On August 8, the Meizu 16 flagship was officially released in Beijing, starting at 2698 yuan ($390). Thus, we are dealing with the cheapest smartphone powered by the Snapdragon 845. Its decent specs list and the low price tag make the Meizu 16 attract the attention of many customers. That’s why the booking number reached new heights. As of 10:00 pm on August 15, the number of reservations for Jingdong platform exceeded 900,000, and the Suning Tesco platform even exceeded 1.1 million. Such a huge amount of reservations also brought pressure to Meizu’s stocking. On the evening of August 15, Mei Zhang, the founder of Meizu Technology, replied to some questions in the Meizu community.
Huang Zhang said that there are too many appointments for the Meizu 16 series phones. The supply chain does not know how ‘accept the next order.’ So they decided to terminate the rest of the reservations and change it to the official website with 200 yuan prepayment. This is the best way to accumulate more financial resources and order more components. Though they exceed the predetermined amount, the company can control the ordering process and provide the units in time.
Huang Zhang also revealed that they have already added the key materials to 1 million units. So at this moment, they only have to solve the capacity problems for the amount left. However, seems some customers should wait a bit longer before they order will reach them. Actually, Meizu has worked hard in the supply chain but did not know the Meizu 16 will make such a surprise. At last, there is no need to worry about the pricing, because the company has claimed the phone’s price won’t increase whatever happens.