Three real-life images depicting what's said to be the Meizu 15 Lite appeared online earlier this week, having emerged on China's social media network Weibo. The photographs that can be seen below show a relatively plain-looking device that appears to be a significantly more streamlined version of the regular Meizu 15 and Meizu 15 Plus, both of which already leaked on numerous occasions. The smartphone in question appears to sport a relatively traditional look free of elongated displays, screen notches, and other design cues that have recently been gaining traction in the mobile industry. Instead, the supposed Meizu 15 Lite sports a 16:9 panel that's of the edge-to-edge variety, though it's also sandwiched between regular-sized bezels.
The bottom bezel of the handset sports a circular physical Home button that likely has a fingerprint reader embedded into it, whereas the top one has a centered selfie camera. Unlike the other two members of the upcoming Android phone series, the Meizu 15 Lite lacks a dual-camera setup on its rear panel, though it retains the circular LED flash of its siblings. The main imaging setup of the Meizu-made mid-ranger is said to be a 12-megapixel affair, whereas the handset itself should be powered by one of Qualcomm's value-oriented chips. While the other two models are rumored to feature the Snapdragon 660, the Meizu 15 Lite may end up with a Snapdragon 400-series silicon as it's presumed to be significantly more affordable than its counterparts. Regardless, Meizu is said to be planning three versions of the device, featuring 3GB, 4GB, and 6GB of RAM, as well as 32GB, 64GB, and 128GB of internal flash memory expandable via a microSD card slot.
The handset will reportedly be powered by a 3,000mAh non-removable battery, have an IPS screen, 20-megapixel front camera, and run Android 7.1.2 Nougat out of the box, meaning support for Google's Project Treble likely won't be part of the package. The Meizu 15 lineup should be officially announced later this spring, though it remains to be seen whether the OEM ends up launching it outside of its home country of China.