The company’s CEO and founder Huang Zhang has revealed several details about the upcoming Meizu 16 line-up. If he keeps doing this in a consistent way, the official event would no longer be very exciting. Today, Jack Wong has revealed that the upcoming flagships will not follow the Apple bandwagon and it will retain the 3.5 mm headphone jack. But according to his words, the company will consider its removal in future smartphones to opt for a cleaner design with fewer holes.
People are slowly getting used to the lack of a headphone jack in favor of adapters for USB Type-C and Lightning ports or wireless headphones, but it is still widely used, and Meizu probably felt that it is still not the right time to remove it. The Meizu 16 series will be composed of two models: 16 and 16 Plus. Both will be the first Meizu flagships to be equipped with the best Qualcomm SoC currently in the market. We are referring to the octa-core Snapdragon 845 chipset with a max frequency of 2.8 GHz. There will be an in-display fingerprint scanner, but you will not see a notch as the company has opted for an 18:9 full screen.
Still, the bezels around the display will be narrower than the Galaxy S9 line-up, and there will also be dual speakers. The highest configuration is expected to pack 8 GB of RAM for the first time in Meizu’s history. According to Jack Wong, the new line-up will be launched as soon as possible, while according to previous reports will be official in August. Alongside the Meizu 16 series, there will also be the Meizu X8, an upper-midrange handset which will be powered by the new octa-core Snapdragon 710 chipset by Qualcomm. Prices will be convenient in each case as the 16 and 16 Plus should cost up to 4000 Yuan and the X8 should have a price tag from 1500 to 2000 Yuan.
In 2018, is the headphone jack really very important to you?