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The Meizu 16s may indeed have ultra-slim bezels: new leak

A new image of a live device has been linked to the Meizu 16s. (Source: PlayfulDroid)
A new image of a live device has been linked to the Meizu 16s. (Source: PlayfulDroid)
The 16s is Meizu's rumored 2019 flagship that is projected to dodge the notch trend with ultra-slim top and bottom bezels in its front panels. Some leaks attributed to the purported device have supported this theory. The latest one lends it further weight.
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Many smartphone OEMs are turning to the water- or teardrop-shaped notch in order to maximize screen-to-body ratios in 2019. Meizu, however, is one that may address the resulting demand for fullscreen-as-possible displays through super-slim bezels. It has practised this art with the previous flagship 16 line. However, it may have perfected it in this year's variant.

Meizu normally tries to achieve an edge-to-edge illusion with minimal side bezels, and the smartphone forehead and chin to match. The effect turns out reminiscent of the LG flagships of the last few years. However, a new leak posted by the blog PlayfulDroid may indicate that this strategy has worked out in Meizu's favor this year.

It consists of a photo of a real-life device without a notch of any kind, but with bezels that look much like those of the Meizu 16X but smaller. The phone also shows a Chinese-language UI that could be Flyme OS, the OEM's custom Android skin. Therefore, it seems that the company has nailed its premium-tier design this year.

On the other hand, the phone does not seem to have the button layout of pre-existing 16-line phones or 16s leaks - in fact, it is hard to see any in the image. Therefore, it is just possible that this phone is in fact the Meizu Zero, a button-less concept device that flopped on Indiegogo earlier this year.

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Deirdre O'Donnell
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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, 2019-03-22 (Update: 2019-03-22)