Meizu's new phone is called the 16th and it will be launched on 16 December

The Meizu 16th features a 6-inch Samsung-made AMOLED display, with a 90% screen-to-body ratio.

It's been a while since Chinese smartphone maker Meizu launched a smartphone in India and what better time to do it than before the turn the year.

The Meizu 16th was launched in China back in August. Image: Meizu

The Meizu 16th was launched in China back in August. Image: Meizu

Meizu India just took to its Twitter account to reveal that the company will be launching its flagship smartphone, the Meizu 16th on (you guessed it) 16 December. The name does across a little odd for a smartphone, but Meizu's thinking is that because this is their sixteenth smartphone to be launched for the masses, they might as well name it '16th'.

Name aside, the smartphone was launched in China back in August and the internals on paper are good enough to rival any modern flagship. The Meizu 16th features a 6-inch Samsung-made AMOLED display with a 90 percent screen-to-body ratio and a resolution of 1080x2160 pixels. The phone is also just 7.3 mm thick and features an in-display fingerprint scanner like the OnePlus 6T.

The device was launched in China in two RAM variants — 6 GB RAM paired with the 64 GB storage variant and 8 GB for the 128 GB storage variant. Inside we have a Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 chipset and the phone runs on the Android 8.1 Oreo-based Flyme OS (Meizu's custom UI).

As far as optics go, the Meizu 16th features a dual-camera setup on the rear with 12 MP + 20 MP sensors and a selfie camera with a 20 MP sensor. The phone is powered by a 3,010 mAh battery with fast-charging support.

As per a report by GizmoChina, Meizu is also expected to launch two budget-friendly phones to rival Xiaomi, but there isn't any information out on which models might be brought to India.

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