Chinese smartphone maker Meizu isn’t among the most successful brands to come out of the country, but it certainly does succeed in attracting attention. The company also launched in India a few years ago, but hasn’t released any of its newer devices in the country. However, Meizu is actively working on devices for its home market, and its upcoming Meizu 16s is likely to be big for the company.
A new leaked render of the Meizu 16s now gives us a preview of what to expect from the smartphone. The successor to the Meizu 16 which was launched in August this year, the 16s pushes the boundaries in terms of design and display. According to the new renders, the phone will feature a full-screen display, with practically no non-screen space at the front save for the slim border around the screen.
While other brands have been incorporating notches for the front camera, the Meizu 16s appears to have done away with this and incorporated the front camera into a small camera hole at the left. The animation on the screen of the render also indicates that the phone will have an in-display fingerprint sensor, similar to what we’ve seen on the OnePlus 6T.
At the back of the phone, we see a vertically lined-up triple camera setup, with a flash module right below it. In terms of specifications, the phone is likely to be largely similar to the Meizu 16, with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 SoC, up to 8GB of RAM and 128GB of storage and a 3,010mAh battery. However, it is being suggested that the Meizu 16s could even come with the Qualcomm Snapdragon 8150 SoC, which would also mean that the phone’s launch could be in early 2019.
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Given that Meizu isn’t a significant player by volumes even in its home market, and doesn’t have much of a presence in India anymore, it’s unlikely that the phone will even launch in India. Nonetheless, the renders could point to trends that we can expect in smartphones that will launch in 2019, including camera holes, affordable triple-camera setups and in-display fingerprint sensors going mainstream.