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The Meizu 16 devices are coming, Snapdragon 845 in tow

The Meizu 15 Plus featured an Exynos 8895. (Source: Gizchina)
The Meizu 15 Plus featured an Exynos 8895. (Source: Gizchina)
Meizu CEO Jack Wong has confirmed that the company will build on the success of the recently released Meizu 15 devices with a pair of direct successors in the Meizu 16 and 16 Plus. One of the devices will feature a Snapdragon 845.

The Meizu 15 and 15 Plus devices were released a few months ago, in commemoration of the company’s 15-year anniversary. Apparently, the devices have been successful enough that the company has decided to build it into a new premium line of devices. Not that we’re complaining, of course—the Meizu 15 was a brilliant smartphone in many aspects.

Going by word on the grapevine, Meizu will release a lineup of Meizu 16 devices in August. It’s supposed to be a duo, in the form of a Meizu 16 and Meizu 16 Plus. There was a 15 Lite, but it would seem the company plans on skipping the mid-range offering this time out. 

Meizu CEO Jack Wong has apparently also confirmed that the devices will be powered by Snapdragon chipsets. The more expensive one could opt for an SD845, while the cheaper model could go the way of the SD710. The Meizu 15 and 15 Plus featured the Snapdragon 660 and Exynos 8895 respectively, so this is a step up. It’s really just nice to see Meizu embrace Qualcomm’s offerings.

Not much else is known—that isn’t completely baseless conjecture—but prices are expected to start around US$470, and peak at US$620, which is impressive for a flagship. There's also word that the devices could come with in-display fingerprint readers.

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Renders of the Meizu 16. The device will not feature a notch.
Renders of the Meizu 16. The device will not feature a notch.

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Ricci Rox, 2018-06-20 (Update: 2018-06-20)
Ricci Rox
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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.