To the Galaxy S23 and Beyond Ultra
After being successfully owned, in part, by Chinese automaker Geely (which also owns Volvo by the way), Meizu is slowly inching back into the smartphone space. We dearly missed them, as they are like LG Mobile of China, providing exciting handsets with innovative and unique design choices. Alongside this is the new Flyme 10 OS which brings a more linear design and other improvements.
There are three phones in the series. There’s the vanilla Meizu 20, then the quad camera 20 Pro, and finally, the phone that looks like the Galaxy S23 Ultra, the 20 Infinity. All three are unlikely to be seen by Western eyes.
Meizu 20, 20 Pro, 20 Infinity
These three phones are all similar to each other. However, they still do hold some distinct qualities. Hence, we’re just going to get over to them in one shot.
All three phones sport the new Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 chipset, an ultrasonic in-display fingerprint scanner, and Flyme 10 OS right out of the box. Also, all three phones are made of aluminium, all the way to the sides. Of course, there’s 5G connectivity, a USB-C port, Virtual RAM, NFC, and a dual Nano-SIM Slot. The similarities end here but even then, their differences are not too far apart.
First things first, the display: The Meizu 20 brings a 6.55″ FHD+ OLED with 144Hz refresh rate. Meanwhile, the Pro has a 6.81″ LTPO3 QHD+ AMOLED with 120Hz refresh rate. The Infinity has similar display specs but is slightly shorter, at 6.79″
Next, the cameras. The vanilla Meizu 20 has a triple camera setup comprising of a 50MP Samsung ISOCELL GN5 sensor with OIS. This is paired with a 16MP Ultrawide and a 5MP depth sensor which is unheard of in a flagship.
The Meizu 20 Pro uses a triple 50MP camera setup. Yes, all of them have 50MP resolution. This includes the primary camera, the ultrawide, and the telephoto. Truly a setup designed for the pros.
Meanwhile, the Meizu 20 infinity uses the same 50MP primary but the latter two lenses are now downgraded to just 12MP. What we noticed from the design of these phones is that the 20 and the 20 Pro’s flash resemble that of the aura ring light the Vivo V27 series uses.
Finally, the battery. The Meizu 20 packs a 4,700mAh battery with 67W fast charging. The 20 Pro, on the other hand, has a 4800mAh cell with 65W fast wired and 50W fast wireless charging. Finally, the 20 Infinity powers itself through the means of a 5000mAh cell with 80W wired and 50W wireless.
As seen from the pictures above, the Meizu 20 is available in Green, Yellow, Pink, and Black. The 20 Pro comes in Black, Gold, and Silver. Finally, the 20 Infinity is available in Green, Silver, and Black. A poster (shown above) reveals the unique colours for each phone in the series.
The Meizu 20 is priced at CNY 2,999 (~Php 23.8K) for the base 12/128 trim, the Meizu 20 Pro at CNY 3,999 (~Php 31.7K) for the base 12/128 trim while the highest trim, 12/512 is priced at CNY 4,799 (~Php 38.1K). Finally, the Meizu 20 Infinity is priced starting at CNY 6,299 (~Php 50K) for the basic 12/256 option and the 16/1TB top-of-the-line phone at CNY 8,499 (~Php 67.4K).
Open sales start on April 3, which is today.