Official render of the Meizu 16XS.

Meizu today announced the 16Xs, an oddly-named smartphone that might make you question why people spend almost $1,000 on smartphones.

Starting on the front, the 16Xs features a 6.2-inch Samsung-produced Super AMOLED display with Full HD+ (2,232 x 1,080) resolution and an in-display fingerprint scanner. Even with the 16MP selfie camera taking up some bezel space, the 16Xs features a 90.29 percent screen-to-body ratio.

Around back is a triple camera system comprised of a 48MP Samsung S5KGM1 sensor, 8MP ultra wide-angle sensor, and a 5MP depth sensor. The ultra wide-angle sensor features a 118.8-degree field of view and 13mm focal length.

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Under the hood, the 16Xs features the same Qualcomm Snapdragon 675 that’s also found in the Moto Z4, 6GB of RAM, either 64GB or 128GB  of storage, and a 4,000mAh battery that supports Meizu’s mCharge 18W fast charging standard. Lastly, the 16Xs runs Flyme OS 7 on top of Android 9 Pie.

The Meizu 16Xs comes in four colors: Midnight Black, Atlantis Blue, Coral Orange, and Silk White. The 6GB/64GB and 6GB/128GB versions cost 1,698 yuan ($245) and 1,998 yuan ($298), respectively.

Pre-orders start tonight, with the phone officially launching June 10 in China. The phone will also launch in India and some European countries sometime in July.

NEXT: Meizu 16s review: Intriguing hardware, frustrating software

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