As expected, Meizu unveiled its 18 series in China today. The Meizu 18 and 18 Pro both run Snapdragon 888 chipsets with 5G, offer up to 12GB of RAM, and they are both on sale in China starting today.
The Meizu 18 Pro is the bigger phone with a 6.7-inch 3200x1440px Samsung E4 AMOLED that supports 120Hz refresh rate and a 240Hz touch sampling rate.
The front glass is curved on all four sides – 50-degrees on the left and right and 5-degrees on the top and bottom. Meizu has gone with Qualcomm’s latest 3D ultrasonic fingerprint scanner underneath the display.
The Meizu 18 Pro is equipped with a Snapdragon 888 5nm chipset with a X60 5G modem built-in. There are either 8GB or 12GB of LPDDR5 RAM paired with the SoC, while the storage is 128GB or 256GB of UFS 3.1.
The Meizu 18 Pro has four sensors on the rear. The main camera has a 50MP Samsung GN1 sensor and f/1.9 lens, next to it is a 32MP f/2.2 Sony IMX616 ultrawide camera with a 130-degree field of view and focusing from 2cm for macros. There are also an 8MP 3x zoom camera (78mm equivalent) and a 3D ToF sensor. On the front the Meizu 18 Pro has a 44MP selfie shooter.
The Meizu 18 Pro has a 4,500mAh battery with support for 40W wired charging and 10W reverse-wireless charging.
Moving on to the Meizu 18. It’s a more compact phone with a 6.2-inch 3200x1440px AMOLED display with the same 120Hz refresh rate and 240Hz sampling rate. The Meizu 18 also has a quad-curved front glass.
The Meizu 18 is equal to the Pro in terms of performance with a Snapdragon 888 chipset, 8GB or 12GB of RAM, UFS 3.1 storage and 5G support.
Camera-wise the Meizu 18 brings a 64MP f/1.6 Sony IMX682 main camera, 16MP f/2.2 ultrawide unit, 8MP 3x telephoto camera, but no 3D ToF sensor. The selfie camera is a 20MP f/2.2 one.
Finally the Meizu 18 has a 4,000mAh battery with 36W charging. The 18 lacks wireless charging.
Meizu will ship both the 18 and 18 Pro in a retail box with a single USB cable, but will open a campaign where it will give a new charger in exchange two old ones.
Both Meizu 18’s are on pre-sale today and will launch in stores on March 8. The Meizu 18 will come in White, Blue and Purple and in 8/128GB, 8/256GB and 12/256GB, priced CNY 4,399, CNY 4,699 and CNY 4,999, respectively. The Meizu 18 Pro will come in White, Blue and Grey and in the same 8/128GB, 8/256GB and 12/256GB configurations. Prices are CNY 4,999, CNY 5,499 and CNY 5,999, respectively.