Meizu 16s launched - Excellent hardware at a competitive price point
After months of rumors and teasers, Meizu has finally unveiled its latest device, the Meizu 16s. The 16s is a direct successor to the Meizu 16 that was launched last year, a device we were quite fond of. The 16s manages to build on the solid foundation laid by the Meizu 15 and 16 before it.
The 16s features a 6.2-inch FHD+ Super AMOLED display made by Samsung. There's a fingerprint reader baked into the display. The screen to body ratio clocks in at a whopping 91.53%, which is even more impressive considering the fact that there is no notch or punch-hole, a design choice that also made us so pleased with the Meizu 16 last year.
Be like Meizu, you OEMs.
At the top of the display is a 20 MP selfie shooter with HDR+ and portrait mode. At the back is a dual camera setup—perhaps a tad underwhelming in a world of deca-camera systems. There's a 48 MP Sony IMX586 sensor with an f/1.7 aperture and OIS, and a 20 MP ultra-wide angle lens with f/2.6 aperture. There's also a new Super Night View mode that combines eight images into one for improved low-light photography.
Powering the Meizu 16s is a Snapdragon 855. There's a 3600 mAh unit, with Meizu's 24 W mCharge fast charging support. The 16s, of course, runs on the Android Pie-based Flyme 7.3.
The 16s comes in two flavors: 6/128 GB, and 8/256 GB. The former will set buyers back about US$475, while the latter will cost US$595.