In the past, Meizu has been known to release mid-range smartphones for consumers on a budget. Recently, an upcoming device from the Guangdong company dubbed the Legent has surfaced. Sketches posted on Chinese microblogging site Weibo hint at the company producing a flagship smartphone.
The post details some of the device’s specifications. The Legent appears to feature a relatively bezel-free display with a physical home button. Unfortunately, we’re given no insights on the build quality of the device. Interestingly though, its 16MP camera module seems to be reversible. This is something we have seen Oppo do in the past but has not managed to catch on because of the fragile nature of the hinge on which the camera rotates.
In terms of other specifications, the device will allegedly be powered by Samsung’s Exynos 8893 processor and will sport a 5.7-inch QHD AMOLED display. RAM on board seems to be 6GB and storage options include both 64 and 128GB variants. Meizu has been known to include a microSD card slot in its devices and we hope this carries on with the Legent.
On the software side of things, the phone is likely to run Flyme 6 OS based on Android 7.0 Nougat. With a speculated 3,400mAh battery, the smartphone should pack enough juice to see out the day.
Of course, with availability and pricing yet to be confirmed, all this information should be taken with a pinch of salt. Next week’s CES conference may shed light on these rumours but until then, all we can do is speculate. It will be interesting to see if Meizu prices this among future flagship devices or aims to compete with the likes of the OnePlus 3T. Will you consider buying Meizu’s flagship next year? Let us know below.