After so many leaks, rumours and official reveals, Meizu 16 has finally been launched. Today on 8th of August, the company held a launch event at the Beijing Performance Center in China.
The phone looks like one of the best flagship we have seen this year, for so many reasons. The phones doesn’t include a notch, and includes a 3.5mm audio jack. Jack Wong, the founder and CEO of Meizu, who is known for his perfection in Chinese tech world has designed the phone himself.
The phone has been launched in two variants, Meizu 16 with a 6 inch Full HD+ display, and Meizu 16 Plus with a 6.5 inch Full HD+ display, both AMOLED and having a screen resolution of 18:9. The phones have just 1.4mm bezels on the sides, which are the slimmest side bezels on any phone in the wolrd!
The top and bottom bezels are also just 7mm slim. Still, Meizu managed to house a 20MP front camera along with all the sensors in the top bezel. For a comparison, the 8 MP front camera of the Vivo Nex is of the same size as of the 20 MP front camera of Meizu 16. The front camera now also supports bokeh mode, that is first time on a Meizu phone. For the selfie lovers, the phone also packs beautification algorithms from ArcSoft, which beautify according to age, skin color, gender, etc.
On the rear side, the phone packs dual rear cameras, with a 12MP Sony IMX380 as the primary sensor, and a 20MP Sony IMX350 as the secondary. The primary lens has a pixel size of 1.55 µm. The cameras also support AI and an automatic HDR mode to provide the best shots. OIS and AI stabalization is also included.
(Auto HDR off v/s Auto HDR on) :
(Shot on Oppo Find X v/s Shot on Meizu 16 v/s Shot on Vivo NEX) :
The Flyme OS has finally been updated to Android O. The performance of Flyme OS on Meizu 16 has been increased by 31% than what Flyme offered on the Meizu 15.
On the hardware department, all models of Meizu 16 have a Snapdragon 845 Soc. Meizu claims that the chipset isn’t the regular one as the GPU has been upgraded from other phones having the same chipset.
The phone has 6GB RAM as the standard with top models having 8GB RAM. Bluetooth 5 is also present in all the variants. The phone scores 291,366 on Antutu benchmark and ranks on second after the MI Black Shark gaming phone.
Interestingly, all the variants of the phone have an under display fingerprint sensor. Meizu claims that the fingerprint sensor takes just 0.25 seconds to unlock the phone. The success rate of the fingerprint sensor is 99.12%, which makes it the industry leader in under screen fingerprint sensors.
If you aren’t satisfied yet, the phone has so much more to offer. It has mEngine 2.0, which is a vibrator under the screen which reacts according to user’s interactions. In simple language, you get vibration based feedback when you touch your screen. mBack lovers won’t be disappointed either, as it also has Super mBack 2.0, which is like an upgraded version of Super mBack introduced with the Meizu M6S. The Meizu 16 has a 3010 mAh battery, whereas the 16 Plus has 3610 mAh battery. The phones also have mCharge, which charges them upto 67% in just 30 mins. Surprisingly, the Meizu 16 weights just 152 grams.
Now at last, here is the price of different variants of the phone:
6+64 GB = ¥2698 / $395 / ₹27,000.
6+128 GB = ¥2998 / $440 / ₹30,000.
8+128 GB = ¥3298 / $483 / ₹33,000.
Meizu 16 Plus:
6+128 GB = ¥3198 / $468 / ₹32,000.
8+128 GB = ¥3498 / $512 / ₹35,000.
8+256 GB = ¥3998 / $585 / ₹40,000.