Meizu introduces new smartphone with a built-in neural network, Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 chip and 200 MP camera

December 1, 2023  16:12

Meizu unveiled a series of new devices, including its flagship smartphone, the Meizu 21, during the 2023 Autumn Unbounded presentation held in China. While the device largely maintains the design of its predecessor, the Meizu 20, released in March this year, it comes with several hardware upgrades. The Meizu 21 is equipped with the Snapdragon 8 Gen 3, an enhanced camera, and a more powerful battery.

Featuring a 6.55-inch flat OLED display from Samsung Display with FHD+ resolution (2340 × 1080 pixels) and a refresh rate of 120 Hz, the Meizu 21 supports HDR10+ technology, SHIM-brightness regulation at a frequency of 1920 Hz, and a 100% DCI-P3 color space coverage. The peak brightness level reaches 1800 nits.

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Similar to its predecessor, the Meizu 21 sports three vertically aligned cameras on the rear panel, including a main 200 MP module with a Samsung ISOCELL HP3 sensor (S5KHP3, optical format 1/1.4 inches), optical image stabilization, and an f/1.69 aperture. It also includes a 13 MP wide-angle module and a 5 MP depth sensor. Additionally, there's a ring-shaped LED flash with customizable colors. The front camera resolution is 32 MP.

The smartphone is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 chip, coupled with up to 12 GB of LPDDR5x RAM and up to 512 GB of internal storage. The 4800 mAh battery supports 80W fast charging. The Meizu 21 features dual stereo speakers, an in-display fingerprint scanner, Wi-Fi 7, Bluetooth 5.4, NFC, and meets IP54 standards for water and dust resistance.

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Running on Flyme 10.5 based on Android 13 with integrated neural networks and an AI assistant, the Meizu 21 also supports integration with Flyme Auto—an in-car information and entertainment system. The first car to support Flyme Auto is the Lynk & Co 08, an electric SUV from Geely, Meizu's parent company.

The Meizu 21 will be available for purchase in China starting December 5 in black, purple, green, and white colors. The price for the base version with 8/256 GB memory starts at 3399 yuan (approximately $480), while the top configuration with 12/512 GB memory is priced at 3999 yuan (approximately $565). Meizu has announced an extended 36-month warranty for the Meizu 21.

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