Well, you cant possibly go worse than Mi 8 SE. Of course should be better. If Meizu go without notch, add sd slot, add audio jack then add a bigger battery it is already 10 times better than Mi 8 SE. Just add that simple thing and price it like they said they would, done, Meizu win.
Well, if the price is competitive just like mi 8 se and the overall specs is better than that phone, only then it will be better. If not, well just keep on dreaming. LOL
They are dreaming if they believe that people is going to buy a new phone at that price with Nougat, not updated frequently as SO concernt and less in western countries due to the lack of B20 band, and FM Radio as usual in their products.