Monsters from Asia: the Meitu V4s is an edge in a round world
With smartphones in danger of becoming commoditized, it seems it's increasingly hard for manufacturers to stand out with their products. But that hasn't stopped phone makers from trying. Some bet on price, others on unique software features. Meitu—an obscure maker outside of China—is putting its money on distinctive design.
The Meitu V4s, the company's latest high-end, is unlike any other smartphone on the market right now. Alike to a rhombus in form, the V4s' most distinctive quality are its unique looks. But it's not just about the shape, as the materials in use here impress also: a mix between aluminum and calfskin leather lend a premium look (and feel, we'd wager) to the device.
On the imaging front, we've got a 21-megapixel Sony Exmor RS IMX230 sensor helped by a Fujitsu imaging processor, along with dual-color LED flash and f/2.2 aperture lens. The large camera hump on the back is covered by a sapphire lens to prevent damage. The best part? This same camera is available up front for all your selfie needs, complete with a powerful flash.
So how much? This being a fashion-conscious, premium smartphone—and one endorsed by none other than the stunning Angelababy—it doesn't come cheap. The 'Standard' version with a non-leather back costs the equivalent of $530 in China, while the 'Elite' model carries a $668 price tag locally. Originality has a price, it seems.
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