Meizu 18 and Meizu 18 Pro, the resurgence of the Chinese brand arrives with maximum power and loaded with cameras

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The Chinese manufacturer Meizu has announced two new high-end mobiles in its country: the Meizu 18 and Meizu 18 Pro. Both with the latest in Qualcomm processors (snapdragon 888), with an elegant design, specialized in photography and loaded with features. All at a not too exaggerated price.

It is not that Meizu is too well known outside its borders since the brand has been losing weight with it. rise of colossi like Xiaomi, Vivo or OPPO. The brand maintains the Spanish pageBut it has been a long time since he brought his devices across the country; hence we do not expect to see the new models either: the Meizu 18 and Meizu 18 Pro. It’s a shame, they offer enough appeal according to their specifications.


Meizu 18 and Meizu 18 Pro data sheet

Meizu 18

Meizu 18

SCREEN

6.2-inch curved Super AMOLED
563 dpi density
1,440 x 3,200 pixel resolution
Refresh 120 Hz
Touch 240 Hz
Ratio 20: 9
HDR 10+

6.7-inch curved Super AMOLED
526 dpi density
1,440 x 3,200 pixel resolution
Refresh 120 Hz
Touch 240 Hz
Ratio 20: 9
HDR 10+

PROCESSOR

Snapdragon 888
Snapdragon X60 Modem
GPU Adreno 660

Snapdragon 888
Snapdragon X60 Modem
GPU Adreno 660

Versions

8/128 GB
12 / 128GB
12/256 GB
LPDDR5
UFS 3.1

8/128 GB
12 / 128GB
12/256 GB
LPDDR5
UFS 3.1

REAR CAMERA

64 megapixels Sony IMX682 f / 1.6
16 megapixel wide angle / macro Samsung S5K3P9SX f / 2.2
8 megapixel telephoto lens OmniVision OV08A10 f / 2.4

50 megapixels Samsung S5KGN1 f / 1.9
32 megapixels wide angle / macro Sony IMX616 f / 2.2
8 megapixel OmniVision OV08A10 f / 2.4 OIS telephoto
ToF camera

FRONT CAMERA

20 megapixels f / 2.2

44 megapixels f / 2.4

DRUMS

4,000 mAh
Compatible fast charging 36 W

4,500 mAh
Fast charge 40 W
Wireless charging 40 W

OPERATING SYSTEM

Flyme 9

Flyme 9

Connectivity

5G SA / NSA
WiFi 6

Bluetooth 5.2
NFC
Dual GPS
USB type-C

5G SA / NSA
WiFi 6

Bluetooth 5.2
NFC
Dual GPS
USB type-C

OTHERS

Ultrasonic fingerprint reader under the screen
Dual stereo speakers

Ultrasonic fingerprint reader under the screen
Dual stereo speakers

DIMENSIONS AND WEIGHT

152.4 x 69.2 x 8.18 mm
152 grams

162.5 x 73 x 8.1 mm
189 grams

PRICE

601.52 euros to change (8/256 GB)

From 639.92 euros to change (8/128 GB)

Powerful and high-performance

Meizu 18 Pro Meizu 18 Pro

The new Meizu mobiles aim at the top of the range, not in vain do they reveal their aspirations with the chosen SoC: a Snapdragon 888. Powerful for any task, and capable of swallowing graphics even in the most powerful games, the processor is go accompanied by enough RAM (8/12 GB) and storage (128/256 GB). Both components are fast: LPDDR5 and UFS 3.1, respectively.

The Meizu 18 and Meizu 18 Pro bet on a curved Super AMOLED panel with high resolution (1,440 x 3,200 pixels) that is cut out by an upper hole for the front camera (20 megapixels on the Meizu 18 and 44 megapixels on the Meizu 18 Pro). The characteristics are quite similar in terms of the screen except for the dimensions: 6.2 and 6.7 inches.

Meizu 18 Meizu 18

The rear photographic module is rectangular with multiple cameras: three and four. In the case of the Meizu 18, it bets on a 64 megapixel main sensor, a 16 wide angle and an 8 megapixel telephoto. For its part, the Meizu 18 Pro boasts the new sensor Samsung S5KGN1 50 megapixels as the main one; to which are added a 32 megapixel wide angle, an 8 megapixel telephoto and a ToF camera. On both phones the wide-angle camera doubles as a macro camera.

Meizu 18 Pro Meizu 18 Pro

Both models have under-display ultrasonic fingerprint scanner, they offer dual speakers, NFC, USB C and, as required with the Snapdragon 888, 5G is available as well. In terms of battery, the Meizu 18 has 4,000 mAh (36 W fast charge) and and the Meizu 18 Pro from 4,500 mAh (fast charge). Only the Pro has wireless charging (up to 40W).

Price and availability of the Meizu 18 and Meizu 18 Pro

Meizu 18 Meizu 18

Both models will stay in China, at least for now. They are already available in the manufacturer’s store at the following prices (at the moment only the cost of a variant of the Meizu 18 is known):

  • Meizu 18 8/256 GB: 601.52 euros to change (4,699 yuan).
  • Meizu pro 8/128 GB: 639.92 euros at the exchange rate (4,999 yuan).
  • Meizu pro 8/256 GB: 703.93 euros to change (5,499 yuan).
  • Meizu pro 12/256 GB: 767.93 euros at the exchange rate (5,999 yuan).


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