Chinese smartphone maker Meizu is facing a potential lawsuit from renowned certification and testing services provider, TUV Rheinland, for not obtaining proper certification from the company before announcing their newest smartphone, the Meizu 16T.
Following the launch of Meizu’s newest handset on October 23, TUV Rheinland issued an official statement through Chinese micro-blogging platform Weibo, claiming that the Chinese mobile company had not passed any related testing or certification for its newest flagship products.
“The TUV Rheinland certification stamped across Meizu’s 16T launch event, official website and product packaging were not officially issued nor certified by TUV Rheinland,” said the German testing company in its official statement. “We will be taking related legal action against Meizu with regards to this.”
Meizu has not made an official response regarding the allegations.
The Meizu 16T that was launched today is marketed as a gaming smartphone, featuring a bigger display and a larger battery than the Meizu 16s and 16s Pro phones.
In April, the Chinese firm launched the Snapdragon 855 mobile platform powered Meizu 16s followed by the Snapdragon 855+ driven Meizu 16s Pro in August. The Meizu 16T that was launched today is a Snapdragon 855 SoC fueled gaming phone.
Meizu has teamed up with Tencent for enhancing the overall gaming experience on the mobile device. The handset comes with a linear vibration motor and game mode 4.0 for an immersive gaming experience. To make sure gaming sessions aren’t cut short, the 16T comes equipped with a large 4,500mAh battery with 18W fast charge support.
The Meizu 16T features a large 6.5-inch Super AMOLED display and similar to its predecessors, also sports slim symmetrical bezels above and below the display. The screen is integrated with Super mTouch in-display fingerprint reader that takes only 0.2 seconds to unlock the device.
The phone features a triple camera setup with a 12MP main camera, an 8MP wide-angle lens with 118-degree field-of-view and a 5MP depth sensor. The thin bezel on the front houses the phone’s 16MP selfie camera which is optimized to capture better selfies in dim light conditions.
It comes with a bigger display and a larger battery than the Meizu 16s and 16s Pro phones and a price tag of 1,999 Yuan (~$282) for the base configuration.