The 18 Series of the Meizu was announced in China as a flagship smartphone on 3rd March 2021. Under the series, the company has two new smartphones: Meizu 18 and Meizu 18 Pro. They are the successor to last year’s Meizu 17 series. With the starting price of 4,399 Yuan, the smartphones are available for purchase from 8th March in China. According to the Chinese price, the smartphone’s expected price is NPR 90,000 for Meizu 18 and NPR 105,000 for Meizu 18 Pro in Nepal.
Meizu 18 and Meizu Pro Overview
Both smartphones are similar, with flagship features and only a few changes in the camera and battery. They flaunt a Super-AMOLED display and have a fingerprint sensor that works with wet hands and underwater. Let’s dive into their features, specifications and know the differences.
Design and Build Quality
Meizu 18 offers a 6.2 inches S-AMOLED E4 display with curves on all four corners. The screen has a 120Hz refresh rate offering a 20:9 aspect ratio. Following this, the screen resolution is 1440 x 3200 pixels. It supports HDR10+ and has a 240Hz touch sampling rate, 1300nits peak brightness, and 563ppi pixel density.
Meizu 18 has a punch-hole housing the front camera, while a triple-camera stands vertically on the rear. It has 152.4 x 69.2 x 8.18 mm dimensions and weighs 162 grams.
Meizu Pro is more prominent and bolder; it has a 6.7-inches S- AMOLED E4 display with QHD+ resolution and curved edges. The display offers the same refresh rate of 120Hz, a 240Hz touch sampling rate, 526ppi pixel density, and the same peak brightness. Similarly, the device measures 162.5 x 73 x 8.1mm dimensions and weighs 189 grams. It also has an IP68 rating for water and dust resistance.
An ultrasonic in-display fingerprint sensor is available for unlocking the phone. The scanner works even with wet hands and underwater.
Both smartphones are powered by the Snapdragon 888 processor coupled with up to 12 GB of RAM (LPDDR5) and up to 256GB of UFS 3.1 storage.
Meizu 18 and 18 Pro runs on Flyme 9 on top of Android 11 OS. They come with OneMind 5.0 system optimization.
Meizu 18 features a triple camera, which compromises a 64 MP primary shooter with a Sony IMX682 lens, 16 MP ultra-wide camera, and an 8 MP telephoto camera. A punch-hole selfie is a 20 MP camera. Video option for the Meizu 18 is 1080p @30fps.
The front camera on the Meizu Pro is a 44 MP Samsung GH1 sensor. Simultaneously, the rear has a quad-camera comprising a 50 MP Samsung GN1 primary camera with f/1.9 lens, 32 MP Sony ultra-wide-angle lens with 130-degree field of view, 8 MP telephoto lens, and a 0.3 MP 3D ToF camera. It can capture the video up to 4K resolution.
Meizu 18 packs a 4,000 mAh battery, while the Meizu 18 Pro has a bigger battery of 4,500 mAh; it supports wireless or wired fast charging of 40W and 10W reverses wireless charging. The former model supports 36W fast charging.
Meizu 18 and Meizu 18 Pro Specifications
|Meizu 18||Meizu 18 Pro|
|Dimensions||152.4 x 69.2 x 8.18 mm||162.5 x 73 x 8.1mm|
|Weight||162 grams||189 grams|
|Resolution||1440 x 3200 pixels|
|Display||6.2 inches||6.7 inches|
|E4 Super AMOLED
120 Hz refresh rate
240 Hz touch sampling rate
1300 nits peak brightness
|OS||Android 11, Flyme 9|
|Chipset||Qualcomm SM8350 Snapdragon 888 (5nm)|
|CPU||Octa-core (1 x 2.84 GHz Kryo 680 + 3 x 2.42 GHz Kryo 680, 4 x 1.80 GHz Kryo 680)|
|RAM and Storage||8 GB RAM with 128 GB storage
8 GB RAM with 256 GB storage
12 GB RAM with 256 GB storage
64 MP, f/1.6 (primary)
16 MP, f/2.2 (ultra-wide)
8 MP, f/2.4 (telephoto)
50 MP, f/1.9 (primary)
32 MP, f/2.4 (ultra-wide)
8 MP, f/2.2 (telephoto)
0.3 MP, 3D ToF sensor
|Front Camera||20 MP f/2.2||44 MP, f/2.4|
|Video||1080p @30fps||4K @30fps
|Sensors||Accelerometer, Gyro, Pressure, Distance, Light sensitive|
|Security||Fingerprint sensor (under-display, optical)|
|Battery||Li-Po 4,000 mAh||Li-Po 4,500 mAh|
|Colors||Light Blue, White, Aurora||Blue, White, Gray|
Meizu 18 and Meizu 18 Pro Price in Nepal and Availability
The series is already available for pre-order in China with the starting price of 4,399 Yuan for Meizu 18 and 4,999 Yuan for Meizu 18 Pro. The expected starting price of the smartphone-based on the price in china is NPR 90,000 and NPR 105,000, respectively.
|Meizu 18 series variants||Price in China||Expected price in Nepal|
|Meizu 18 (8/128 GB)||4,399 Yuan||NPR 90,000|
|Meizu 18 (8/256 GB)||4,699 Yuan||NPR 97,500|
|Meizu 18 (12/256 GB)||4,999 Yuan||NPR 105,000|
|Meizu 18 Pro (8/128 GB)||4,999 Yuan||NPR 105,000|
|Meizu 18 Pro (8/256 GB)||5,499 Yuan||NPR 115,000|
|Meizu 18 Pro (12/256 GB)||5,999 Yuan||NPR 125,000|
The smartphones are competitive with the recent launch from Samsung – Samsung Galaxy S21 Series.