Meizu’s founder Jack Wong (Huang Chang) has been consistently revealing the features of forthcoming Meizu 16 and Meizu 16 Plus flagship smartphones on the official community of the company.
Some rumors have claimed that there will be a Snapdragon 710 variant for the Meizu 16 phone. Wong has now confirmed on Meizu’s community that the upcoming Meizu X8 will be featuring the Snapdragon 710 SoC.
The Xiaomi Mi 8 SE smartphone that was launched alongside flagship phones like Mi 8 and Mi 8 Explorer Edition is the first phone to be powered by Snapdragon 710 mobile platform. The Vivo NEX A that was also launched recently features the same chipset. Other smartphone OEMs are also expected to debut SD710 phones this year and among them is the Meizu X8. Wong has only confirmed the existence of the smartphone but hasn’t shared any other information on its specifications.
The Snapdragon 710 chipset was introduced by Qualcomm to replace the Snapdragon 660 that powered upper mid-range phones last year. It is a 10nm chipset octa-core processor that has a clocking speed of 2.2 GHz. On AnTuTu, the SoC has recorded an average benchmarking score of around 170,000 points.
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The upcoming Meizu 16 and Meizu 16 Plus smartphones are powered by Snapdragon 845 chipset and have up to 8 GB of RAM. The Meizu 16 is expected to arrive with a 5.6-inch OLED screen whereas the 16 Plus may come with a 6.1-inch OLED display. The notch-less displays of both phones are expected to feature in-display fingerprint scanner.
The Meizu 16 is expected to feature 12-megapixel + 20-megapixel dual camera setup and 3,080mAh battery with 24W charging. On the other hand, the Meizu 16 Plus may arrive with 12-megapixel + 12-megapixel + 20-megapixel triple camera setup and a larger battery of 3,600mAh capacity along with 32W charging. The Meizu 16 series will be made official in August.