Chinese manufacturer, Meizu, has not been very consistent in the smartphone market in recent times. Last year, the company only released the Meizu 17 series. However, the company is still active in the market, and its getting set to unveil the Meizu 18 series. Meizu phones come with its Flyme OS and it’s latest Flyme 9 is currently in development. According to a recent teaser from the company, it will announce “a good show” at 10 o’clock tomorrow morning.
Judging from the official warm-up of Flyme so far, we may get the launch information for Flyme 9 tomorrow. Meizu Flyme announced last year that the Meizu 17 series began testing the new version of Flyme on top of the Android 11 system. The company is working on some upgrades and new features in this system. From the reports so far, the Meizu 18 series will come with Flyme 9 (Android 11) out of the box.
Meizu 18 series to use Snapdragon 888, 120Hz Samsung E4 OLED screen & more
According to the information so far, the Meizu 18 series has a standard version and a Pro version. These models will come with 4000± and 4500± mAh batteries respectively. What is puzzling is that the standard version supports 30W charging while the Pro model supports 40W fast charging. Obviously, Meizu is some miles behind the competition. Presently, the charging power of mainstream Android flagships exceeds 50W. The likes of iQOO 7 even use 120W fast charging. The charging power of the Meizu 18 series is only a little faster than that of Apple and Samsung.
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In addition to the Snapdragon 888, @DigitalChatStation report also states that this series will use a 120Hz Samsung E4 OLED display with FHD+ resolution. The phone will also come with a small punch-hole design. As for the price, it appears that this device will be affordable. There were initial reports that this phone will use the SD870 SoC.
In the past few years, mobile phone upgrades are mainly in three aspects: screen, processor, and camera. This year, the FHD+ 120Hz E4 screen will become mainstream. In addition, the Snapdragon 888 is also the standard configuration of the Android flagship. The shortcoming of Meizu mobile phones may be in the camera department. Many manufacturers now use custom sensors and outsole flagship sensors. Only Meizu still uses the public version flagship sensor IMX686. As of now, we do not know if Meizu will upgrade the camera.
At the beginning of December, Meizu technology said that the first batch of Meizu Snapdragon 888 devices will be available in the spring of 2021. Thus, if all goes according to plan, the Meizu 18 series should arrive in March.
In addition, to mobile phones, Meizu also recently exposed an ANC true wireless Bluetooth headset, Meizu’s first smartwatch, and other devices. The “Flyme For Watch” system is specifically for Meizu Watch. These products are also expected to be released with the Meizu 18 series in March this year.
Featured Image: Meizu 17 Pro