Chinese smartphone manufacturers have been doing exceptionally well in Indian markets. Xiaomi is currently the number one smartphone brand in India whereas OnePlus is Ieading the country’s premium smartphone segment. Other Chinese brands like OPPO, Vivo, Huawei and Honor have good popularity in the country. One smartphone brand that has failed to attract the audience is Meizu. Fresh information reveals that the company is prepping to return to the Indian market. It is expected to launch three new smartphones to rival with popular brands like Xiaomi and OnePlus. Meizu has started teasing the arrival of the Meizu 16th smartphone through its Indian Twitter account.
Meizu has reportedly planned to launch two budget-friendly phones to rival with Xiaomi. It is expected to release the Meizu 16th smartphone in India to rival with OnePlus 6T in the premium segment. In fact, Meizu India has released few teasers that clearly hints that the Meizu 16th is heading towards India. Rumors claim that it may launch in the first week of December.
— MEIZU India (@Meizu_India) November 29, 2018
— MEIZU India (@Meizu_India) November 30, 2018
There is no information available on the budget phones that Meizu could be launching in India. The Meizu 16th was announced in the month of August in China. The smartphone features a Super AMOLED display of 6 inches. It carries support for 18:9 aspect ratio and Full HD+ resolution of 2160 x 1080 pixels.
The Snapdragon 845 chipset is present under the hood of the device. It comes with up to 8 GB of RAM and up to 128 GB of storage. The handset lacks a microSD card slot. It is fitted with 12-megapixel + 20-megapixel dual camera setup and a 20-megapixel selfie shooter. The handset is backed by 3,010mAh battery.
The handset is available in the market in multiple variants such as 6 GB RAM + 64 GB storage, 6 GB RAM + 128 GB storage and 8 GB RAM + 128 GB storage. These models are respectively priced at 2,698 Yuan (~$388), 2,998 Yuan (~$432) and 3,298 Yuan (~$475). Probably, the smartphone may arrive with a starting price of around Rs. 26,999 in India.
By launching the Meizu M1 Note smartphone in 2015, Meizu had entered in the Indian market. In April 2017, the Chinese manufacturer had launched the Meizu PRO 7 smartphone with secondary rear-mounted display. Later in July 2017, it had launched the Meizu M5v budget-friendly smartphone. Earlier this year, the company was rumored to launch the Meizu 16, the company hasn’t launched a smartphone in India. However, starting from next month, Meizu India will take on major brands in the country.