Update: The complete hardware specifications of the upcoming Meizu flagship smartphone have now been listed by TENAA. Even though the Chinese telecommunications regulatory body has not revealed the name of the chipset powering the Meizu 16s, the 2.8 GHz clock speed seems to confirm that the phone will indeed run on Qualcomm’s latest 7nm Snapdragon 855 octa-core processor. Surprisingly, however, it appears the Meizu 16s will be sold in a single configuration featuring 8GB of RAM and 128GB of internal storage.
In the camera department, Meizu’s next flagship is listed to feature a dual-camera setup on the back with a 48MP primary sensor and a 2MP depth sensor. On the front of the handset will be a 20MP resolution snapper for selfies and video calls. Unsurprisingly, the Meizu 16s will support video recording at up to 4K Ultra HD resolution. Moving on to the display, the TENAA listing confirms a 6.2-inch AMOLED panel with 1080 x 2232 Full HD+ resolution and an in-display fingerprint scanner. Its predecessor, the Meizu 16, sports a 6.0-inch AMOLED display with 1080 x 2160 resolution. The phone will be available in three color options at launch: Black, White, and Gradient Blue.
Meizu is expected to unveil its next flagship smartphone in China later this month. Expected to be launched as Meizu 16s, the device has been certified by TENAA in China. Surprisingly, the new Meizu 16s does not look very different from its predecessor in terms of design.
Meizu 16s Spotted on TENAA Ahead of Launch
The images published by TENAA show the Meizu 16s will look nearly identical to the Meizu 16 from the front. Just like its predecessor, the Meizu 16s has no notch or a punch-hole for the selfie camera. On the back of the phone, we find a repositioned dual-camera setup with an LED flash module below it. As for specifications, the M971Q TENAA listing only tells us the smartphone will have a 6.2-inch display and a 3540mAh capacity battery. Even though the display will be slightly larger than the one on the Meizu 16, the bigger battery should allow it to deliver better battery life than its predecessor. When it comes to physical dimensions, the smartphone measures 151.9 x 73.4 x 7.65mm. In comparison, the Meizu 16 measures 150.5 x 73.2 x 7.3mm. Going by the dimensions listed on TENAA, the Meizu 16s will likely have only a slightly better screen-to-body ratio compared to its predecessor.
As for hardware specifications, Meizu 16s is rumored to be powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 octa-core chipset. In the camera department, rumors claim the upcoming flagship will have a 48MP Sony IMX586 primary sensor at the rear, similar to Xiaomi’s Mi 9. The smartphone is said to have entered mass production last month and is likely to be launched in China sometime later this month. On the software front, Meizu’s upcoming flagship will be running on Android Pie-based FlymeOS out of the box. TENAA is expected to update the M971Q listing on its website with the complete hardware specifications of the smartphone very soon.