Being competitive is one of the few chances left for Meizu to get ahead of its rivals, especially after the huge success by companies like Xiaomi, Oppo, and Vivo in the past couple of years. And it seems that the Chinese company has got this point as it seems that the upcoming Meizu 16 series will be sold at very competitive prices. After being asked by the Meizu community, the company’s CEO Jack Wong, also known as Huang Zhang, has finally said a few words about the price of the new flagship series.
He was asked if the maximum price of the most powerful variant of the line-up would exceed a price tag of 4000 Yuan: he implicitly said that 4000 Yuan will be enough to get a device from Meizu 16 series. At the actual change, 4000 Yuan roughly translates into $617 or €533 and that is an incredibly competitive price for a device like this. Note that the Meizu 16 series has already been confirmed to include a device with an octa-core Snapdragon 845 SoC: this chipset is considered the best in the Android industry, and it will be present on a device costing less than $650 in China.
Just to make an example, Xiaomi Mi Mix 2S in the configuration with 6 GB RAM costs 3299 Yuan, while OnePlus 6 in its 8/256 GB variant costs 3999 Yuan. But given that 4000 Yuan will be the price of the most powerful variant, the lower-end versions will cost less. So, the prices of Meizu 16 series will be very competitive and it may allow it to get an important slice of the Chinese flagship market. Meizu 16 is also tipped to come with an 18:9 display which will not embrace the notched design, as well as an in-display fingerprint reader allowing to minimize the bezels. The Meizu 16 will be official in August.