Rumor | The upcoming Meizu 17 5G flagship series is designed to look like the Samsung Galaxy S10+
There may be some consumers who, when faced with the new rear panels from flagships such as the Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra and Huawei P40 Pro (or Pro Plus, even), get nostalgic for the somewhat more restrained camera-bars of the Galaxy S10 series. A well-regarded Weibo tipster's latest leak suggests that the Chinese OEM Meizu favors them as well.
This rumor is based on a set of "watermarks" (brand-generated software-based stamps that indicate which phone took a given photo) that allegedly correspond to this company's upcoming flagships. Should they prove valid, they show that both the Meizu 17 5G and 17 Pro 5G will have a camera hump bearing 5 components in a landscape orientation.
Of these, 4 appear to be actual image sensors, evenly distributed around a central flash. This may seem like a strange esthetic choice for this year; however, some buyers may prefer it above the last set of renders attributed to Meizu. They showed a "17" model with a round camera hump and a neon gradient for a colorway.
In other potential news for this smartphone brand, its upcoming premium models are also thought to rock the Snapdragon 865 SoC (with the requisite X55 modem, of course), as well as punch-hole selfie cameras found in AMOLED displays. It is also possible that these screens will, like the rumored Motorola flagship, have a "waterfall" nature.