The Meizu M15 Plus will take the bezel-less life to the extreme
Meizu may have had an underwhelming 2017 but the company has started 2018 in fine form, building on the positive reception of the M6 Note—released a few months ago—with the release of the M6s dark horse last week. The company won't rest on its laurels, though, as it's set to release another device, a premium one this time out, in the form of the Meizu 15 Plus.
The 15 Plus is a said to be a flagship that commemorates the company's 15-year anniversary. This, of course, means that it will not replace the Pro-series devices for the year. According to the source, the 15 Plus will likely be powered by the Snapdragon 845 or the Exynos 8895. A reported leak claims that Meizu will release six devices in H1 2018, with one of them to be powered by an Exynos SoC. The newly released M6s runs on an Exynos 7872, though, so that quota is filled, which means that the Snapdragon 845 is the likeliest candidate. That would make the 15 Plus the second Meizu device to feature a Snapdragon SoC, with the first, of course, being the M6 Note.
Going by the renders, the 15 Plus will sport a nigh-bezel-less display, with a screen-to-body ratio that looks to be on par with devices like the Samsung Galaxy S8 and Xiaomi's Mi Mix. Of course, these are just renders, and the actual device will likely sport larger bezels. The image shows the presence of vertically-aligned dual rear cameras and what appears to be a rear fingerprint sensor. The rear sensor looks a tad weird, however.
The device is expected to be announced in February, and will go on sale in March with a price tag in the US$550 range. That launch date could see it released before the Samsung Galaxy S9, and that would make it the first device to be launched with the Snapdragon 845. A bit unlikely, all things considered, and since previous leaks claimed it would run on the Snapdragon 835, we're more inclined to believe those.