Meizu’s answer to the OnePlus 7 and Xiaomi Mi 9 just popped up on Antutu

A benchmark purporting to be from the Meizu 16 has popped up on Antutu, and if it’s to be believed it’ll be a beast of a smartphone that matches, if not beats key rivals, including the Galaxy S10‘s, performance.

The benchmark score appeared on Antutu on 1 April and was quickly spotted by eagle-eyed reporters at GSMArena.

Details were light, but the posting suggested the Meizu 16 will run on Android 9, feature a Snapdragon 855 CPU, Adreno 640 GPU and 6GB of RAM. Other specs included 128GB of storage and a 2232 x 1080 resolution display.

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These specs put it on a par with the Xiaomi Mi 9, which is one of Trusted Reviews’ mid-range phones of choice and one of an elite comradery of handsets to achieve our hallowed 5/5 score.

The listed 357975 score also isn’t to be sniffed at and puts it on a par with the Xiaomi Mi 9, which scored 362134 running the same test when we reviewed it.

Synthetic benchmark scores never tell the whole story of a phones performance, but they are a good indicator of its potential. This makes the mysterious, and unconfirmed Meizu 16 on a paper an absolute beast and on a par with the Galaxy S10 Plus and iPhone XS, which both scored lower on Antutu during testing.

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Given Meizu’s tendency to competitively price its handsets this could make the Meizu 16 a great value for money handset when/if it launches. Though without further information and real world testing we can’t confirm this.

The £400-£600 price point is becoming an increasingly competitive segment of the phone market. The mid-range market has traditionally been dominated by OnePlus. The OnePlus 6T cost £499 when it first launched and remains one of Trusted Reviews recommended mid-range phones. The company is expected to launch its next generation OnePlus 7 in the very near future.

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