The upcoming 7nm Snapdragon 8150 SoC (previously referred to as Snapdragon 855) by Qualcomm is expected to power flagship phones from various smartphone manufacturers in 2019. Samsung’s Galaxy S10 series arriving in early 2019 could feature the first set of devices powered by the latest chipset. Also Read - Google gives another reason to consider Snapdragon-based Android devices
Last week, a leakster from China claimed that Meizu could also be one of the first smartphone companies to launch a Snapdragon 8150 powered smartphone in the coming year. It is now speculated that the much-rumored Meizu 16s may launch in the early months of 2019 with Snapdragon 8150 onboard. Also Read - Snapdragon 778G launches for premium Android smartphones with support for 144Hz display
Today, a tipster from China has shared a render of the alleged Meizu 16s smartphone. The Meizu 16s is seen sporting a design that is identical to the Snapdragon 845 powered Meizu 16 smartphone that was introduced in August in China. The render of the smartphone reveals that it is equipped with a notch-less screen with a near 100 percent screen-to-body ratio. Also Read - This Qualcomm chip bug affects around 30 percent of phones globally: Report
The chin of the device is very thin which seems too good to be true. Hence, it appears that the render could be a fan-made design. The rear design of the phone resembles the Meizu 16. Instead of the dual camera setup on the Meizu 16, the Meizu 16s features a vertically mounted triple-camera setup. Below it is the fingerprint scanner. The edges of the back panel taper towards the rumored stainless steel frame of the phone.
There is no information on the launch date of the Meizu 16s. Considering the fact that it could be one of the first Snapdragon 8150 driven phones, it may get announced by the first quarter of 2019.