Meizu could be one of the most underrated smartphone manufacturers around, offering great value for money smartphones and a gesture-driven user interface way before Android. The company has launched its latest flagship smartphone, the Meizu 16s.
The new flagship smartphone from Meizu checks a lot of boxes for a high-end device in 2019. It comes with Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 coupled with 6GB to 8GB of RAM and 128GB of storage. There is also a 256GB onboard storage option, although that will exclusively available in China. The smartphone features a 6.2-inch full HD+ AMOLED screen with thin bezels and an in-display fingerprint sensor.
In the imaging department, the Meizu 16s comes with a dual camera setup compromising of a 48MP f/1.7 main camera with optical image stabilization and a 20MP f/2.6 secondary rear camera for 3x lossless zoom shots. The OIS on the primary camera is noteworthy as the likes of Honor View 20 and Redmi Note 7 Pro which also come with 48-megapixel sensor do not offer optical image stabilization. At the front, the smartphone comes with 20-megapixel selfie shooter with f/2.2 lens.
The company is also offering AI-powered scene recognition, portrait mode, and dual Super Night Scene mode. The latter combines up to 17 images for better low-light results. Meizu says the feature will also make itself to the older devices. The company has also revealed a list of supported device.
Some of the other key features of the Meizu 16s include Android Pie with the FlymeOS on top, USB-C, NFC, a notification light, dual-SIM support, dual-frequency GPS, but no 3.5mm port. The Meizu 16s also retains the company’s signature mEngine gesture navigation method, which uses Apple-like vibration motor to simulate a home button and facilitate gestures.
The Meizu 16s will be made available in Carbon Black, Pearl White, and Phantom Blue color options. The starting price of the Meizu 16s will be at 3,198 (roughly ₹33,300) yuan for the 6GB RAM with 128GB storage variant. The 8GB RAM with 128GB storage variant will retail at 3,498 yuan(roughly ₹36,400), while the 8GB RAM with 256GB storage variant will be available for purchase at 3,998 yuan(roughly ₹41,500)
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