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.
Meizu 16 series design and specs