Meizu 16, Meizu 16 Plus, Meizu X8 launch date on Revu Philippines

Meizu 16, claimed to be better than Xiaomi Mi 8, coming August 8

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One smartphone launch after another. And this time, it’s the Meizu 16 that will get its time in the limelight.

Based on the poster Meizu has shared, its flagship device will be launched on August 8, a little over two weeks from now. The image below already reveals some of its specs (if you can read Chinese) — Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 processor (a no-brainer), an under-display fingerprint sensor just like the one on devices such as the Vivo X21, a first for the Chinese manufacturer; slim bezels; and a redesigned mBack button.

Meizu 16, Meizu 16 Plus, Meizu X8 launch date on Revu Philippines

Official poster revealing the launch date of the Meizu 16

The poster also confirms a notch-less display on the Meizu 16. The upper and lower chins are about the same size, with the former housing an earpiece and a selfie camera.

The rear panel is still a mystery, but rumor is the device will have two cameras on the back. One of them is supposedly an AI Super Camera with Sony IMX380 sensor.

READ ALSO: Meizu 16 Plus might be the best Xiaomi Mi 8 alternative

The Meizu 16 will be joined by the Meizu 16 Plus and X8 at launch. The latter — believed to be the only one of the three to have a notched screen — is confirmed to use a Qualcomm Snapdragon 710 processor, the same chip that debuted on the Xiaomi Mi 8 SE.

Meizu 16, Meizu 16 Plus, Meizu X8. Xiaomi Mi 8, Xiaomi Mi 8 Explorer Edition, Xiaomi Mi 8 SE. You know where we’re going with this, right? Just as the Meizu E3, which was launched in March, competes with the Redmi Note 5 Pro (known as the Redmi Note 5 in the Philippines), the yet-to-be-announced phones are after Xiaomi’s Mi 8 series as well.

SEE ALSO: Meizu 16 series reminds us of Xiaomi Mi 8, Mi 8 SE

Meizu founder and CEO Jack Wong earlier said that the lineup will be better than the other Chinese brand’s offerings. Better in the sense that they will outperform the latter, boast higher screen-to-body ratios, and be cheaper, not going over ¥4,000 (around P31,504 or $591).

Let’s see about that. Let’s wait until August 8, shall we?

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Editor-in-chief: Alora Uy Guerrero has 22 years of experience as an editor for print and digital publications such as Yahoo. She took time off journalism to manage OPPO’s digital-marketing campaigns. When not busy with her babies, she’s working on Revü, a passion project — or probably traveling or obsessing over her favorite bands, movies, TV shows, and basketball teams.