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Meizu 16s Pro adds Snapdragon 855+, triple cameras to a familiar design

Meizu 16s Pro adds Snapdragon 855+, triple cameras to a familiar design

Meizu seems to be done with making unorthodox designs, especially ones that are just disguised marketing stints. The Meizu 16s it launched last April is as traditional as you can get in terms of design while still offering the staples of premium smartphones. Now it's coming with a Pro version of that which bumps the offering just a bit while still giving a reprieve for those tired of fancy trends and unusable designs.

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Meizu 16Xs released with 6.2-inch display for $245 USD

Meizu 16Xs released with 6.2-inch display for $245 USD

There's a new phone from Meizu out this week with a 6.2-inch Samsung-made AMOLED display for $245 USD. This device has a 4000mAh battery inside, 48MP triple lens camera system on its back with "super wide angle" and a ship date within two weeks of now. The only real drawback here is the lack of a US-specific release, as it'll be directed first at Europe, then to India and Asia-based countries in July.

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Meizu 16s is a traditionalist in a sea of notches and holes

Meizu 16s is a traditionalist in a sea of notches and holes

These days, almost every premium smartphone has a gimmick, most of which are used to decrease the amount of bezels around the screen. If you don't have a notch, a punch=hole cutout, a popup camera, or a slider, then you must be an unfortunate mid-range budget handset. Of course, that wasn't always the case and it doesn't have to be. That seems to be the message that Meizu is sending with the Meizu 16s, a high-end smartphone with no fuss or gimmick, just affordable raw power.

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Meizu Note 9 mixes 48 MP camera with mid-range Snapdragon 675

Meizu Note 9 mixes 48 MP camera with mid-range Snapdragon 675

Meizu's attempt to sell even the idea of a button-less smartphone may have ended up as a total flop, but that's not going to make a dent in the Chinese OEMs mission to rain unusual phones down on the market. Its latest trick? To put a camera you'd usually only find in premium phones and slap it on a mid-range Meizu Note 9.

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Meizu Zero used Indiegogo in marketing ploy

Meizu Zero used Indiegogo in marketing ploy

The CEO of Meizu took to the brand's official bulletin board in China to suggest that their futuristic "Zero" phone was no more than a marketing ploy. The phone seemed pretty neat, what with its complete lack of ports and holes (save the microphone holes), and a design that seemed utterly futuristic. Working models of the phone DID exist, but it seems clear now that the company never meant to actually put the phone into production.

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Meizu Zero ‘holeless’ phone crowdfund unit shipping this week

Meizu Zero ‘holeless’ phone crowdfund unit shipping this week

With Meizu Zero, the folks at Meizu decided they'd bypass the normal roadblocks and risks that come with manufacturing a new sort of product. The product is a ceramic 3D unibody smartphone with a "holeless" design. That means it has no ports, it has no buttons, it has no speaker grilles of any sort. It does have a couple of microphone holes - but they're tiny enough not to matter for the grand purpose of this design.

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Buttonless phones are gorgeous, but here are arguments against it

Buttonless phones are gorgeous, but here are arguments against it

Meizu and Vivo are trying to usher in a new breed of smartphones, a kind of smartphone that even Apple is believed to be considering. The kind of smartphone that's glass on all sides and edges, unbroken by any seam or hole, aside perhaps for the cameras on the back. The Meizu Zero and Vivo APEX 2019 Concept Phone are truly sights to behold. They still leave a few questions open, probably to be answered at MWC 2019 next week. But whether they get answered or not, there are a few things that make this kind of unibody phone far too ahead of their time.

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Meizu Zero has no ports, no slots, no buttons

Meizu Zero has no ports, no slots, no buttons

There's a new phone from Meizu which has no ports, no buttons, no slots. This is the Meizu Zero, a smartphone that takes minimalism to a new level. Unlike the rest of the smartphone industry (with a few notable exceptions) this smartphone does not hesitate to remove all unnecessary bits and pieces from the smartphone experience. But has it gone too far?

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Smartphones in 2019 – Things to consider before buying one

Smartphones in 2019 – Things to consider before buying one

The trends are in, and we've got a pretty decent idea of the next big smartphones from device makers in 2019. The features you're going to want to watch out for are only slightly different from what came in 2018 - and we're pretty much set on what the phones will look like already. What's it going to take for you to get a deal on a smartphone in 2019?

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Meizu Note 8: a conventional mid-ranger in a sea of eccentric phones

Meizu Note 8: a conventional mid-ranger in a sea of eccentric phones

Almost every new phone these days has a gimmick, be it triple or even quadruple phones, sliding tops and backs, squeezable sides, or even notches. They might be interesting for a while but they can become quite tiring as well. Sometimes you pine for what may now be considered “old school” design and normal features. If that’s more to your liking, then the new Meizu Note 8 might feel like a breath of fresh air. At least if you’re in the market for mid-range phones.

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Meizu 16X detailed: Fullscreen metallic ceramic jealousy

Meizu 16X detailed: Fullscreen metallic ceramic jealousy

The Meizu 16X was just revealed in the same price range as the Pocophone F1 and Honor Play (2018). This is a smartphone with extreme chops, especially for its price, giving us another reason to be joyful in the tech news universe. Not only because this phone looks pretty great, but because it's another sign that we're moving out of the BLAH ZONE!

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Meizu 16th Review

Meizu 16th Review

You might not rank Meizu among the top smartphone makers in the market, be it in its home country of China let alone the rest of the world. Not that it hasn’t tried hard, with interesting yet eccentric standouts like the Meizu PRO 5 Ubuntu Edition and the double-faced Meizu PRO 7. Those, however, haven’t exactly put it close to the top nor have they brought in the dough. Meizu has since then changed its strategy, shifting its phones towards more conventional designs and features to try and pull in users who need a serious smartphone. And this Meizu 16th is perhaps the most serious one of all.

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