Meizu is prepping a smartphone to take on the Xiaomi Mi 8 SE and its called the Meizu 16X. It won’t be packed with flagship specs. However, its will be an upper mid-range phone driven by Snapdragon 710. A new Meizu phone labelled as “alps m1872” has surfaced on Geekbench. The benchmarking site has not revealed the processor that will be powering the smartphone. However, the CPU of the phone has a clocking speed of 1.71 GHz, it appears that it could be the Meizu 16X.
The alleged Meizu 16X that has appeared on Geekbench is running on Android 8.1 Oreo. The SoC is coupled with 6 GB of RAM. In the single-core and multi-core tests of Geekbench, the smartphone has respectively scored 1851 and 5558. One of the recent Geekbench listing of Xiaomi Mi 8 SE that features Snapdragon 710, 6 GB of RAM and Android 8.1 Oreo shows that it has scored 1839 and 5882 respectively in single-core and multi-core tests. This suggests that the Meizu 16X will be arriving as a good rival for the Mi 8 SE.
The Meizu 16 and Meizu 16 Plus that were unveiled on Aug. 8 came with in-display fingerprint scanner enabled 18:9 aspect ratio S-AMOLED screens. Since the Meizu 16X is not a flagship phone, it is unlikely to arrive with in-screen fingerprint reader. A leaked photo of the Meizu 16X that had surfaced in the recent past had revealed that it would be arriving with a notched screen. Jack Wong, the CEO of Meizu has said that the display of the Meizu 16X will be larger than that of Mi 8 SE.
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Wong has also confirmed that the company will be announcing the Meizu 16X in September. It will be priced between 1,500 Yuan (~$218) and 2,000 Yuan. (~$292).