No Meizu 17 in 2019, Meizu 16s Will Be Launched in May

Meizu 16

When the Meizu 16 series smartphones were announced, everybody fell in love with them. They were designed so attractively that they were able to win the love and enthusiasm of consumers. But this also caused a serious problem – it’s quite difficult to order any of these phones and get them in time. To solve this issue, the manufacturer has also opened a full channel of reservations on the official website. But you have to wait for 4 – 8 weeks before your order will reach you. Yesterday, Huang Zhang, Meizu president issued a statement in the Meizu forum that there had been over 1mln pre-orders on the official website. And though they have ordered parts (especially, displays), seems the delivery duration won’t be reduced. He also talked about the Meizu 16s.

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Besides great design, powerful hardware, and a number of innovations, there is also, at least, one attractive thing – the price. As you know, it’s considered to be the cheapest Snapdragon 845 smartphone, the price tag of which is lower than that of the Mi 8 by 1 yuan. Actually, this decision has been made by Huang Zhang. As Meizu CMO and senior vice president Li Nan said in an interview, Meizu needed a smartphone that could have a huge impact on customers. Only, with its help, they can win back customers’ interest towards Meizu. So the gross profit of the channel has been reduced to a minimum. Moreover, he said, in the nearest future, the Meizu 16 smartphones’ prices will remain unchanged.

At the same time, Huang Zhang was asked about the follow-up update of Meizu. He said that next year will be the 16th anniversary of Meizu, but there is no Meizu 17. Instead, they will launch the Meizu 16s in May next year. This handset will continue the same design style and will add some lacking features such as NFC and wireless charging.

By the way, this morning, the Meizu 16 series handsets have officially become available for purchase. But the whole selling process lasted 1 second only.

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