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The Meizu 16s is coming, and we're pretty excited about it

The Meizu 16S misses a notch, slider, or punch-hole. (Source: Slash Leaks)
The Meizu 16S misses a notch, slider, or punch-hole. (Source: Slash Leaks)
Chinese underdogs Meizu are set to release their flagship for the year next month. The Meizu 16s is expected to feature a Snapdragon 855, 6 GB of RAM, 128 GB of storage, and a 48 MP camera. It will also ignore the punch-hole, notch, and slider in favor of incredibly slim bezels. Most importantly, it will cost under US$500.

Meizu had an excellent 2018 and looks ready to continue in that vein this year. The company is set to unveil its new feature-packed mid-ranger phone—the Meizu Note 9—tomorrow, but that is just something of a precursor to a more impressive device.

According to reports, Meizu will launch a flagship device in the coming weeks. The device, the Meizu 16s, will be a successor to last year’s Meizu 16, a device we were very fond of but sadly didn’t get the attention we believe it deserved—especially in the western markets.

The Meizu 16s is expected to feature a 6.2-inch FHD+ AMOLED display, with Corning Gorilla Glass 6 for protection. The flagship could sport 6 GB of RAM, 128 GB of storage, and a Snapdragon 855. Camera-wise, we wouldn’t be surprised to see a triple rear camera setup, with one of the sensors being Sony’s much-lauded 48 MP IMX586. There will also be OIS. An already impressive specification sheet will be crowned with a 3600 mAh battery.

Like the Meizu 16, the 16s looks to be a solid flagship device without a lot of compromises—on paper, at least. Our biggest gripe with Meizu was the company's Flyme Android skin but the proprietary UI looks to have been greatly improved over the past year.

The Meizu 16s is expected to debut in April with a price tag of under US$500.

Speaking of aforementioned imminent Meizu Note 9, it is said to come with a US$250 price tag for the 4 GB model, while the 6 GB variant will cost US$280. Pretty expensive, we’d say, and we’re not sure why anyone would get that over something like the Redmi Note 7 Pro.

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Ricci Rox, 2019-03- 5 (Update: 2019-03- 5)
Ricci Rox
Ricci Rox - News Editor - @riccirox
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.