Meizu is working very hard on its next flagship phone, the Meizu 15 and 15 Plus. Yes, no M, MX, or MX Pro branding. Reports are that Meizu will launch the phone next month or in February to mark Meizu’s 15th anniversary hence the name Meizu 15.
Earlier Meizu Founder and CEO Jack Wong teased us with a picture showing the actual box of the Meizu 15 Plus. Reports from inside Meizu says that Meizu CEO Jack Wong himself is involved in the design process to make sure they design a perfect smartphone to mark Meizu’s Anniversary. There have been several leaks claiming to show the renders of the actual Meizu 15 Plus.
Today some Weibo users released alleged real-life photo of the Meizu 15 or Meizu 15 Plus. While the back of the leaked phone looks similar to the earlier leaked renders, the front of the phone is entirely different.
As you can see in the images below, while the phone does come with an 18:9 aspect ratio display, there are still huge bezels on the chin and forehead of the phone. While the top bezel isn’t that big, it is certainly not as minimal as shown in earlier renders.
You can also see a physical home button on the chin which will also work as a fingerprint reader. Another interesting thing about the phone is the curved edges of the display just like the Samsung Galaxy S7.
Instead of the popular glass back design, Meizu is going with a dual aluminum back. The photos also confirm the verticle dual camera setup at the back of the phone.
Rumor is that under the hood, the Meizu 15 will be powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 processor, yes, it is a low-end. While inside the Meizu 15 Plus will be Snapdragon 835 pulling the cart. No Snapdragon 845 is a big let down for an Aniversary phone but still better than those MediaTek SoCs that Meizu previously used to ship. Also, Snapdragon 835 is a great chipset, but the rest of the flagship phones from other brands will be shipping with the Snapdragon 845.
As for the RAM is concerned, the Meizu 15 is rumored to come with 4GB of RAM and the powerful brother Meizu 15 Plus will come with 6GB RAM.