After months of hiatus, Meizu is now back to the limelight with the launch of the all-new Meizu 18 flagship series which will be competing against other premium models including the upcoming OPPO Find X3 series. As usual, a total of two models were introduced including the vanilla Meizu 18 and the higher-end Meizu 18 Pro.
Meizu 18 Pro
Starting with the higher-end model, the Meizu 18 Pro sports a 6.7-inches Super AMOLED display with a mind-blowing QHD+ screen resolution topped with 120Hz screen refresh rate and 240Hz touch sampling rate. To sweeten the deal, it also brings along HDR10+ support and 5,000,000:1 contrast ratio for an ultra-realistic graphical experience.
Under the hood, the Meizu 18 Pro is powered by the latest Snapdragon 888 mobile platform which will be paired with up to 12GB LPDDR5 RAM and 256GB UFS 3.1 flash storage.
In the camera department, it relies on a quad-camera setup lead by a 50MP Samsung GN1 sensor along with three other auxiliary cameras including a 32 megapixels Sony IMX616 ultra-wide camera with 130-degree FoV, 8 megapixels telephoto camera with 3x optical zoom and a 3D ToF sensor. This will be rounded out by a 44 megapixels selfie camera upfront.
The device is backed by a massive 4,500mAh battery with 40W Super mCharge and 40W Super wireless mCharge support. Other than that, it also comes with 10W reverse charging as well. Interestingly, both the Meizu 18 and 18 Pro didn’t come with a bundled in-box charger this time round.
In the Chinese market, the Meizu 18 Pro is priced at 4,999 Yuan (US$773), 5,499 Yuan (US$851) and 5,999 Yuan (US$928) respectively for its 8GB+128GB, 8GB+256GB and 12GB+256GB variants.
Coming to the slightly more affordable Meizu 18, the device features a slightly smaller 6.2-inches Super AMOLED display but retains the same QHD+ screen resolution, 120Hz refresh rate, 240Hz touch sampling rate, 5,000,000:1 contrast ratio and HDR10+ support.
Just like the Meizu 18 Pro, the vanilla model is also powered by the Snapdragon 888 chipset which is coupled with up to 12GB LPDDR5 RAM and 256GB UFS 3.1 flash storage.
For photography, the Meizu 18 flaunts a toned-down triple-camera system consisting of a 64 megapixels primary shooter, 16 megapixels ultra-wide camera, as well as an 8 megapixels telephoto camera with 3x optical zoom. Likewise, it also settles with a slightly weaker 20 megapixels selfie camera as well.
To keep its lights on, there’s a respectable 4,000mAh battery with 36W Super mCharge charging support. Its worth noting however, that the vanilla Meizu 18 doens’t come with wireless charging support.
In terms of pricing, its priced at 4,399 Yuan (US$680), 4,699 Yuan (US$727) and 4,999 Yuan (US$773) respectively for its 8GB+128GB, 8GB+256GB and 12GB+256GB models.