Meizu’s focus may be on the launch of the E3 which has been scheduled for March 21 but it is also working on its flagships – the Meizu 15 Plus and its siblings.
The anniversary edition phone is reported to come in three versions – the Meizu 15 Lite, the Meizu 15, and the Meizu 15 Plus. There have been lots of leaks with respect to the three devices but one key feature that has not been confirmed is the processors that will power each of them.
There are rumors that the Meizu 15 Plus will be powered by a Snapdragon 845 or Exynos 9810 but the chances of that happening are slim. Meizu’s head of global marketing, Ard Boudeling had said in a tweet recently that using a Snapdragon 845 processor will drive the cost of the phone up.
New info with respect to the SoCs powering the phones have surfaced online. The info comes from a tech blogger on Weibo who goes by @Technology Wolf.
In a post from last week, he revealed that the Meizu 15 and Meizu 15 Lite will be powered by Snapdragon processors while the Meizu 15 Plus will feature a Samsung (Exynos) processor. None of them will be powered by MediaTek.
In a new Weibo post today, he said the Meizu 15 will come with very thin bezels and be powered by a Snapdragon 660 processor. He even includes a photo of the phone with the “About Phone” section visible which confirms the device is powered by the SDM660.
It is also reported that he had disclosed earlier that the chip inside the Meizu 15 Plus is the Exynos 8895. This is the same chip that powers the Galaxy S8/S8+/Note8. The Lite variant on the other hand is expected to come with a Snapdragon 636 processor.