Samsung’s Exynos chipsets can go toe to toe with Qualcomm’s flagship mobile processors as far as performance is concerned, but the Exynos chips haven’t had the kind of success that Qualcomm’s Snapdragon lineup has enjoyed for so many years. Smartphone manufacturers still prefer opting for a Snapdragon chip and, in case of budget phones in developing markets, processors from Chinese chipmaker MediaTek. Chinese OEM Meizu, however, has a long history of using Samsung’s flagship Exynos chips in its smartphones, and the company looks set to do that again with its upcoming phone, the Meizu 15 Plus.
Exynos 8895 to power Meizu’s 15th-anniversary flagship
The Meizu 15 Plus is one of two phones Meizu is launching to celebrate its 15th anniversary, and benchmarks for the device have revealed that it will be powered by the Exynos 8895, the same chip that powered last year’s Galaxy S8 and Galaxy Note 8. Meizu had also opted for the Exynos 8890 from the Galaxy S7 and the ill-fated Galaxy Note 7 back in 2016 for the Meizu Pro 6 Plus, and it looks like the company isn’t keen on stopping its use of Samsung’s excellent in-house mobile processors. It will probably also have a device with the Exynos 9810 somewhere down the line, although Samsung would likely have released its next flagship SoC – the Exynos 9820 – by the time Meizu gets its hands on the 9810.
In other areas, the Meizu 15 Plus may be more feature-packed than at least the non-Plus Galaxy S9, thanks to features like 6GB of RAM, a 3,430 mAh battery (powering a 6-inch QHD screen), and a 12-megapixel and 20-megapixel rear camera pair and a 20-megapixel front-facing camera. It is also expected to have an AMOLED display, though it won’t have the kind of curves that we’ve been seeing on Samsung’s flagships for the last couple of years.