Meizu’s New Smartphone Will Have A 48 MP Sony Sensor & Snapdragon 855

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Meizu’s New Smartphone Will Have A 48 MP Sony Sensor & Snapdragon 855

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Meizu founder and former CEO confirmed that the company’s upcoming flagship smartphone will sport a 48 MP Sony Sensor. With a host of other features, the Chinese company will go head-on against similarly priced smartphones like the OnePlus 6T. The device may prove to be a worthy contender for its rivals in the same segment.

Expected Specifications

Expected to be called the Meizu 16s, the smartphone has been teased multiple times in the past. The detailed specifications of the device are not out in the open yet, but the device is rumoured to run on the Snapdragon 855 chipset. If the 16s is launched before the ‘speculated’ OnePlus 7, it will be the first smartphone in India to feature the Snapdragon 855, as the Samsung S10 and the S10+ Indian models ship with the Exynos 9820 SoC. Also, the Meizu 16s will supposedly have 8 GB of RAM, and will run on Meizu’s custom Flyme OS based on Android 9 (Pie).

Meizu’s CEO stated that the smartphone will get a 48-megapixel Sony IMX586 sensor for the primary camera. The same sensor is also present in Xiaomi’s Redmi Note 7 Pro, which was launched on February 28. The camera will support OIS (Optical Image Stabilization), although it’s still not confirmed if the smartphone will have a dual camera setup or not. The Chinese smartphone manufacturer claims that the Miezu 16s can be charged to 50% battery in just 30 minutes.

The company teased the device with an edge-to-edge display with very thin bezels. The handset itself is 8.2 mm thick, Meizu states. The 16s will not feature a notch, instead, the camera and the earpiece will be housed in the slim forehead of the device. The smartphone will also feature an in-display fingerprint scanner to help it go up against the OnePlus 6T.

Expected Price And Availability

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Meizu hasn’t confirmed a launch date for the device. The 16s is expected to be priced around Rs. 40,000, which may it give it an edge over similarly priced devices since it will be kitted with the latest hardware in the market at the time.


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