Leaked image reveals design of the Meizu 16 series, specs & pricing appear too

Leaked image reveals design of the Meizu 16 series, specs & pricing appear too
The Meizu 15 lineup of smartphones was only announced back in April in celebration of the brand’s 15th anniversary but, if a new hands-on image is anything to go by, the Chinese company may already be working on a follow-up series, dubbed Meizu 16.

Taking a look at the image in question, it appears Meizu has chosen to embrace the recent bezel-less design trend by reducing the top and bottom bezels even further, although many will be pleased to know that the company is once again avoiding the introduction of a display notch by offering a more traditional 18:9 display with rounded corners. Speaking of which, due to the reduction in bezel size, the brand has been forced to replace the front-facing fingerprint scanner with a new in-display one. Also, as an added design note, the rear of the smartphone is expected to make the switch over to a glass build.

Now, in regards to internal specifications, a leaked spec sheet claims Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 845 will be included on the inside of both the Meizu 16 and 16 Pro, although there are a number of differences between the pair. For example, the regular variant of the smartphone will ship with 6GB of RAM and the choice of either 64GB or 128GB of internal storage. When it comes to the Pro model, though, 6GB of RAM with 128GB will be the base variant, while a separate offering with 8GB of RAM and 256GB of storage is to be expected. On the external side of things, the smaller model will ship with a 5.6-inch display, while the larger will feature a 6.1-inch panel. Also, when it comes to the camera setup, two lenses will adorn the rear of the Meizu 16, while three cameras will be included on the Meizu 16 Plus.

At this moment in time, Meizu is yet to confirm any of its plans, but previous information has claimed that the devices could see a release as early as August. Once this happens, the 64GB Meizu 16 variant is expected to go on sale around $470, while the 128GB model will set consumers back $515. Alternatively, those interested in the Meizu 16 Pro will be able to get their hands on it for $580, with the 8GB of RAM edition costing $625.


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19 Comments

1. tokuzumi

Posts: 1900; Member since: Aug 27, 2009

Not bad. This is MIUI though, right?

2. joshuaswingle

Posts: 591; Member since: Apr 03, 2018

Flyme OS 7.5 actually

3. MINDoSOUL

Posts: 322; Member since: Feb 28, 2014

Love the design & symmetry. I hope it has dual stereo speakers but i doubt it.

9. Hollowmost

Posts: 421; Member since: Oct 10, 2017

Nice Galaxy clone , I agree

12. Nathan_ingx

Posts: 4769; Member since: Mar 07, 2012

A phone with slim bezels and it's called a galaxy clone, a phone with a notch and it automatically becomes an iPhone clone. You guys are impossible. I for one am glad they didn't take the notch route.

18. Farcaster

Posts: 159; Member since: Apr 16, 2018

It is a clone though. Just make it black and I bet you couldn't tell the difference.

4. TechSceptic

Posts: 1156; Member since: Feb 05, 2018

That's definitely a Galaxy S9 clone if i've ever seen one, but it doesn't change the fact that it's a good looking design.

5. MINDoSOUL

Posts: 322; Member since: Feb 28, 2014

The difference though is that since the introduction of the infinity display Samsung hasn't delivered one flagship device with symmetrical bezels and this is why the Meizu 16 is better looking.

6. sleepypandaeyes

Posts: 373; Member since: Apr 12, 2015

The s8 had symmetrical bezel, it was only with the s9 they reduced the bottom

8. medtxa

Posts: 1655; Member since: Jun 02, 2014

I prefer S8 symmetrical bezel but really hate the back. S9 is better with vertical camera and fingerprint setup.

13. sleepypandaeyes

Posts: 373; Member since: Apr 12, 2015

I agree love the symmetry of my s8 but disagree about the back. The fps placement is perfect for my small Aidan hands

11. AfterShock

Posts: 4146; Member since: Nov 02, 2012

I guess, not arguing that either. To me it looks like an older HTC One-X. I still have one in a drawer, curved glass reminds me of that phone, not as curved as a Galaxy currently. Edit, I have two of them old One-X{frak lol}, just looking and glass is not curved as much as this new phone.

14. TechSceptic

Posts: 1156; Member since: Feb 05, 2018

The Galaxy S8, the Galaxy S8+, Note 8 and so on. So it's straight up wrong to say Samsung hasn't devlivered symmetrical bezels. That is all they have done, up until the Galaxy S9, which has a tiny difference between them, in order to improve screen-to-body ratio. I honestly don't think the Meizu looks better than Samsung's infinity design on their Galaxy S8, Note 8 and Galaxy S9. The original is nearly always better than the copy.

15. MINDoSOUL

Posts: 322; Member since: Feb 28, 2014

it might look symmetrical but if you check the specifications you will see either the top or bottom has a bigger size than the other hence i stated none of the mentioned devices had exact symmetry. I think the closest was the Note 8.

16. TechSceptic

Posts: 1156; Member since: Feb 05, 2018

I would like some actual proof of that, as it looks completely symmetrical to the eye.

17. MINDoSOUL

Posts: 322; Member since: Feb 28, 2014

I couldn't find a source for the exact measurement, so i used phone arena size compare which is pretty accurate from my previous device testing and then i used an app called "On-screen Ruler" and i did the testing and it confirms what i stated earlier you can check for yourself: S8(Top bezel 0.6cm, Bottom bezel (0.48 or 0.49cm)), S8+(Top:0.45cm, Bottom: 0.4cm), Note8(Top:0.5cm, Bottom:(0.49 or 0.5cm)). You can get the accurate dimensions further more if you calibrate the tool with the physical devices. I would say the Note 8 is the only device that can be claimed to have exact symmetry.

7. Jacksie66 unregistered

Reminds me of a Nokia n8 for some reason..

10. Hollowmost

Posts: 421; Member since: Oct 10, 2017

I'll probably get it just for this mind-blowing 32W of ultrafast charge ( 8 volts , 4 Amper )

19. Sparkxster

Posts: 1228; Member since: Mar 31, 2017

Simply beautiful!

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