Meizu 16 and Meizu 16 Plus Officially Announced
At 14:30 (Beijing Time) on August 8, Meizu held a new product launch conference in Beijing. The new flagship of 16 series was created by Huang Zhang and it was officially launched! For the new flagship, Meizu put forward the concept of “no chaos design is the best design.” The Meizu 16 did not follow the wind to use the bangs full screen, and there is no rear fingerprint recognition opening. Instead, it is equipped a new generation of optical screen fingerprints, with a recognition speed of only 0.25 seconds and a recognition success rate of up to 99.12%.
Meizu also stressed that the cost of the fingerprint recognition module of the Meizu 16 increased by 300% compared with 15 for the stunning vision and interaction, expressing the determination of the true flagship.
In terms of appearance, the Meizu 16 uses an equilateral symmetric full-screen design. The regular Meizu 16 comes with a 6.0-inch, while the Meizu 16 Plus sports a 6.5-inch Samsung Super AMOLED screen. The screen ratio is up to 91.18%, the left and right borders are only 1.43mm, the chin width is only 5.74mm, and the width is 40mm. The top is distributed with infrared receiving holes, light sensing holes, infrared emitting holes, surround sound, breathing lights, and self-portrait sensor. It also uses Meizu’s custom CFO package technology.
The back of the phone uses a 7-layer coating process and a 3D quad-curved glass body with a ceramic texture. It offers a special white color variant officially known as ‘mountains white.’ There is only one opening. The body thickness of only 7.3mm. The world’s thinnest phone with a screen fingerprint weighs only 152 grams.
The Meizu 16 applied super large R angle cutting, 6-segment arc, and a second-generation suspension dispensing technology. Actually, they have invested a lot of effort and made countless attempts. Say, the screen customization cost is $6 million. The drop rate is 90%.
The configuration is also top-level. The Meizu 16 is equipped with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 processor that scores 291866 at AnTuTu and 148.57 points at Master Lu. Its speed is 1.53 times faster than that of the Meizu 15. At the same time, the full memory starts with 6GB, while there is an 8GB LPDDR4X RAM variant as well. The maximum UFS 2.1 storage capacity is 256GB.
In terms of network design, the Meizu 16 uses a four-antenna Wi-Fi 2×2 MIMO and a six-antenna LTE 4×4 MIMO. The transmission speed is increased by 60% and 100%, respectively, and the phone has an independent signal amplifier, supporting Bluetooth 5.0, Qualcomm aptX, and Sony LDAC CD-class wireless sound quality. There are stereo dual speakers and a 3.5mm headphone jack.
The battery capacity of the Meizu 16 is 3010mAh, while the 16 Plus comes with a 3640mAh battery. The nominal battery life is up to 13.5 hours. The phone supports fast charging, which can charge up to 67% in 30 minutes only.
The Meizu 16 runs on Flyme 7 operating system, based on Android 8.0. The application preloading startup speed is increased by 34%, while Super Swipe sliding fluency is increased by 67%. The new OS supports firepower full-open game mode. At the same time, the copper tube cooling systems have a system crash rate as low as 0.05%.
Interoperability is a place that Meizu is very proud of. This time it brings a new Super mBack 2.0, which fully supports full-screen global gestures. The company claims that the screen sampling rate is close to the iPhone X, and the second generation touch engine mEngine 2.0 supports 100 variety of tactile feedback scenarios.
In terms of photo shooting, the Meizu 16 features the world’s smallest 20-megapixel self-photographing sensor. The latter also cooperates with ArcSoft to support the fifth-generation AI beauty algorithm, which can intelligently identify the age, gender, skin quality and other information of the characters, and add a front-facing smart portrait background.
On the rear camera, there are no changes when comparing to the Meizu 15. It still sports a Sony IMX380 12MP main camera (wide angle, F/1.8 aperture, and a pixel size of 1.55 microns) and a Sony IMX350 2MP sub-camera (telephoto, F2.6 aperture) combination. Thanks to the Snapdragon 845’s new ISP Spectra 280 and AI intelligent algorithm, this is the most powerful camera on a Meizu flagship in its history. The DxoMark points are expected to break 100.
In addition, the rear camera supports OIS four-axis optical image stabilization (shutter speed reduced to 1/4s), fully automatic HDR, and intelligent scene recognition.