Meizu 16, Meizu C9 India Launch Event Begins: Expected Price, Features, Time, Live Streaming Details

Meizu has scheduled an event in India today. The Chinese smartphone giant could launch the Meizu 16 Android phone today. Here are the details.


Meizu is making a strong comeback to the Indian smartphone market. The popular Chinese smartphone company will reportedly launch its Meizu 16-Series Android smartphones in India judging by the several messages it posted on social media. The posts only confirm the date but do not mention what the company has in store for India. However, the images in the post do offer some hints about the Meizu smartphones that will be launching in India today.

We recently reported about Chinese smartphone vendor Meizu returning to India with three new smartphones this year. Although the brand has remained under a shroud of obscurity for some time, it had a respectable presence in the Indian smartphone market well before its Chinese counterparts such as Xiaomi, Vivo, Oppo, Huawei, OnePlus, and others. Looking at the sheer amount of moolah Xiaomi rakes in, it is clear that the Indian smartphone market is growing very actively and exponentially. It is only fair to assume that Meizu wants to get back into the game, presumably with its Meizu 16-Series smartphones.

Meizu Smartphone Launch Time, Live Stream Details

The company’s last big launch was the Meizu Pro 7 in April this year. After a rather lacklustre second and third quarter, the company is poised to make its comeback with a solid portfolio of new products. Consistent reports indicated Meizu was keenly interested in the Indian market, and recently, the company confirmed the same.

Meizu has confirmed that it would offer a Live Stream of the launch event on Twitter and Facebook, which is scheduled to take place at 12 PM IST. Moreover, the live stream will also be available on YouTube and Facebook. Watch this space for any upcoming products that the company will announce later on today.

Meizu likely to launch its Meizu M16-TH handset today

Meizu is reportedly introducing a handset, codenamed Meizu M16-TH, to the Indian market. The smartphone could potentially challenge the recently launched OnePlus 6T. In addition to the device, Meizu could also launch two more devices which are likely to challenge budget-focused smartphones from Xiaomi, Honor, Nokia, and others.

The Meizu M16-TH is merely a codename. According to recent leaks, the smartphone would feature a 6-inch Full HD screen with an in-display fingerprint scanner, Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 chipset, 6GB RAM, dual 20MP + 12MP rear camera setup, a 20MP front-facing camera, and a 3010mAh battery. These specifications, however, are still speculative.

Interestingly, Meizu does embed vivid and sharp Super AMOLED displays in its premium smartphones. Also, the images embedded in the Tweets indicate the device being launched today in India, may not have the notch-display, and slim bezels at the sides. The smartphone does appear to have a slight chin at the bottom.

Smartphone enthusiasts claim that Meizu will launch the Meizu 16 smartphone today. The premium Android smartphone features a 6-inch Super AMOLED display. It has a screen-to-body ratio of above 90 percent and an in-display fingerprint scanner. The Meizu 16 packs an octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 processor, and ships with different memory configurations. The dual rear camera combination includes 12MP IMX380 + 12MP IMX350 sensors with 1.55um large pixels, HDR, OIS and AI.

One of the other two devices could either be the budget offering like the Meizu 16X or Meizu 16 Pro and the other could be the Meizu 16 Plus. The Meizu 16X features a Snapdragon 710 SoC along with a 6-inch FHD+ super AMOLED panel.