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Meizu 16s launched - Excellent hardware at a competitive price point

The Meizu 16s. (Source: GSMArena)
The Meizu 16s. (Source: GSMArena)
Underdogs Meizu have finally unveiled their newest flagship that will take on the Mi 9, Honor View 20, and Huawei P30. The device features a slew of competitive hardware feature while being priced appropriately. There's also the fact that it eschews the notch and punch-hole in favor of incredibly slim bezels.

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. 

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Ricci Rox, 2019-04-24 (Update: 2019-04-24)
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I'm a freelance copywriter who lives and dies for tech. Android, ​especially. The smartphone market is one going through an impressive growth spurt, so I crawl the Internet with keen interest in a technological ecosystem that doesn't seem to be slowing down anytime soon.