Earlier this year, Meizu launched the mid-range Meizu E3 smartphone in China. However, it was revealed prior to the launch by Google’s official Android website. Interestingly, the list also includes the about to launch Meizu 15 smartphones. While there are leaks about the Meizu 15 and Meizu 15 Plus smartphones, the enterprise listing also revealed the first look and key specifications of the Meizu 15 Lite smartphone.
Meizu 15 Lite, Meizu 15, & Meizu 15 Plus Smartphones Leaked by Google
(March 8th, 2018)
All the three Meizu 15 smartphones run on Android Nougat out of the box. While the Meizu 15 & 15 Lite comes with 5.5-inch displays, the Meizu 15 Plus offers a slightly bigger 6-inch display. Meizu is also offering a circular home button below the display that might come with an integrated fingerprint sensor. While the devices in the above-featured image look to offer 16:9 aspect ratio, we strongly feel the company will be coming out with the 18:9 displays.
The home button and the front camera are vertically aligned to the middle of the device. Interestingly, the earpiece on all three devices is moved closer to the top edge for offering a cleaner look on the front. The Meizu 15 devices will be specially launched on the occasion of the company’s 15th anniversary in April. Though the devices will be offering all the basic connectivity options, there is no NFC support for all the three devices.
We might see dual rear cameras at least on the Meizu 15 and Meizu 15 Plus smartphones. Based on the leaked images, these devices will also with a 10-LED ring flash on the rear. Since the expected launch date is only a month away, we can expect more leaks about the Meizu 15 devices to follow soon.
Meizu 15 Smartphones Launching on April 22nd
(April 7th, 2018)
Meizu will be launching the new Meizu 15 series smartphones on the occasion of its 15th anniversary. In the last few months, there are several leaks about these upcoming smartphones. Now, the company posted a new teaser image on its Weibo account saying the launch date is just 15 days away. The launch event will be held on April 22nd in Wuzhen, China. While listings on Android website revealed these devices to sporty 16:9 displays, we expect the company to follow the ongoing trend of 18:9 aspect ratio.
Unlike the recently launched Meizu E3 smartphones, these new devices might come with the mBack physical button. The home button will also come with an integrated fingerprint sensor. Later this year, the company is also rumored to launch Meizu 16 smartphones. Stay tuned on PhoneRadar for more details!
Latest: Meizu 15 Lite, Meizu 15, & Meizu 15 Plus Smartphones Go Official
As announced earlier, Meizu has officially unveiled the Meizu 15, Meizu 15 Plus, and Meizu 15 Lite (M15) smartphones at an event held in China. All the three have been in the rumor mills from last few months. Last month, the listings of these three devices on Google’s Android website had revealed their first look. Today, we got the confirmation of the complete specifications along with pricing and availability of these devices.
While the majority of the Chinese companies are moving from 18:9 to 19:9 displays, the new Meizu 15 smartphones still feature displays with 16:9 aspect ratio. However, the screen-to-body ratio on these devices is higher than the regular 16:9 smartphones. Even the devices come with a simplistic design featuring unibody metal slab with curved edges. On the front, we can spot the tiny circular home button with integrated fingerprint sensor.
• Meizu 15 Lite (M15)
The Meizu 15 Lite is the most affordable smartphone among these three new smartphones. It sports a 5.46-inch IPS display with Full HD (1920 x 1080 pixels) resolution and Qualcomm Snapdragon 626 octa-core processor. There is 4GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage. On the rear, the Meizu 15 Lite offers a single 12MP Sony IMX362 sensor with f/1.9 aperture and 6 LED ring flash. For selfies, the device comes equipped with a 20MP front camera with f/2.0 aperture.
It is backed by a 3,000mAh battery that supports mCharge fast charging technology. It measures 143.62 × 72.38 × 7.45 mm and weighs 145 grams. Connectivity options include 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi (2.4GHz + 5GHz), Bluetooth 4.2, GPS, 3.5mm audio jack, and USB Type-C port. While the power button is placed on the right edge, the volume rocker is on the left edge. The Meizu 15 Lite will be available in Black, Gold, and Red color options.
• Meizu 15
The Meizu 15 comes with the same 5.46-inch Full HD display as seen on the Meizu 15 Lite, but it sports an AMOLED panel instead of IPS panel. Under the hood is the Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 octa-core processor with custom Kryo cores and Adreno 512 GPU. It packs 4GB of RAM and comes in 64GB and 128GB storage variants. There are dual rear cameras on the Meizu 15 featuring 20MP telephoto sensor with f/2.0 aperture and a 12MP wide-angle sensor with f/1.8 aperture.
The device includes 4-axis OIS, PDAF, laser auto-focus, and 6-LED ring LED flash. The device comes with the same 20MP selfie camera and 3,000mAh battery as seen on the Meizu 15 Lite. It also sports stereo speakers and offers basic connectivity options. The Meizu 15 measures 143 × 72.7 × 7.25 mm and weighs 152 grams. It will be available in Black, Blue, Gold, and White color options.
• Meizu 15 Plus
The Meizu 15 Plus sports the same cameras as seen on the Meizu 15 smartphone. Both the Meizu 15 and Meizu 15 Plus also look exactly similar, but comes with different screen sizes. The Meizu 15 Plus sports a larger 5.95-inch AMOLED display with Quad HD (2560 x 1440 pixels) resolution. It is powered by the Samsung Exynos 8895 octa-core processor coupled with Mali-G71 MP20 GPU. This is the same processor that also powered the last year’s Samsung Galaxy S8 and Galaxy Note 8 smartphones.
It packs 6GB of RAM and comes in 64GB & 128GB storage variants. With the bigger display, the Meizu 15 Plus measures 153.8 × 78.25 × 7.25 mm and weighs 178 grams. It includes a 3,500mAh non-removable battery and supports mCharge 4.0 fast charging technology with up to 24W power input. Connectivity options include 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi (2.4GHz + 5GHz), Bluetooth 4.2, GPS, 3.5mm audio jack, NFC, and USB Type-C port. The Meizu 15 Plus comes in Black, Gold, and Grey colors.
With these three smartphones, the company also launched the all-new Meizu 7. The new Meizu 15, Meizu 15 Plus, and Meizu 15 Lite will be running on Meizu 7 out of the box. While Vivo and OPPO offered latest Android 8.1 Oreo with their latest devices, the Flyme 7 offered with the Meizu 15 smartphones is based a couple of years old Android 7.1.2 Nougat. All the three devices also support dual SIM dual standby.
Coming to the pricing, the Meizu 15 Lite (M15) is priced at 1699 Yuan (approx $270 / Rs. 18,000). The Meizu 15 with 64GB and 128GB internal storage is priced at 2499 Yuan (approx $400 / Rs. 26,000) and 2799 Yuan (approx $445 / Rs. 29,500) respectively. Talking about the Meizu 15 Plus, it is priced at 2999 Yuan (approx $475 / Rs. 31,500) for the 64GB variant and 3299 Yuan (approx $525 / Rs. 34,500) for the 128GB variant. These new Meizu 15 smartphones are now available to pre-order and the sales will begin starting April 29th. Stay tuned on PhoneRadar for more details!