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It's not an iPhone: Meizu executive debunks iPhone body leaks, says it's a Meizu phone

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Yesterday, we spotted a photo of what appeared to be the metal back side of a smartphone. The picture was claimed to be a leak of an iPhone 7 prototype and was meant to show us an evolution of the infamous plastic antenna strips, which many deem unsightly.

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However, it seems that this is not the case. Meizu's VP of science and tech Li Nan took to Weibo (Chinese social media website) to reveal that the phone in the picture is actually a Meizu PRO 6 – the company's upcoming flagship. He proceeded to post an actual photo of the lower back side of the PRO 6, revealing that it looks exactly like the phone that was on the earlier “leak”, and expressed regret that the surprise is spoiled for Meizu fans.

That's not to say that the upcoming iPhone 7 may not have very similar antenna strips, as we've seen this design choice on various iPhone-related leaks from different sources for a while now.

We're still left with a couple of unknowns, however. First, since the Meizu PRO 6 photo doesn't reveal the camera of the smartphone, we still don't know if other leaks, which showed an alleged iPhone 7 Plus having a noticeable bump around its dual camera module, are legitimate. Also, we are kind of curious whether the leak, which Mr. Li Nan debunked, was meant to be a Meizu leak, which got lost in translation, or an actual prank. In any case – here's why one should always take rumors with a grain of salt.

soruce: Weibo via Ubergizmo

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