Meizu was once one of the most notable and relevant smartphone brands in China. However, in counterpart to its fellow smartphone brands, it failed to build a solid presence and consistent strategy in the global markets. With the advent and success of other brands in the multiple price segments, Meizu lost its big market share. Despite this, the company still has some smartphones every year. Last year, the brand debuted its Meizu 17 series, and now it is set to unveil the Meizu 18 and Meizu 18 Pro.
Meizu is celebrating its 18th birthday in March and will begin a “holiday-season” that goes from March 1 to March 3. During this three-day window, the company will unveil a set of new products and its new software skin. Of course, the big stars of the show will be the two flagships which are set to debut on March 3. Today, the company is building some hype for the handsets by revealing key details about their displays.
Meizu 18 and 18 Pro alleged specifications
According to the official page on Weibo, the Meizu 18 will have a 6.2-inch diagonal. We already know that the handset will have curved edges on the size and a single punch hole in the middle. Meanwhile, the Meizu 18 Pro will flaunt a QHD+ resolution. The new resolution is being a tendency for new 2021 flagships and it’s good to see that Meizu 18 Pro will not be behind other high-end phones in this aspect. The phone will bring a 2.5D curved glass finish. In counterpart to last year’s flagships that had a right-aligned punch-hole, the Meizu 18 series will bring a centered punch hole.
The resolution isn’t the only difference between the duo of flagships. The Meizu 18 will pack a Qualcomm Snapdragon 870 SoC. The Meizu 18 Pro, on the other hand, will have a bigger and mightier Snapdragon 888 platform. Worth noting that the Snapdragon 870 still is a capable chipset. It has been released as an upgrade over the Snapdragon 865/865+.
The platform brings more power and efficiency but has similar architecture. Qualcomm has this chipset for cost-effective flagships. Hence companies will not need to use the last year’s chipsets, as the Snapdragon 870 will be a more advantageous option. The Meizu 18 and 18 may also differ in battery capacity and charging speed. Some leaks suggest a 4,000mAh battery in the vanilla and 4,500mAh on the bigger variant. Unfortunately, the devices will lack a charging brick. Instead of going against the tendency to make its devices differ, Meizu will simply follow what other companies are doing.
The duo of flagships will go official in the next week. So stay tuned for more details about them. Meizu is also set to unveil Android 11-based Flyme 9 and Meizu Watch during the event. Although rumors were suggesting a Meizu 18 Max variant, it does not seem to be coming this time.