Meizu has thrown several events to celebrate its 18th birthday. Tomorrow we are waiting for the main announcement in the form of smartphones Meizu 18 and 18 Pro, and today the company presented a new shell, Flyme 9, and a special version for smartwatches.

Flyme 9 is designed according to a concept called Alive Design. The shell uses mostly flat icons and fast unlocking animations. The shape of the icons on the desktops has been brought to a unified shape. A new 5×6 grid is provided. Users are offered new widgets. They can also change the color, text size, and other interface parameters.

Meizu has added several new live wallpapers and redesigned the notification center. The system volume slider and media control buttons have become larger. Window mode 3.0 allows you to shrink the supported applications for easier one-handed operation. The Gallery application has new tools for editing photos and videos.

Also, the developers have worked on security. Users can now grant one-time permissions to apps to access certain features. A notification also appears when the app uses a camera, microphone, location data, or other personal information.

Flyme 9 closed beta testing for smartphones of the Meizu 17 line has already started. The first firmware should appear on March 5. The stable version should be expected in May. A little later, the Meizu 16 series devices will also receive an update.

Another interesting announcement was the Flyme for Watch shell. It is designed for smartwatches, which should be presented along with smartphones Meizu 18. The shell will include various applications to track user activity, support the display of notifications, control the music player, smartphone camera, and pay for purchases through Meizu Pay. More details, most likely, we will find out tomorrow.

A source: GSM Arena

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