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Meizu launches the 18-series with top notch features!

Meizu released three smartphones — the 18s, 18s Pro, and 18x. All three models offer top-tier features and sleek looks.
Meizu launches the 18-series with top notch features!
The 18 series

3 devices launched!

Let's talk first about the best among the three which is the 18s Pro, despite having a huge display, the Pro version only weighs 189g and has a measurement of 73mm in width, 8.1mm in thickness. It will come in White, Blue, or Gray color options.
120Hz refresh rate
120Hz refresh rate

This device has a large 6.7-inch Super AMOLED screen with 1440x3200 resolution, 120Hz refresh rate, 240Hz touch sampling rate, HDR10+, and a peak brightness of 1,300 nits. The screen also has the second generation ultrasonic fingerprint readers built-in for a faster 0.1 seconds which can work even with wet fingers.
18s and 18s Pro is powered by SD 888+
18s and 18s Pro is powered by SD 888+

Inside, it is powered by the 5nm Snapdragon 888+, paired with up to 12GB of LPDDR5 RAM and up to 256GB of internal storage.

It uses a 4,500 mAh battery that is supported with a 40W Super mCharge in both wired and wireless. The wired connection will give you 40 percent juice in just 15 minutes, 80 percent in 33 minutes, and a full battery at the 55-minute mark. The mCharge system is compatible with USB Power Delivery 3.0 and Quick Charge 4+.
40W charging technology
40W charging technology

The main highlight here would be the advanced camera embedded in this phone. The main shooter uses a 1/1.3" 50MP ISOCELL GN1 sensor. This sensor has 1.2 µm native pixels and 4-in-1 binning support and Dual Pixel AF. Shape Memory Alloy (SMA) optical picture stabilization is built into its custom7P lens (23mm equivalent focal length). It also features a dedicated night mode and the ability to record video in up to 8K resolution.
Advanced cameras
Advanced cameras

The next will be the ultra-wide-angle camera that has a 32 MP IMX616 sensor. This one has an f/2.2 aperture lens that can focus as near as 2 cm for macro photography.

There's also a 79 mm telephoto camera with an 8 MP sensor that has about 3.5x zoom, f/2.4 aperture (OV08A10). A 3D depth sensor is also on board, which helps to autofocus and is utilized for Augmented Reality graphics. The front-facing camera is using a 43MP ISOCELL GH1 with 0.7 µm pixels and 4-in-1 binning) with f/2.4 lens.

Other features are the dust and water resistance but the IP rating isn't mentioned and a vapor chamber cooling technology to keep the temperature in check. Its dual super linear speakers have smart amps and a haptic engine with a large linear motor. As for the operating system, it will be Android 11 with Flyme 9.2 on top.

The next smartphone will be the 18s vanilla model. This device screen is toned down to a small 6.2-inch Super AMOLED with the same 1440p+ resolution, 120Hz refresh rate, 240Hz touch sampling rate, and 1,300 nits of peak brightness. For security protection, it also has 2nd-gen ultrasonic fingerprint readers.
Meizu 18s
Meizu 18s

Just like the Pro model, it is powered with the same 5nm Snapdragon 888+ processor, it also has the same memory configuration of up to 12GB LPDDR5 RAM and up to 256GB UFS 3.1 storage.

The battery uses a toned down 4,000 mAh and can be charged with 36W power brick. It can reach 80 percent of the battery in just 33 minutes and 100 percent juice at 55 minutes. The difference will be the wireless charging which is removed here but the USB PD 3.0 and QC 3+ support is retained.
18s Cameras
18s Cameras

As for the cameras, it uses the 64MP IM682 lens 1/1.7", 0.8 µm pixels, it's 26mm lens has an f/1,6 aperture and also has SMA OIS. The primary module is partnered with a 16MP ultra-wide sensor with a 122 degree/15mm lens which can focus at 2.5 cm to take macro shots. It also has 3x telephoto 8MP sensors and for the front-facing cam, it uses 20MP with a 26mm lens.

Other notable features will be the same as the Pro Model such as the cooling system, speakers, and water and dust protection. Of course, it will also run with Flyme 9.2 and Android 11.

The last phone will be the Meizu 18x, it stands apart from the other two models mentioned with a flat display and sides. This phone will be available in three colors — White, Black, and Gradient. 
Meizu 18x features
Meizu 18x features

It uses a 6.67-inch 10-bit OLED screen and an FHD+ resolution, 120Hz refresh rate, and a quicker 360Hz touch sampling rate. The fingerprint scanner on this phone has a tad slower 0.15s to unlock.

Inside the phone, it is powered by the 5nm Snapdragon 870 SoC. The processor is paired with either 8GB/128GB, 8GB/256GB, 12GB/256GB memory configurations. This phone also features a virtual RAM expansion of up to 7GB. Also, the difference between the two models above is that it uses a lower LPDDR4X RAM however the UFS 3.1 is retained.

The 4,300 mAh battery charges at 30W and reaches 70 percent in 30 minutes, taking 60 minutes to fully charge. QC4+ and USB PD are also supported.

The primary camera uses a 64MP ISOCELL GW3 sensor 1/1.97, 0.7 µm pixels with 4-in-1 binning. An 8 MP ultra-wide camera with 120 degrees and a 2 MP depth sensor are also included, while the selfie camera features a 13 MP sensor.

As for the OS, it will also run Flyme 9.2 Android 11.

China price with direct to PHP conversion (no tax and duties yet):

Meizu 18x 8GB/128GB - CNY 2,600  (around PHP 20K)
Meizu 18x 8GB/256GB - CNY 2,800  (around PHP 21K)
Meizu 18x 12GB/256GB - CNY 3,000  (around PHP 20K)

Meizu 18s 8GB/128GB - CNY 3,700 (around PHP 28K)
Meizu 18s 8GB/256GB - CNY 4,000 (around PHP 31K)
Meizu 18s 12GB/256GB - CNY 3,700 (around PHP 33K)

Meizu 18s Pro 8GB/128GB - CNY 4,600 (around PHP 35K)
Meizu 18s Pro 8GB/256GB - CNY 5,000 (around PHP 39K)
Meizu 18s Pro 8GB/128GB - CNY 4,600 (around PHP 42K)

All devices mentioned are now available in China. Although there's no word for its availability here in the Philippines. For now, stay tuned with us for more tech updates.

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Source: Meizu 1, 2, 3

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