Yesterday, a Weibo tipster shared the record information of two new Meizu models. They are suspected to belong to the Meizu 18 series. Today, the blogger confirmed that these two phones are Meizu’s Snapdragon 888 models. They may be named 18 series and are expected to be released in the first quarter.
According to the current information, the Meizu 18 series is divided into a standard version and a professional version (Pro). They will come with 4000(±)mAh and 4500(±)mAh batteries, respectively. What is interesting is that the standard version will still come with a 30W charging power, and the professional version only has 40W fast charging. Now, the charging power of mainstream Android flagships has reached more than 50W. Moreover, the iQOO 7 even uses 120W fast charging. The charging power of the Meizu 18 series is only a little faster than that of Apple and Samsung.
There is no exact information on other aspects. The blogger said that the main upgrade points are the processor and the screen. The Snapdragon 865 is upgraded to the Snapdragon 888, and the screen is upgraded to native FHD+, 120Hz, Samsung E4 OLED luminescent material, and a small hole design.
In the past few years, smartphone upgrades are mainly in three aspects: screen, processor, and camera. This year, FHD+ / 120Hz / E4 screen will become the mainstream, and Snapdragon 888 is the standard configuration of Android flagship. The shortcoming of Meizu smartphones lies in camera. Manufacturers have begun to use custom sensors and outsole flagship sensors. Only Meizu still uses the public version flagship sensor IMX686.
The Meizu 17 series starts at 3699 yuan ($571), while the Meizu 18 series is expected to remain unchanged, starting at 3699 yuan. At the beginning of December, Meizu’s official WeChat account stated that the first batch of new Meizu products equipped with Snapdragon 888 will be available in the spring of 2021. If nothing happens, the Meizu 18 series will be released in March.
In addition, Meizu also recently exposed ANC true wireless Bluetooth headsets, Meizu’s first smart watch and other devices, and designed the “Flyme For Watch” system specifically for Meizu Watch. These products are also expected to be released together with the Meizu 18 series in March this year.