Meizu 15 Lite, Meizu 15, Meizu 16, and Meizu M3 Max Get BIS Certification, Indian Launch Imminent?

Three of the four new Meizu handsets are high-end smartphones while one is a two-year-old handset.


With the current onslaught of the Chinese smartphone makers on Indian soil, Meizu doesn’t sound like a familiar name to the ears of most Indian consumers. While the company remains as energetic as ever in the Chinese market, the same cannot be said for India. The company silently released the Meizu M6 nine months after its Chinese debut. Well, it seems that the company is now getting ready for a big launch party as we have detected four new Meizu devices getting BIS (Bureau of Indian Standards) certification. Meizu handsets with model number M871H, M881H, M822H and S685H were found on the certification portal. These model numbers belong to the Meizu 15 Lite, Meizu 15, Meizu 16 and Meizu M3 Max respectively. All these four handsets are yet to be official in India.

The four devices mentioned above were listed alongside three others –  Meizu M575H (Meizu MX6), M685H(Meizu MX7), M792H (Pro 7), all of which were announced in India. That leaves the Meizu 15 Lite, Meizu 15, Meizu 16 and Meizu M3 Max to be the new devices to appear on the BIS portal. Meizu itself hasn’t been clear of its plans to announce these handsets in India, hence only an official announcement could clear the air.

The Meizu 15 was a premium handset of the company that was launched in China in April. Its key features included a 5.46-inch Full HD Super AMOLED display coupled with a Snapdragon 660 SoC clocked at 2.2 GHz. The handset has a 12MP + 20MP dual-camera at the rear with the Sony IMX380 being the primary sensor. It has OIS and 3x lossless zoom while the front is armed with a 20MP sensor that boasts AI beauty and Face unlock features. For more info on specs, check the launch article here.

The Meizu 16 is the current flagship of the company. It comes with a jaw-dropping design, thin bezels, and a glass-plated curved rear body. It rocks a Snapdragon 845 SoC, a 6-inch AMOLED Full-HD+ display with an on-screen fingerprint reader, and a 3010mAh battery. The handset has a 12 MP (f/1.8) + 20 MP (f/2.6) dual rear camera setup and a 20MP front shooter similar it’s bigger sibling, the Meizu 16th Plus.

The Meizu M3 Max, on the other hand, is a mid-ranger with a 6-inch 1080p display, a MediaTek Helio P10 chipset, and a 4100mAh battery. The handset was announced in late 2016.