Yesterday, Meizu 16 series went on its first official sale. These smartphones sold out in one second. This was not entirely surprising because the Meizu 16 which is powered by an SD845 with an on-screen fingerprint sensor was sold for less than $400 making it the cheapest Snapdragon 845 smartphone. However, the pre-order of these devices is on again but interested persons will have to make a full payment as there is no option for partial payment.
Those who partook in the first pre-sale will have their smartphones shipped between 4-8 weeks, however, the company has stated that this second pre-sale will be shipped within five weeks which is quite encouraging because eight weeks is a whole lot of time.
The Meizu 16 has a 6.0-inch AMOLED display and the 16 Plus sports a bigger 6.5-inch panel with a bigger 3640mAh battery powering it. Both handsets feature the Snapdragon 845 SoC, so you’re not short on firepower. The Meizu 16 Plus, on the other hand, has a 3,010mAh battery. Both handsets come with mCharge that tops up the phone to 67% in 30 minutes. Both have the same 12MP + 20MP dual rear camera and the 20MP selfie shooter. Meizu focused on the rear camera a lot saying the IMX380 CMOS (12MP) used is the best in the range, even compared to the IMX519 & IMX363. One of the two models also has OIS but Meizu didn’t specify which one has it.