We've seen new flagship smartphones from the likes of Samsung and LG lately, and now it's Meizu's turn to take the wraps off of a major new device.
The Meizu 16s is now official, and unlike many other flagship smartphones that've been released recently, there's no notch or cutout in the display. Instead, Meizu has crammed a 20MP into the top bezel of the 16s while managing to keep it and the other bezels around the display slim. The screen on the 16s is a 6.2-inch 2232x1080 Super AMOLED panel with an 18.6:9 aspect ratio, and Meizu touts that its new phone has a 91.53 percent screen-to-body ratio.
Around back there's a dual camera setup with a 48MP Sony IMX586 main sensor and a 20MP Sony IMX350 secondary camera. These two rear cameras offer features like optical image stabilization, Dual Super Night Scene Mode, portrait mode with bokeh, and AI scene recognition.
Inside the Meizu 16s's 7.6mm-thick body is an octa-core Snapdragon 855 processor that's paired with 6 or 8GB of RAM and 128 or 256GB of storage. There's a 3600mAh battery included, too, which you'll recharge using USB-C. Meizu has included dual SIM cards as well, and there's an in-display fingerprint sensor as well as face unlocking for security. One feature that's missing from the Meizu 16s is a 3.5mm headphone jack, but there are dual speakers for those times when you're able to listen or watch content without the need for headphones.
Meizu has preloaded the 16s with Android 9 Pie running below the company's custom Flyme 7.3 user interface.
The Meizu 16s will go up for pre-order in China on April 23rd followed by a launch on April 28th. Its starting price will be 3198 RMB ($475.48 USD), which will get you the model with 6GB of RAM and 128GB of built-in storage. Meizu will also offer a model with 8GB of RAM and 128GB of storage for 3498 RMB ($520.08 USD) and a version with 8GB of RAM and 256GB of storage for 3998 RMB ($593.42 USD).
Now that it's official, what do you think of the Meizu 16s? Does its notch-free display and dual rear camera setup with a 48MP sensor interest you?