Meizu 16XS With 4000 mAh Battery Launched
30 May 2019
6GB+64GB: CNY 1698
6GB+128GB: CNY 1998
2232 x 1080 px
Qualcomm Snapdragon 675 (11nm)
2x2.0 GHz Kryo 460 Gold
6x1.7 GHz Kryo 460 Silver
Android 9 Pie
LED flash, HDR, panorama
Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
USB Type-C 1.0
In-display Fingerprint Scanner
18W Fast Charging
Chinese smartphone manufacturer Meizu has officially launched the 16XS smartphone in China on May 30 2019. The smartphone is one of the more affordable devices in Meizu’s 16-series lineup. The 16XS packs a modest set of specifications at a competitive price. The device will go up against smartphones such as the Redmi Note 7 Pro and the Realme 3 Pro.
Meizu 16XS Features And Specifications
The Meizu 16XS has a similar design factor to its elder sibling, the Meizu 16s. It features a 6.2 inch AMOLED display which is surrounded by narrow side bezels. There is no notch since the front camera is housed in the forehead/top bezel of the device. The display has a resolution of 2232 x 1080 px and an aspect ratio of 18.5:9. The rear panel of the smartphone sports the company branding and the triple camera, which is discussed later.
Under the hood, the Meizu 16XS packs the Snapdragon 675 chipset, which consists of the octa-core Kryo 460 CPU and the Adreno 612 GPU chip. It is also fitted with 6GB of LPDDR4X RAM, which is paired with 64GB and 128GB RAM. For biometric security, the 16XS has an in-display fingerprint scanner which is claimed to unlock the phone within 0.2 seconds of placing the finger.
In terms of optics, the smartphone has a triple rear camera setup. It consists of a primary 48MP (f/1.7) Samsung GM1 MOD sensor, a secondary 5MP (f/1.9) sensor and a third wide-angle (118.8 degree) lens. For selfies, the Meizu 16XS is equipped with a 16MP front camera that supports HDR+ and portrait mode. Additionally, the selfie camera also has support for facial recognition technology.
Out-of-the-box, the smartphone runs on the FlyMe 7.3 OS based on Android 9 Pie. It is powered by a 4000 mAh battery that supports 18W fast charging. Noteworthy, the 16XS weighs in at 165 grams, making it one of the lightest devices in its segment. For gamers, the smartphone also has a HyperGaming mode which will allow them to turn off notifications and other distractions while gaming sessions.
Meizu 16XS Availability And Price
The Meizu 16XS is priced at CNY 1698 (~INR 17,200) for the 6GB+64GB variant, whereas the 6GB+128GB variant has a price tag of CNY 1998 (INR 20,200). It will be available in 4 colour options, namely Jade White, Black, Coral Orange and Atlantis Blue. Although the smartphone has been launched in China, no official announcement regarding its India launch has been made till now.