The successors of the Meizu 17 series will be official in a couple of days. The Chinese manufacturer has been teasing the Meizu 18 series for some weeks now. According to the Chinese 3C certification for these phones, there will be no charger in the box. Now, in a recent Weibo post, the company clarifies that the Meizu 18 series will not have a charger so as not to “put more pressure on the earth’s environmental protection”.
This is a new trend in the industry, of course, it’s Apple that started the whole thing. After the iPhone 12 series canceled the charger, the Xiaomi Mi 11 and Galaxy S21 series followed the same line. However, many other manufacturers still include chargers in the box.
On March 3rd, Meizu will unveil this new series. It will mark the company’s 18th anniversary. In addition, the company will hold the Flye 9 launch a day before – March 2nd.
The entire Meizu 18 series adopts a curved screen design, all of which use a center-cut hole design. Among them, the Meizu 18 Pro uses a 2K screen, and the Meizu 18 uses a 6.2-inch screen.
In other respects, Meizu 18 standard version is expected to use the Qualcomm Snapdragon 870 processor, built-in 4000mAh battery + 36W wired fast charging. On the other hand, the Meizu 18 Pro will use the flagship Snapdragon 888 SoC, front 20MP lens, rear 48MP+48MP+8MP+ToF matrix Module, built-in 4500 mAh battery, and supports 40W wired fast charge.
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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.