Meizu, a Chinese smartphone maker, has officially announced an “iPhone for 18” campaign in which the company offers additional benefits when buying the company’s latest flagship Meizu 18 series when trading its iPhones.
According to the official announcement of Meizu on his Weibo account, users who trade their Apple iPhone to buy Meizu 18 series smartphones can get a special discount of up to 4,000 yuan, approximately 611 US dollars.
The development comes just a day after the company announced that 45 percent of new customers for Meizu 18 and 18 Pro smartphones are existing users of the Apple iPhone line. The company now seems to be trying to accept that and get more users to switch from iPhones to their devices.
The company accepts iPhone 7 and newer models for replacement, and these are models applicable at a reduced price. In addition to the discount, customers also have the opportunity to get POP2 TWS headphones.
Meizu officials say Meizu 18’s new line focuses on user security and privacy just like the iPhone, and also offers the same clean and comfortable user experience. The devices are sold as “Three Zero Mobile Phones” as they come with zero advertisements, zero pre-installed third party applications and zero push notifications of the company.
The Meizu 18 and 18 Pro smartphones have a 2K screen with a refresh rate of 120Hz. Recently, the company launched an update that allows users to set QHD + (3200 x 1440 pixels) screen resolution and 120Hz refresh rate at the same time.
Under the hood, both devices are powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 chipset, along with up to 12GB of LPDDR5 RAM and 256GB of UFS 3.1 storage. The Meizu 18 is powered by a 4,000 mAh battery, while the Pro model has a 4,500 mAh battery.
The standard model has a triple 64MP camera + 16MP + 8MP on the back, while the front offers a 32MP snapper. On the Pro model, there is a 50MP primary camera sensor on the back, along with a 32MP ultraMP camera, an 8MP telephoto camera and a TOF camera. It has a 44MP selfie camera on the front.
The vanilla model supports 36W Super mCharge fast charging, while the Pro model is equipped with 40W charging, 40W Super Wireless mCharge technology and 10W wireless reverse charging technology. Both phones run Flyme 9 based on Android 11 operating system out of the box.
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