Meizu makes a comeback in India with its flagship, Meizu 16th, and two budget smartphones - Android

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Meizu makes a comeback in India with its flagship, Meizu 16th, and two budget smartphones - Android

Chinese smartphone maker Meizu is making a comeback in the India market after being in a limbo of sorts since last year.

Meizu 16th

Chinese smartphone maker Meizu is making a comeback in the India market after being in a limbo of sorts since last year.

Founded in 2003, the company launched its first smartphone in India in 2015 – around the time when several Chinese smartphone makers descended into the market to claim a share of the huge and growing pie. Of course, only a few survived.

In a press conference in New Delhi today, Meizu launched three new devices and announced its plans to make a comeback into the Indian market.

Meizu 16th

Meizu 16th

The company wants to lead its comeback story with its flagship smartphone, the awkwardly named Meizu 16th (yes, there’s a ‘th’ in the name!).

The 16th sports a 6-inch Full HD+ Super AMOLED display and packs in top-of-the-line specifications with Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 processor, Adreno 630 GPU, 8GB of RAM, and 128GB of internal storage.

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In the camera department, it has a 12MP (f/1.8 aperture) + 20MP (f/2.6 aperture) dual camera at the back and a 20MP front-facing camera with a f/2.0 aperture.

The Meizu 16th is priced at ₹39,999 ($567) and will be soon available on Amazon.in exclusively.

Meizu 16th

 Meizu 16th
Display6.0-inch Full HD+ (2160 x 1080) Super AMOLED
402ppi
SoCQualcomm Snapdragon 845
(4 Kryo Gold + 4 Kryo Silver)
GPUAdreno 630
RAM8GB
Storage128GB
CamerasRear camera:
12MP + 20MP
Sony IMX380 + IMX350
f/1.8 + f/2.6 wide aperture blurring
OIS
6-LED round flash

Front camera:
20MP
f/2.0 wide aperture
5P lens
AI face recognition unlocking
Battery3010mAh
IP ratingNone
SensorsTransverse linear motor, Pressure sensor, Hall magnetic sensor, Gravity sensor, Infrared proximity sensor, Gyroscope, Ambient light sensor, Digital compass, Touch sensor
Network4G FDD-LTE: B1/B2/B3/B4/B5/B7/B8/B20
4G TDD-LTE: B40
3G WCDMA: B1/B2/B4/B5/B8
2G GSM: B2/B3/B5/B8
CDMA: BC0
Connectivity802.11a/b/g/n/ac wireless network 2x2MIMO, support 5GHz and 2.4GHz Wi-Fi
Bluetooth 5.0, support BLE
SIMDual nano sim card dual standby
SoftwareAndroid 8.1 Oreo with Flyme 7.1.1
Dimensions and weight150. 5mm x 73.2mm x 7.3mm
152g
ColorsMidnight Black, Moonlight White

Meizu M6T

The Meizu M6T is a more affordable smartphone from Meizu. Powered by the MediaTek MT6750 processor, the M6T packs in 3GB of RAM and 32GB of internal storage, expandable with a microSD card.

The M6T is priced at ₹7,999 ($113) and will be available soon on Amazon.in.

 Meizu M6T
Display5.7-inch LTPS LCD
HD+ (1440 x 720)
18:9 aspect ratio
282ppi
SoCMT6750
4 x A53 1.5GHz + 4 x A53 1.0GHz
GPUMali-T860 MP2
RAM3GB
Storage32GB
Expandable up to 128GB with microSD card
CamerasRear camera:
13MP + 2MP
ƒ/2.2 + f/2.8 aperture
5-element lens + 3-element lens
1.12um pixel size

Front camera:
8MP
1.12um pixel size
4-element lens
ƒ/2.0 aperture
Battery3300mAh
SensorsFingerprint sensor, Gravity sensor, Infrared proximity sensor, digital gyroscope, ambient light sensor, Touch sensor, digital compass
Network4G FDD-LTE: B1/3/5/7/8/20
4G TD-LTE: B40
3G WCDMA: B1/2/5/8
3G CDMA: BC0
2G GSM: B2/3/5/8
Connectivity2.4G/5G WIFI
802.11a/b/g/n
Bluetooth 4.1
SIMDual nano sim card dual standby
SoftwareFlyme 6
Dimensions and weight152.3mm x 73mm x 8.4mm
145g
ColorsBlack, Gold

Meizu C9

Meizu C9

The Meizu C9 is company’s budget offering, powered by a UNISOC (formerly Spreadtrum) processor. There’s a modest specifications sheet, as one would expect from an entry-level smartphone.

Priced at ₹5,999 ($85), the Meizu C9 will be available for ₹4,999 for a limited period. The phone will be exclusively available on Amazon.in starting today.

Meizu C9

 Meizu C9
Display5.45-inch LCD
HD+ (1440 x 720)
282ppi
SoCUNISOC SC9832E
4*A53 @ 1.3GHz
GPUMaliT820 MP1
RAM2GB
Storage16GB
Expandable up to 128Gb with microSD card
CamerasRear camera:
13MP
1.12um pixel size
5-element lens
ƒ/2.2 aperture AF

Front camera:
8MP
1.12um pixel size
4-element lens
ƒ/2.2 aperture FF
Battery3000mAh
SensorsGravity sensor, Ambient light sensor, Range sensor, digital compass
Network4G FDD-LTE: B1/2/3/5/8 4G TD-LTE: B40 3G WCDMA: B1/2/5/8
2G GSM: B2/3/5/8
SIMDual nano sim card dual standby
SoftwareAndroid 8.1 Oreo
Dimensions and weight146.2mm x 71.2mm x 9.7mm
150g
ColorsBlack, Rose Gold

Meizu made some pretty good devices that were launched in India in the company’s first innings in the market but didn’t find huge success.

Could these new smartphones, including the very interesting Meizu 16th, change its fortunes in the region? Let us know what you think of the new Meizu smartphones in the comments.

05/12/2018 07:56 AM