tech2 News Staff Dec 05, 2018 10:30 AM IST
Chinese smartphone maker Meizu has finally decided the time is right to re-enter the Indian smartphone market. The last time we saw a Meizu phone in India was back in 2015 when players such as OnePlus and Xiaomi had aggressively marketed their products to gain a substantial market share. It looks like Meizu is gunning for OnePlus and Xiaomi again with the launch of not one but possibly three new smartphones in India today.
The phones that are likely to launch are the Meizu M6T, Meizu M16th and the Meizu C9 in India at 12.00 pm. The company has said that a live stream of the event will be conducted on YouTube (link not available at the moment) and also on Facebook.
Tech2 will obviously have a live blog running of the event so do tune in to our website when the event begins.
This phone is a rebranded version of the Meizu 16th launched in China earlier. The phone is powered by a Snapdragon 845 chipset paired with an Adreno 630 GPU. It was launched in two storage configurations such as 6 GB RAM + 64 GB storage and 8 GB RAM + 128 GB storage. It has a 6-inch FullHD+ Super AMOLED panel with an 18:9 aspect ratio. Notice the lack of a notch.
In the camera department, the phone has a dual-camera setup consisting of 12 MP + 20 MP sensors on the back while a 20 MP selfie camera flanks the front. Android 8.1 Oreo runs on the phone with FlymeOS running on top and the phone has a 3,010 mAh. The phone was launched at a price of CNY 2,698 (approx Rs 27,000)
The phone was launched back in March and still runs on Android 7.0 Nougat. Powering the device is MediaTek MT6750 SoC, coupled with up to 4GB RAM. In terms of the display, the phone has 5.7-inch HD+ 'In-Cell' display with an 18:9 aspect ratio. The phone was launched in China for 799 CNY (around Rs 8,000).
The camera on the phone includes 13 MP + 2 MP dual-camera setup on the back with an 8 MP selfie camera on the front. There is a 3,000 mAh battery powering the phone.
The Meizu C9 is expected to be a 5.45-inch display with 1440 x 720-pixel resolution. The Meizu C9 phone should also come with a 13 MP rear camera with f/2.2 aperture and an 8 MP front-facing camera with a f/2.2 aperture as well. It is expected to run on Android Oreo 8.0 OS and have a 16 GB of internal storage which is expandable to 128 GB using a microSD card.