Meizu’s president Jack Wong has been a strong critique of the different display designs OEMs have severally adopted to help trim off the bezels on top of their phone’s display. J. Wong who is also known as Huang Zhang is an ardent fan of symmetrical design on smartphones. So, it shouldn’t surprise you that he has at one time criticized the notch design and even the waterdrop notch that recently featured on the OnePlus 6T and a couple of other smartphones.
Recently, Samsung and Huawei were reported to be working on a hole-in display design for their next-gen flagship models. The Meizu founder has shared is thought once again on the design style which will soon go official on the Galaxy A8s and the Huawei Nova 4. A fan had shared the render of a Meizu phone with the hole-in display design, having the camera sensor inserted on the same plane with the status bar. The render also shows the device packs an in-display fingerprint sensor. Huang Zhang was quick to respond, pointing out that the size of the sensor and the dark spot will be bigger than the size of the icons on the status bar. So, it can’t look that cool in real life. Huang Zhang still reiterated his earlier opinion that trimming the bezels on the chin and then inserting the camera on the top bezels with both ends symmetrical, still is the best option at the moment.
This is the design style Meizu utilized on the Meizu 16th and from all indications, the company will retain this design on the Meizu 16s series expected to be launched in May next year. As Meizu’s 2019 flagship, the Meizu 16s series may be equipped with the Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 mobile platform. The platform is equipped with the fourth-generation multi-core AI engine which provides a highly intuitive machine-backed AI experience. Compared with the previous generation Snapdragon 845, the Snapdragon 855 AI performance will be increased by 3 times.