Meizu has expanded its portfolio in China by announcing two smartphones – the Meizu 16X and the Meizu X8. Both the smartphones are powered by the Snapdragon 710 SoC paired with 6GB RAM, sport dual cameras aligned vertically at the back, a 20-megapixel selfie camera, and run on Android 8.1 Oreo based on Flyme OS. While the X8 sports a rear fingerprint sensor, the 16X has an in-display fingerprint scanner. On the other hand, the Meizu 16X does not sport a display notch, but he X8 sports an iPhone X-like display notch.
Meizu 16X, X8 price, availability
Starting with the Meizu 16X, the smartphone is priced at CNY 2,098 (roughly Rs. 22,200) for the 64GB storage version and the 128GB storage version costs CNY 2,398 (roughly Rs. 25,400). The smartphone has been made available for pre-order in Black, Gold, and White colour options, and the Meizu 16X is slated to go on sale in China on September 26.
The Meizu X8 comes in three variants – 4GB RAM + 64GB storage model costs CNY 1,598 (roughly Rs. 16,900), 6GB RAM + 64GB storage model costs CNY 1,798 (roughly Rs. 19,100), and the 6GB RAM + 128GB storage model costs CNY 1,998 (roughly Rs. 21,200). It has been made available in Black, Blue, and White colour options, and is slated go on sale in China from October 15.
Meizu 16X, X8 specifications
The more premium Meizu 16X supports dual-SIM slots, and runs on Android 8.1 Oreo based on Flyme OS. It features a 6-inch (1080×2160 pixels) full-HD+ AMOLED display with 402ppi pixel density. The device has slight bezels on the top and bottom of the display, however lacks any physical buttons. It is powered by the Snapdragon 710 octa-core (dual 2.2GHz Kryo 360 + hexa 1.7GHz Kryo 360 CPUs) processor with Adreno 616 GPU and 6GB RAM. Internal storage options are at 64GB and 128GB.
The Meizu 16X sports a dual camera setup – with one 12-megapixel sensor with wide-angle lens, f/1.8 aperture, four-axis OIS, PDAF, and laser auto-focus, and a secondary 20-megapixel telephoto sensor with f/2.6 aperture. Both the cameras are supported by a six-LED ring LED flash. At the front, there is a 20-megapixel camera with f/2.0 aperture, and AI face unlock support. The Meizu 16X supports an in-display fingerprint sensor as mentioned above. It packs a 3,100mAh battery with mCharge fast charging. Connectivity options include Dual 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 ac (2.4GHz + 5GHz), Bluetooth 5, GPS + GLONASS, 3.5mm audio jack, and USB Type-C port. The Meizu 16X dimensions measure 151×73.5×7.5mm , and it weighs 154 grams.
Now, the Meizu 8X sports a 6.2-inch (1080×2220 pixels) full-HD+ display with 401ppi pixel density. It is also offered in a 4GB RAM variant, and sports a dual camera setup as well. The setup has one 12-megapixel sensor with f/1.9 aperture and dual PD focus, and a secondary 5-megapixel sensor as well. Both these lenses are backed by a dual-tone LED flash. The Meizu 8X supports a rear fingerprint sensor right below the camera setup. It packs a 3,210mAh battery with mCharge fast charging support, dimensions measure at 151.2×74.6×7.8mm , and the smartphone weighs a little more than the 16X at 160 grams. All of the other specifications of the Meizu X8 are identical to the Meizu 16X.