ICYMI: The Meizu 20 Classic Was Launched in China

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Meizu… once a gigantic company with a global market and now just a shell of its former self with its phones now targeting a niche marketing. It’s quite sad how drastic it has fallen. Unlike HTC or LG, the fate of Meizu is far less noticed in the media, or by any content creator. Its most recent update is that Chinese carmaker Geely intends to purchase the company in order to kickstart its mobile division. This means, if Meizu goes back globally, it would be under the Geely brand. It’s rare to see a car manufacturer go directly to smartphones. It’s like the opposite version of Samsung, and that goes to their design as well.

Even though it has fallen far, the company is still making glamorous and attractive smartphones with a flagship chipset, as if nothing happened to it. There are several phones under the Meizu 20 series and the Meizu 20 Classic is one of them. Unlike its siblings, the Meizu 20 Classic features a simpler design. It still retains the signature “Galaxy S23-ish” look with Vivo’s ring light flash.

The Meizu 20 Classic features a 6.55-inch flat OLED screen with a 144Hz refresh rate and 800 nits of peak brightness. Pop the hood and you’ll find a Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 chipset with 16GB RAM and a choice between 256GB or 512GB UFS 4.0 storage. See, they’re still making competitive flagship phones that sadly only a few knows.

There is a triple camera setup. The flash surrounds the 50MP Sony IMX766 camera so you can create portrait shots that emulates how a magazine shoot would. The other two include a 16MP ultrawide with 2.5cm macro and the 5MP depth sensor. There is a 32MP selfie camera as well.

Underneath that chipset is the 4700mAh battery with 67W fast charging. It uses a USB-C port to charge.

It’s not released in China as of this writing. Prices start at CNY 3,099 (~PHP 23.8K) with the 16GB + 256GB option. Not that bad if priced locally.

Source: Meizu (in Chinese)