Meizu has started off its U series of smartphones with the Meizu U20. The device was announced on the 24th of August with its counterpart in the series, the Meizu U10, and comes in a variety of both storage and color variants.
Meizu U20 Specifications
Display & Design
The Meizu U20 has a 5.5-inch FHD display covered with 2.5D curved glass. It sports a cool design with slightly curved edges and a curved glass panel at the back – something new to Meizu phones.
The Meizu U20 features a fingerprint sensor which is embedded into the physical home button and uses version 2.1 of Meizu’s mTouch technology.
Memory & Performance
The Meizu U20 is powered by the one of the processors in MediaTek’s Helio line, the Helio P10 with eight processing cores. With that is a Mali T860 GPU for handling operations involving graphics and animations.
The phone comes in two storage variants: the first with 2GB of RAM and 16GB of internal memory, and the second with 3GB of RAM and 32GB of internal memory. The internal storage of both variants can be expanded up to 128GB with a microSD card.
The Meizu U20 draws running power from a 3,260mAh Lithium-ion battery. The battery is non-removable.
The Meizu U20 which is the largest in the Meizu U series supports 4G LTE, amongst a host of advanced connectivity options. These include dual-band Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, Bluetooth version 4.1 and GPS with A-GPS (Assisted GPS).
The Meizu U20 comes with a 3.5mm audio jack and micro-USB 2.0 port which devoids it of USB OTG functionality. The phone possesses dual nano-SIM slots, one of which accepts nano-SIMs only and the second which takes in either a nano-SIM card or a micro SD card for internal storage expansion.
Though it’s a budget device, the Meizu U20 doesn’t disappoint when it comes to photography. It sports a 13MP rear camera with dual-tone LED flash and a 5MP selfie shooter.
Software and Hardware
The Meizu smartphone packs the usual sensors you would expect to find in a budget smartphone in 2016 – Proximity sensor, Gyroscope and Accelerometer. Don’t forget that it is also equipped with a fingerprint sensor for extra security.
Like most Meizu smartphones, the Meizu U20 runs a system based on the Android OS but with a totally different skin and look. It runs YunOS, a totally refurbished version of Android with Flyme UI labelled on top.
Meizu U20 Specifications (Summary)
- 5.5-inch Full HD display.
- 1920 * 1080 pixel resolution.
- 2.5D Curved Glass.
- Fingerprint Scanner.
- Octa-core MediaTek Helio P10 processor.
- Mali-T860 GPU.
- 2GB RAM/16GB ROM & 3GB RAM/32GB ROM variants.
- Internal memories expandable up to 128GB with micro SD.
- 13MP Rear Camera.
- Dual-tone LED flash.
- 5MP Front Camera.
- 3,260mAh Battery.
- Hybrid Dual Nano-SIM slots.
- 4G LTE Support.
- Dual-band WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n, Bluetooth v4.1, GPS (+A-GPS).
- Android-based YunOS with Flyme UI.
Meizu U20 Price in China, Nigeria and Kenya
The Meizu U20 costs CNY 1,099 in China, N56,000 in Nigeria and KES 16,732 in Kenya for the 2GB RAM/16GB ROM variant.
The 3GB RAM/32GB ROM variant of the Meizu U20 will cost CNY 1,299 in China, N67,000 in Nigeria and KES 19,777 in Kenya. It will start becoming available in China from the 28th of August.