Meizu 15, Meizu 15 Pro and Meizu 15 Lite are unveiled with nary a notch in sight

Meizu 15, Meizu 15 Pro and Meizu 15 Lite are unveiled with nary a notch in sight
Today, Chinese smartphone manufacturer Meizu introduced three new handsets. The Meizu 15, Meizu 15 Pro and the Meizu 15 Lite are so named as a way to celebrate the 15th anniversary of the company. The high-powered Meizu 15 Pro features a 5.95-inch 2K OLED display and 2017's Exynos 8895 chipset. The latter is a 10nm chip with an octa-core CPU and the Mali-G71 MP20 GPU. 6GB of RAM is inside along with 64GB/128GB of native storage.

On back of the Meizu 15 Pro is a dual camera setup (12MP + 20MP) with OIS and EIS. The main camera has an aperture of f/1.8, and the secondary sensor has a telephoto lens. In front, there is a 20MP camera to handle selfies and video chats. Keeping the lights on is a 3500mAh battery, and Meizu's Flyme 7 Android skin is pre-installed. This model will be priced starting at 2999 Chinese Yuan, which is the equivalent of $475. By the way, this model has the thinnest bezels in the industry right now, measuring 1.175 mm, and offers plenty of AI capabilities. Available in Black and Gold, the Meizu 15 Pro has a zippy fingerprint scanner and comes bundled with a 24W charger for mCharge 4.0. An image of this phone can be seen in the photo at the top of this story.

The Meizu 15 carries a smaller 5.46-inch OLED panel with an 1080p resolution. Powering this model is the Snapdragon 660 mobile platform, which carries an octa-core CPU and the Adreno 512 GPU. There is 4GB of RAM and 64GB/128GB of native storage available. The cameras on the phone match what you'll find on the 15 Plus with one exception; there is no EIS, only OIS. Flyme 7 is pre-installed. The device is available in White, Black, Blue, and Gold with a price that starts at 2500 Chinese Yuan, equivalent to $397 USD. A 24W mCharge charger is included in the box.

The Meizu 15 and Meizu 15 Pro will launch on April 29th in China and will be offered in select global markets like the UAE, Singapore, Hong Kong, Ukraine and Spain. That means we do not expect them to be released in the states.


The Meizu 15 Lite was announced separately from the other two models, and will not be available in China. This phone also has a 5.46-inch screen, but it is an LCD display. Under the hood is the Snapdragon 626 chipset, which comes with an octa-core CPU and the Adreno 506 GPU. 4GB of RAM is inside along with 64GB of native storage. The 12MP camera on back has an aperture of f/1.9, and like the other handsets in the series, there is a 20MP selfie shooter. A 3000mAh battery is inside, and an 18W mCharge compatible charger is included with the purchase of the phone.

Meizu, it should be noted, is going against the trend. None of the three phones unveiled today has a notch.


source: Meizu

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10 Comments

1. NateDiaz

Posts: 1089; Member since: Mar 03, 2018

No notch but that iPhone like home button. They just ruined a beautiful phone.

2. fyah_king unregistered

Chinese people can't innovate or what? Lol

7. worldpeace

Posts: 3135; Member since: Apr 15, 2016

Actually it's one of their innovations, Meizu didn't use trio navigation buttons like other android smartphones, instead they use gesture on that single button.

3. notfair

Posts: 755; Member since: Jan 30, 2017

"Meizu has brought back the ring flash for these three, and interestingly, there are 6 LEDs in the ring." - so it is a nice addition anyway.

4. AronWunarso

Posts: 244; Member since: Feb 21, 2016

So you mean, that isn't the fingerprint sensor on the back instead it is the LED flash?

5. notfair

Posts: 755; Member since: Jan 30, 2017

it is both

6. Jacksie66 unregistered

Add a notch=Copying iPhone Don't add a notch=copying iPhone Some people can't be pleased..

8. Farcaster

Posts: 162; Member since: Apr 16, 2018

More like, Don't add a notch but add an exact replica of the home button = copying iPhone.

10. TechNeck

Posts: 656; Member since: Aug 29, 2014

You act like there was not any phones with a button in the same location

9. Crispin_Gatieza

Posts: 3150; Member since: Jan 23, 2014

So a round home button qualifies as an Apple copy? Nothing else about this phone remotely reminds anyone of Apple. It looks more like a Nokia 6 2018 than anything from Cupertino.

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