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New leaked images suggest next Meizu flagship will be both notchless and punch hole-free

The 'Meizu 16s' and its ultra-short forehead. (Source: SlashLeaks)
The 'Meizu 16s' and its ultra-short forehead. (Source: SlashLeaks)
Meizu's next flagship smartphone, projected to be called the 16s, is linked to new images posted on SlashLeaks. They show a phone with a traditionally-placed selfie camera, but in an ultra-low-profile forehead. The bezels on this device are also minimal, so as to create a decent illusion of a full-screen display.
Deirdre O Donnell,

2019 is shaping up to be the year of the punch-hole camera, with even major OEMs like Samsung adopting this technology to avoid the dreaded notch. However, it appears that Meizu may buck this trend in its upcoming flagship. This device - probably to be named the 16s - is the subject of a recent new post on SlashLeaks.

These images show what appears to be a working smartphone with a large dispaly (the Meizu 16s is rumored to have one measuring 6.76 inches) and what could be the OEM's custom Flyme UI. This display is not interrupted by a notch or anything like Samsung's Infinity-O technology at any point. This is due to a 'forehead' located above the top edge of the screen with very restrained dimensions. It is only just wide enough to accomodate a very small single seflie module. 

The front-facing speaker is also found in this bar, although it runs along the top of it, and may even poke over the top of the entire front panel a little. This, presumably, allows the forehead to be so narrow. It is also balanced out by an equally tiny chin along the bottom edge of the phone. Should this leak prove accurate, this may be how Meizu's industrial design has chosen to balance the demand for full-screen displays while conserving the device's length this year.

Some closer looks at the "Meizu 16s". (Source: SlashLeaks)
Some closer looks at the "Meizu 16s". (Source: SlashLeaks)


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Deirdre O'Donnell
Deirdre O'Donnell - Senior Tech Writer - 5100 articles published on Notebookcheck since 2018
I became a professional writer and editor shortly after graduation. My degrees are in biomedical sciences; however, they led to some experience in the biotech area, which convinced me of its potential to revolutionize our health, environment and lives in general. This developed into an all-consuming interest in more aspects of tech over time: I can never write enough on the latest electronics, gadgets and innovations. My other interests include imaging, astronomy, and streaming all the things. Oh, and coffee.
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Deirdre O Donnell, 2019-02-28 (Update: 2019-02-28)