616 32-megapixel sensor with ultrawide f/1.9 lens and 130-degree FoV, an 8-megapixel 3x zoom sensor and a 3D ToF sensor. The front snapper is a 44-megapixel one.

The rest of the specifications include underdisplay fingerprint sensor, and we are talking about Qualcomm's latest ultrasonic one, 4,500mAh battery with support for 40W wired charging and 10W wireless charging, and Android 11 OS with Flyme 9 on top of it.

Meizu 18 also comes with Snapdragon 888 SoC but a slightly weaker camera system

Meizu 18 can also be considered as a flagship smartphone but it comes with a slightly smaller 6.2-inch 3200x1440 resolution AMOLED screen, which actually gives it a higher pixel density, of about 560ppi. It also has a curved screen front glass as well as packs the same punch with Qualcomm's Snapdragon 888 SoC.

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The camera system on the Meizu 18 is a triple sensor one with a main 64-megapixel Sony IMX682 sensor behind an f/1.6 lens with PDAF and OIS, 16-megapixel sensor behind an ultrawide lens, and 8-megapixel 3x zoom telephoto one. The front camera is a 20-megapixel one.

The Meizu 18 also comes with a slightly smaller 4,000mAh battery with 36W wired charging and lacks wireless charging but should still retain the same underdisplay fingerprint sensor.

Both smartphones also come in three color options, White, Blue, and Purple for Meizu 18 and White, Blue and Grey for Meizu 18 Pro, and should be available in 8/128GB, 8/256GB, and 12/256GB configurations in China as of March 8th.

The price is set at CNY 4,399 ($680), CNY 4,699 ($710) and CNY 4,999 ($770) for the Meizu 18, and CNY 4,999 ($770), CNY 5,499 ($850), and CNY 5,999 ($930) for the Meizu 18 Pro. Unfortunately, Meizu did not give any details on global availability. 


Last modified on 03 March 2021
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