“The MEIZU 16 and 16 Plus both come with 91.18 percent screen to body ratio and the Snapdragon 845 SoC”
After a barrage of leaks and rumours, the MEIZU 16 and 16 Plus smartphones have finally been officially unveiled in China. The brand’s latest flagships have adopted a nearly bezel-less design with full vision 18:9 displays. They have arrived as the company’s first smartphones to boast in-display fingerprint sensors. Both offer similar core specs except for the difference in screen size and battery capacity.
The MEIZU 16 and 16 Plus are equipped with optical in-display fingerprint scanners, which are said to have a high recognition rate of 99.12 percent. They flaunt a custom copper liquid cooling tube to keep the temperature under control during extreme usage. Powering the duo is the top-notch Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 SoC with a clock speed of 2.8GHz, aided by Adreno 630 graphics and Hexagon 685 DSP Artificial Intelligence Engine. They boots Flyme 7 OS based on Android Oreo with the new OneMind AI app loading technology, which promises to improve startup speed by up to 36 percent. They are also equipped with MEIZU’s SuperSwipe tech, which is touted to improve UI fluency by up to 67 percent by optimising the processor’s multi-core algorithms.
Moving on to the other features, the MEIZU 16 and MEIZU 16 Plus flaunt a dual-rear camera setup at the rear comprising of a 12MP IMX 380 sensor and a 20MP IMX350 shooter. The cameras have artificial intelligence features, four-axis OIS, PDAF, 1/4s shutter speed, HDR mode, facial recognition and bokeh effect feature. For selfies and video calling, you got a 20MP shooter with ArcSoft’s beauty algorithms.
Individually, the MEIZU 16 comes with a 6-inch full HD+ Super AMOLED display with 91.18 percent screen to body ratio. The phone is packed with a 3,010mAh battery, which supports mCharge fast charging technology. The device comes in three RAM and storage variants – 6GB + 64GB, 6GB + 128GB, 8GB + 128GB. As for the MEIZU 16 Plus, it offers a bigger 6.5-inch full HD+ display and is fuelled by a beefier 3,640mAh fast-charging battery. Its RAM and storage variants include 6GB + 128GB, 8GB + 128GB, and 8GB + 256GB.
Here are the pricing details of the MEIZU 16 duo —
- MEIZU 16: 6GB + 64GB – RMB 2,698 (~Rs 27,000)
- MEIZU 16: 6GB + 128GB: RMB 2,998 (~Rs 30,000)
- MEIZU 16: 8GB + 128GB: RMB 3,298 (~Rs 33,000)
- MEIZU 16 Plus: 6GB + 128GB: RMB 3,198 (~Rs 32,000)
- MEIZU 16 Plus: 8GB + 128GB: RMB 3,498 (~Rs 35,000)
- MEIZU 16 Plus: 8GB + 256GB: RMB 3,998 (~Rs 40,000)