Meizu 16T – Everything We Know About So Far

A Gaming Smartphone Centric Device with Everything onboard One Would Need.

Unlike Samsung, Huawei, Apple and others, 2018 was not an excellent year for Meizu – but things seem to be changed in 2019 – thanks to the most-anticipated flagship device of Meizu named Meizu 16T. We have been hearing Meizu 16T rumours and leaks for quite a while, but it’s now officially confirmed to hit shelves in China on October 23rd, 2019.

The major highlight of that beast is Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 Chipset, and most excitingly, it’s going to a Gaming Smartphone Centric Device with everything on paper you need.

meizu 16T smartphone

Meizu released its S-series devices with a price tag ~$350 and hinted that another device “16T” will be released somewhere in next month. Recently, it appeared online with a model number “M928Q” and importantly, it has passed 3D Certification in China and equipped with 18W Fast Charging.

Today on Weibo, an invitation letter is leaked by a well-known Chinese source – confirming that the phone will be released sooner than later in an upcoming event in China with the exact name “Meizu 16T”.

Alongside Meizu 16T, additional two devices will be released named Meizu 16s and Meizu 16s Plus, according to the details revealed. The additional devices are appeared to be loaded with 6.2-inches and 6.5-inches displays, respectively. As for software, all these upcoming devices will run on the company’s latest “Flyme OS 8” out of the box.

 According to the earlier Meizu 16T leaks, it was named Meizu 16G by the company where “G” means gaming but later due to some reasons (not known), Meizu changed its name from Meizu 16G to Meizu 16T – “T” means Turbo.

Based on Meizu 16T leaks and rumours, we have some key specifications of the phone, i.e. it’s powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 Chipset – partnered with 6GB/8GB RAM and 128GB/256GB internal storage.

The display with a maximum size of 6.5-inches cover the front of the phone, and it’s supported by the maximum resolution of 2232 x 1080 pixels. The phone measures 159.6 x 78.2 x 8.3 mm in dimensions and weighs only 183 grams.

Meizu 16 mobile phone

A fingerprint scanner is embedded into the display and 45000mAh battery powers the phone to stay active all day long. And outback 12MP + 8MP + 5MP camera lenses provide sharp and colourful images whereas 16MP camera on the front helps to capture selfies and to make video calls.

Meizu 16T Detailed Specifications:

NETWORKTechnologyGSM / CDMA / HSPA / LTE
CONNECTIVITYWireless LANWi-Fi 802.11 а/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot
Weight183 g (6.46 oz)
Variants128GB 6GB RAM, 128GB 8GB RAM, 256GB 8GB RAM
USB2.0, Type-C 1.0 reversible connector
TypeSuper AMOLED capacitive touchscreen, 16M colours
StatusComing soon. Exp. release 2019, October
Size6.5 inches, 106.3 cm2 (~85.2% screen-to-body ratio)
SimDual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)
FEATURESSensorsFingerprint (under display, optical), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass
Secondary Camera FeaturesHDR
Secondary (Selfie) ( Single)16 MP, f/2.2
DESIGN & DISPLAYResolution1080 x 2232 pixels, 18.5:9 ratio (~382 ppi density)
Rear Camera Video[email protected]/60fps
Rear Camera FeaturesLED flash, HDR, panorama
CAMERARear ( Triple )12 MP, f/1.9, 24mm (wide), 1/2.55", 1.4µm, PDAF
8 MP, f/2.2, 15mm (ultrawide), 1/4", 1.12µm, PDAF
5 MP, f/1.9, 23mm (wide), 1/5", 1.12µm, PDAF
RAM6GB/8GB RAM
RadioFM radio
PLATFORMOperating System (OS)Android 9.0 (Pie); Flyme 8
Multi TouchYes
MicActive noise cancellation with dedicated mic
MessagingSMS(threaded view), MMS, Email, Push Email, IM
Memory CardNo
LoudspeakerYes, with stereo speakers
STORAGEInternal Memory128GB/256GB
Graphics Processing Unit (GPU)Adreno 640
GPS ( Global Positioning System )Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS
FeaturesFast battery charging 18W
Dimensions159.6 x 78.2 x 8.3 mm (6.28 x 3.08 x 0.33 in)
Covered (Protective)Gorilla Glass
ChipsetQualcomm SDM855 Snapdragon 855 (7 nm)
Central Processing Unit (CPU)Octa-core (1x2.84 GHz Kryo 485 & 3x2.42 GHz Kryo 485 & 4x1.78 GHz Kryo 485)
BODYBuildFront/back glass, aluminum frame
BrowserHTML5
(MP3/WAV/eAAC+/FLAC player)
(Photo/video editor)
(Document viewer)
Bluetooth5.0, A2DP, LE
LAUNCH DATEAnnounced2019, October
SOUNDAlert typeVibration; MP3, WAV ringtones

with Dolby Atmos stereo speakers (2 dedicated amplifiers)
3.5mm jackYes Available
BATTERYNon-removable Li-Po 4500 mAh battery
ColoursOrange, Blue, Green
PriceAround of £253-£275

Price and Availability

October 23rd is an official Meizu 16T release date, and it comes in three different colours to choose from – Green, Blue and Orange.

As for Meizu 16T Price, it set users back CNY 1999 (~$280) for its standard variant with 6GB RAM & 128GB ROM whereas 8GB RAM with 128GB ROM and 8GB RAM and 256GB ROM variants are priced CNY 2299 (~$325) and CNY 2499 (~$350) respectively.

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