A couple of weeks ago Meizu confirmed that it is working on a Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 phone that is equipped with LPDDR5X RAM and UFS 4.0 storage. Today this phone – or perhaps one of several phones – was discovered by the AnTuTu team, who found a test run result.
The phone, model number m2391, does indeed feature Qualcomm’s top mobile chip. This particular unit was configured with 12GB of RAM and 512GB storage, though there should be other configurations.
AnTuTu result from the Meizu m2391 (possibly the Meizu 20 Pro)
This phone is believed to be the Meizu 20 Pro, based on unofficial chatter. We don’t know how many phones there will be in the 20-series just yet – is this the top model or the middle one? Previously, we saw a Geekbench result from an m2392, which might have been a separate model or just a regional variant. It also had 12GB of RAM and ran Android 13.
Anyway, this phone features a 120Hz display with 1,080 x 2,400px resolution. The size is still unknown, but the company has confirmed that its upcoming phone will use a super fast ultrasonic fingerprint reader (0.075s to unlock, even if your finger is wet).
It also said that the phone will feature 13 gaming-grade antennas, revealing what market segment will be target by the Meizu 20 Pro. Also, Meizu says that the battery has been tested and will maintain at least 80% of its original capacity after 1,600 daily charging cycles.
Meizu 20: 13 gaming-grade antennas • 1,600 battery charge cycles • strict quality controls
As for the benchmark score, it looks mostly okay though the CPU and UX results are lower than expected for an 8 Gen 2 chipset. This isn’t much of a surprise, the phone is scheduled to be unveiled in the Spring, so the software could be months away from being finished.
The Meizu 20 Pro and the 20-series in general are a big deal since these are the first phones to be unveiled after the Geely acquisition. And, hopefully, it also marks the return of Meizu to the smartphone business full time.
For a design preview, check out this leaked image. Based on the labeling on the back, it is equipped with Sony’s 1” IMX989 image sensor.
By the way, Meizu is taking in blind pre-orders for the Meizu 20 and apparently 200,000 people already signed up. As a bonus, they will get 36 months warranty. The pre-orders will run until March 14, which might give us an announcement date for the new phone(s).
Meizu is taking in blind pre-orders for its new flagship