The Meizu 16 Plus will be jumping on the triple-camera setup bandwagon, recent industry rumors suggest, with the Chinese phone maker supposedly planning to equip its next Android flagship with two 12-megapixel sensors and another 20-megapixel one, all installed on the back. The system in question is effectively described as the camera setup found on the upcoming Meizu 16 but ennobled with the addition of another 12-megapixel module. A 20-megapixel front camera is still said to be part of the package. The handset manufacturer already confirmed the Meizu 16 and Meizu 16 Plus are in the works, with both Android devices being expected to launch in August.
Recent rumors point to the Meizu 16 Plus having four-axis optical image stabilization, which should significantly improve the sharpness of its imaging results and low-light performance but isn’t expected to significantly impact its video recording capabilities. The phablet is also rumored to feature 32W fast charging support and a new haptic feedback solution in the form of mEngine 2.0. The Meizu 16 and Meizu 16 Plus are likely to start at the equivalent of around $580 and $625, respectively.
Meizu‘s upcoming offering could hence become the second contemporary handset to feature a triple-camera setup, with Huawei already commercializing such a solution earlier this year with the P20 Plus. Mobile imaging systems with more than two lenses are likely to continue gaining traction in the near future as manufacturers reach the limits of dual-camera setups and are forced to either deliver thicker devices housing larger sensors or equip them with more modules. Due to that state of affairs, the demand for smartphone lenses isn’t likely to drop in the foreseeable future despite the fact that handset shipments are now stagnating or declining in most parts of the world, Largan Precision’s chief said earlier this week. In a recent interview with AndroidHeadlines, a DxOMark Image Labs official predicted that quadruple-camera setups are also just around the corner and may be commercialized by this time next year, citing echoes from the smartphone industry.