As the recent leaks had confirmed, Meizu has also launched the Meizu 15 Lite today, alongside the Meizu 15 and Meizu 15 Plus. The Meizu 15 is already a mid-range device compared to the 15 Plus, and with the 15 Lite, the company is aiming for an even lower segment. The 15 Lite’s highlight is an 83.4 percent screen-to-body ratio on the otherwise standard 16:9 display, which also allows the device to have a front-facing fingerprint sensor. That fingerprint sensor is built into the mTouch button, which now has a pressure sensor and haptic engine that makes it feel like a real button.
15 Lite is the humblest of Meizu’s 15th anniversary devices
The display is a 5.5-inch Full HD (1920×1080 pixels) Super AMOLED panel, and the 15 Lite is powered by the octa-core Snapdragon 626 SoC (clocked at 2.2GHz) and 4GB of RAM. On the back, there’s a 12-megapixel Sony IMX362 camera with Dual Pixel autofocus that lets the camera focus in just 0.026 seconds, f/1.9 aperture, and a 6-LED dual-tone flash. The front camera is a 20-megapixel unit like the Meizu 15 and 15 Plus. It has f/2.0 aperture and makes use of the ArcSoft beautification algorithm for taking attractive selfies.
Other specs of the Meizu 15 Lite include 64GB of storage, 4G LTE connectivity, and a 3,000 mAh battery with fast charging via mCharge 3.0. Like the 15 and 15 Plus, the 15 Lite runs Android 7.0 Nougat with the new Flyme 7 UX. The price is set at 1699 Yuan ($270/€220) and the phone will be available in black, gold, and red color options.
The release date isn’t yet known, but we’ll update this story when we get that information.