Last year, in November, Chinese smartphone manufacturer Meitu launched its flagship smartphone under the company’s V-series — Meitu V6. Now, the company is preparing to launch a new flagship smartphone this year.
According to the reports, the company is likely to ditch MediaTek’s processor and could instead opt for Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 845 chipset, which powers most of the flagship phones launched this year. Notably, the Meitu V6 was powered by MediaTek’s Helio X30 chipset.
Recently, details about Meitu’s upcoming smartphone with model number MP1801 appeared online through Geekbench listing, which revealed that the phone will be powered by Snapdragon 845 processor along with 8GB RAM. Further, it mentions that the device will be running Android 8.1 Oreo operating system out-of-the-box.
While the Geekbench listing shows the device model number, there’s no confirmation that the phone is indeed the company’s upcoming flagship smartphone. However, looking at the specifications, it’s likely the company’s flagship device.
Meitu V6, launched last year, is a luxury device which comes with a colorful hand-stitched calfskin leather that is available four different colors, 18K gold rivets on its back and gold colored metal frame. The phone also features four cameras — two on the back and two on the front side, along with four LED flash on the back panel.
At the time of launch, the Meitu V6 smartphone was priced at 5,099 Yuan (approximately $745) for the Standard Edition, while the Advanced Custom Edition costs 6,999 Yuan, which roughly converts to $1022. To know the pricing of the upcoming flagship smartphone from Meitu, we’ll have to wait for the company to officially launch the device.