Meizu 15 Plus Could Have The Slimmest Bezels Yet
Live images of the upcoming Meizu 15 Plus reveals a bezel-less design that could be the best one yet. The device will have narrow bezels on the three sides with a slightly thicker upper bezel to house the camera and sensors. Noticeably, there appears to be no fingerprint sensor on the back of the smartphone.
Smartphones in 2017 saw an increase in the average screen size and a decline in the average bezel size. Samsung launched the Galaxy S8 and S8+ with the infinity display in 2017. Apple launched the iPhone X with thin bezels and a notch which raised a few eyebrows. Similarly, OnePlus had to refresh its OnePlus 5 as the OnePlus 5T to keep up with the changing industry trends. In 2018, we can expect smartphones to reduce the size of bezels even more.
There have already been leaks about Motorola introducing the new design in its budget category while the Xiaomi Mi 6X is expected to take the design a notch higher with a vertically placed dual-camera on the back. While a lot was expected from the design of the Galaxy S9 and S9+, it looks more and more likely that they will look very similar to their predecessors with minor changes.
What Do We Know About The Meizu 15 Plus So Far?
The leak also reveals that the Meizu 15 Plus will be either powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 or Exynos 8895. The smartphone will definitely be an affordable flagship Android phone with a price tag of CNY 3599 (Rs. 36000 approx.).
It will have a dual-camera setup on the back along with a 10-LED flash.
One interesting aspect here is that there is no fingerprint sensor on the back of the phone and with such thin bezels, there is a place for a front facing fingerprint sensor. This means that following the footsteps in Vivo, the company could embed a fingerprint sensor inside the display. Vivo recently unveiled the V20 Plus UD with the Clear ID technology. This technology only works with OLED displays.
Or, the Chinese smartphone maker could go all the way and introduce Face ID on the new device. Facial recognition gained a lot more attention after Apple introduced Face ID in the iPhone X. The company could implement a facial recognition system and do away with a fingerprint sensor.
There is still a lot that is unknown about the device such as its other specifications. Founder of Meizu has claimed that the phone is scheduled for March in China.