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Meizu 15, 15 Plus and 15 Lite Launched in China, 16:9 Displays are still the Way to Go?

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Chinese smartphone maker Meizu has finally taken the cover off three new smartphones – the Meizu 15, Meizu 15 Plus and Meizu 15 Lite. All three of them will come with Meizu’s new mEngine and won’t come with a notch, despite 2018 being the unofficial year for notch. Both Meizu 15 and Meizu 15 plus come with dual cameras on the rear whereas the Meizu 15 Lite has stuck with just one camera thus highlighting the ‘Lite’.

Starting with the display, the Meizu 15 and Meizu 15 Plus feature Super AMOLED display with a traditional 16:9 aspect ration instead of adopting the full screen 18:9 ratio. Also, the Meizu 15 comes with a 5.46 inch full HD display whereas the Plus variant comes with a slightly larger 5.95 inch QHD display.

Coming to the processor, the Meizu 15 is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 octa core SoC  processor coupled with 4GB of RAM and 64GB or 128GB storage options depending on the variant you decide to go with. While the Meizu 15 is powered by a Snapdragon processor, the Meizu 15 Plus is powered by a Samsung Exynos 8895 octa core SoC made on 10nm process.

Also, the Meizu 15 plus will come in two variants, 6GB RAM and 64GB of internal storage or 128GB of storage. It’s the same chipset that powered Samsung’s flagships, the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy Note 8.

On the imaging front, both the Meizu 15 and Meizu 15 Plus come with dual cameras on the rear. Of the two, one comes with a 12 MP sensor with wide angle lens and the other with 20 MP sensor with telephoto lens giving you as much as 3X lossless zoom. To add to that, the Meizu 15 Plus comes with a OIS and EIS whereas the smaller one comes with just OIS. According to Meizu, the cameras come with multi-frame noise reduction and HDR algorithms just like Huawei P20. On the front, both of them feature a 20 MP camera to help you click vivid selfies.

The Meizu 15 Plus will be powered by a 3500 mAh battery coupled with fast charging. The Meizu 15 on the other hand will come with a slightly smaller battery of 3,000 mAh. Both of them comes with USB Type-C port for charging and data transfer.

Now talking about the Meizu 15 Lite, phone comes with a 5.46 inch full HD, 1080 display but has ditched OLED for a LTPS LCD display. Under the hood, the Meizu 15 runs on Qualcomm Snapdragon 626 octa core SoC coupled with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage.

Coming to the imaging side of things, the Meizu 15 comes with a 12MP single camera at the back with aperture f/1.9 and a 20MP front facing camera. The device will be powered by  a 3,000 mAh battery along with fast charging capabilities.

Speaking of fast, the smartphone will come with Android Nougat 7.12 which is quite disappointing as Android Oreo is already out. All three devices will come with Meizu’s new mEngine, a haptic feedback system similar to the one seen on iPhones.

Meizu 15 is priced at 24999 Yuan (almost INR 26K) for the 64GB variant and 2799 Yuan (almost INR 28K) for the 128GB variant. Meizu 15 Plus is the pricier variant with pricing starting at 2999 Yuan (almost INR 31K) for the 64GB variant and 128GB variant being priced at 3299 Yuan (almost INR 34K).

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