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

Chinese smartphone maker Meizu is making a comeback in the India market after being in a limbo of sorts since last year.
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December 5, 2018
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.

Meizu 16th hands-on: Impressive sum of parts
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Meizu 16th

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
Display
6.0-inch Full HD+ (2160 x 1080) Super AMOLED
402ppi
SoC
Qualcomm Snapdragon 845
(4 Kryo Gold + 4 Kryo Silver)
GPU
Adreno 630
RAM
8GB
Storage
128GB
Cameras
Rear 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
Battery
3010mAh
IP rating
None
Sensors
Transverse linear motor, Pressure sensor, Hall magnetic sensor, Gravity sensor, Infrared proximity sensor, Gyroscope, Ambient light sensor, Digital compass, Touch sensor
Network
4G 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
Connectivity
802.11a/b/g/n/ac wireless network 2x2MIMO, support 5GHz and 2.4GHz Wi-Fi
Bluetooth 5.0, support BLE
SIM
Dual nano sim card dual standby
Software
Android 8.1 Oreo with Flyme 7.1.1
Dimensions and weight
150. 5mm x 73.2mm x 7.3mm
152g
Colors
Midnight 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
Display
5.7-inch LTPS LCD
HD+ (1440 x 720)
18:9 aspect ratio
282ppi
SoC
MT6750
4 x A53 1.5GHz + 4 x A53 1.0GHz
GPU
Mali-T860 MP2
RAM
3GB
Storage
32GB
Expandable up to 128GB with microSD card
Cameras
Rear 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
Battery
3300mAh
Sensors
Fingerprint sensor, Gravity sensor, Infrared proximity sensor, digital gyroscope, ambient light sensor, Touch sensor, digital compass
Network
4G 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
Connectivity
2.4G/5G WIFI
802.11a/b/g/n
Bluetooth 4.1
SIM
Dual nano sim card dual standby
Software
Flyme 6
Dimensions and weight
152.3mm x 73mm x 8.4mm
145g
Colors
Black, 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
Display
5.45-inch LCD
HD+ (1440 x 720)
282ppi

SoC
UNISOC SC9832E
4*A53 @ 1.3GHz

GPU
MaliT820 MP1
RAM
2GB
Storage
16GB
Expandable up to 128Gb with microSD card
Cameras
Rear 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
Battery
3000mAh
Sensors
Gravity sensor, Ambient light sensor, Range sensor, digital compass
Network
4G FDD-LTE: B1/2/3/5/8 4G TD-LTE: B40 3G WCDMA: B1/2/5/8
2G GSM: B2/3/5/8

SIM
Dual nano sim card dual standby
Software
Android 8.1 Oreo
Dimensions and weight
146.2mm x 71.2mm x 9.7mm
150g
Colors
Black, 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.