The Meizu 15 series is powered by Samsung displays and an Exynos chipset

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Overview
Processor

15 Plus: Samsung Exynos 8895
Octa-core (8x2.5GHz Mongoose)
Mali-G71 MP20 GPU

15: Qualcomm SDM660 Snapdragon 660
Octa-core (8x2.2GHz Kryo 260)
Adreno 512 GPU

15 Lite: Qualcomm MSM8953Pro Snapdragon 626
Octa-core (8x2.2GHz Cortex-A53)
Adreno 506 GPU

Screen Size

15 Plus: 5.95 inches Super AMOLED
1440 x 2560 (~494 ppi)
10,000:1 contrast ratio

15: 5.46 inches Super AMOLED
1080 x 1920 (~404 ppi)
10,000:1 contrast ratio

15 Lite: 5.46 inches LCD
1080 x 1920 (~403 ppi)
1,300:1 contrast ratio

Memory

15 Plus: 6GB RAM
15 & 15 Lite: 4GB RAM

Storage

15 Plus & 15: 64GB and 128GB options
15 Lite: 64GB

Camera/s

15 Plus & 15
Rear: 12MP Sony IMX380 + 20MP IMX350 @ f/1.8
Front: 20MP @ f/2.0

15 Lite:
Rear: 12MP Sony IMX362 @ f/1.9
Front: 20MP @ f/2.0

Battery

15 Plus: 3,500mAh
15: 3,000mAh
mCharge 4.0 (24W)

15 Lite: 3,000mAh
mCharge 3.0 (18W)

Release Date

April 29th, 2018

Weight

15 Plus: 177 grams
15: 152 grams
15 Lite: 145 grams

Materials

Stainless steel/aluminium composite

Operating System

Flyme 7.0 w/ Android 8.0 Oreo

Chinese tech manufacturer Meizu is celebrating its fifteenth year as a company by releasing a commemorative series of smartphones that pertain to more traditional parameters instead of items like 2:1 displays and glossy industrial design.

The Meizu 15 Lite, Meizu 15 and Meizu 15 Plus each come with unique chipsets, though they are well-stacked of themselves and are backed by very decent memory — check out the summary above.

Of note, the trio of devices have 16:9 displays, but with tight bezels for increased screen-to-body ratios: — the 15 Lite, for example, has an 83.4 percent ratio. The panels of the 15 and 15 Plus both come from Samsung, which has also provided its Exynos 8895 SoC for the 15 Plus. The dual-camera systems on the 15 and 15 Plus feature Sony sensors with a 12-megapixel sensor set at 3x “lossless” zoom and a large 20-megapixel wide-angle camera with a sensor size of 1/2.3 inches. Software vendors One Mind and ArcSoft have added artificial intelligence software to help users beautify the heck out of every shot.

All phones come with a 20-megapixel selfie camera that can be used for facial recognition,  an mTouch fingerprint sensor with authentication taking place within 0.08 seconds and an accuracy rate of 99.6 percent and front-facing stereo speakers. Meizu has outfitted the phones with linear vibration motors for quiet, finer reactions that can replicate button presses on the Flyme 7 UI on top of Android. The firmware has a Game Mode for all the tools a gamer might want during playtime while there’s a smarter file retrieval system as part of the device’s native AI system, One Mind version 2.0.

The phones are currently up for reservation before sales commence April 29 in China. The 15 Lite costs about $270, the standard 15 will cost $400 while the Deluxe version of the 15 Plus tops out at $525.

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Jules Wang
Jules Wang is News Editor for Pocketnow and one of the hosts of the Pocketnow Weekly Podcast. He came onto the team in 2014 as an intern editing and producing videos and the podcast while he was studying journalism at Emerson College. He graduated the year after and entered into his current position at Pocketnow, full-time.