The long-awaited announcement from Meizu: new smartphones Meizu 15, Meizu 15 Plus and Meizu M15 on Android 7.1 in April 2018
In honor of the 15th anniversary of the company today, we were immediately introduced three new smartphones: Meizu 15, Meizu 15 Plus and Meizu M15.
But the funny thing in this situation is that all three new items «out of the box» are running Android 7.1 (with the proprietary Flyme OS 7 shell), which means that at the time of the official sales launch we already consider them «Junk», and not Droids. In April 2018, you need to release new smartphones on Android 8.1 Oreo, but not on last year’s version 7.1. This is the first.
And, secondly, as many correctly noted by the characteristics of Meizu 15, Meizu 15 Plus and Meizu M15 (by the way, earlier it was called Meizu 15 Lite) lack of an NFC module for contactless payments. Honestly, we would not have turned the language to call this line of smartphones flagship. This impression is created that it should have been announced a year ago, and not now.
Briefly on the main characteristics. Screens for models Meizu 15 and Meizu M15 received a diagonal of 5.46 inches, but different technologies (Super AMOLED and LTPS IPS LCD respectively). The large version of Meizu 15 Plus screen size of 5.95 inches and also Super AMOLED matrix. Three different processors are used in smartphones (for the first time Qualcomm chips appear in Meizu) — Snapdragon 660 in Meizu 15, Exynos 8895 Octa in the plus version, and the younger model got Snapdragon 626.
Separately it is worth noting the dual cameras from Meizu 15 and 15 Plus with 12+20 MP modules. Front cameras in all three models are very good with 20 MP modules. So, your selfies will be very high quality. Both older models received stereo speakers.
By the way, in the design of the case there is one good distinguishing feature of these smartphones, which should allocate them among the total mass of new smartphones in 2018. This ratio of the case is 16:9, not 18:9. This is the absence of a cutout above the screen, like the iPhone X. And on the back panel under the cameras there is a 6-segment ring flash around, as we understand, the sensor of fingerprints. By the way, in this sensor the function mBack (tactile feedback system mEngine) is implemented with the new 40 usage scenarios. Interestingly, marketers understand that it will be hard for a user to remember these 40 scenarios, not to mention how much he will actually use.
And let’s talk about the price and the start date of sales. Buy Meizu 15 / 15 Plus / M15 will be available from the end of April in China. In other countries of the world, sales will begin later. The price of Meizu 15 starts at $395, the price of Meizu 15 Plus — from $440, the price for the minor model Meizu M15 will start at $270.