After announcing the Meizu 15 series smartphone, the company started working on its successor — Meizu 16 series. Recently, Meizu CEO revealed that the Meizu 16 will be launched on 26th August and is expected to be available right after the launch.
Now, ahead of the phone’s official launch next month, the benchmark score of Meizu 16 has been leaked online. The leaked image reveals that the phone scored 291,866 in a benchmark test. However, we were not able to verify the authenticity of this.
The benchmark score of Meizu 16 as claimed by the leaked image is higher than the score of flagship smartphones from other Chinese manufacturers. For comparision, Xiaomi’s Black Shark Gaming Smartphone scored 289,959; the Vivo NEX scored 284,227; the OnePlus 6’s score stands at 282,275; and the score of Xiaomi Mi 8 is 273,221.
Meizu is expected to launch two smartphone in its Meizu 16 series and even though both device will have narrow bezels and high screen-to-body ratio, the smartphones will not feature a notched display as is the trend nowadays.
Under the hood, both Meizu 16 and 16 Plus will be powered by Qualcomm‘s Snapdragon 845 octa-core processor, clocked at a maximum frequency of 2.8GHz. This is the same chipset that powers most of the flagship smartphone launched this year.
The company’s CEO has also revealed that there’ll be an 8GB RAM + 128GB internal storage model, which is likely to be the high-end variant of the Meizu 16. The smartphone is also confirmed to come with an under-display fingerprint sensor.
It will also come with dual rear camera setup and support for wireless charing. However, there’ll be another model named Meizu X8 which will be powered by Snapdragon 710 processor and won’t feature the in-display fingerprint sensor.
Recently, Meizu CEO Jack Wong had said that the most powerful version of the upcoming flagship smartphones will not cost more than 4000 Yuan, which roughly translates to $514 while the Meizu X8 is said to cost between 1,500-2,000 Yuan ($226-300). We’ll know for sure next month when the devices get launched.