2K, 120 Hz screen, Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 and AI features: Meizu 21 Pro smartphone can compete with Galaxy S24 Plus

March 1, 2024  12:02

Meizu had alarmed by stating its intention to completely shift towards developing AI systems instead of smartphones, but for now, the company has not abandoned traditional mobile devices. Today, the Meizu 21 Pro made its debut, and in terms of specifications, it appears to be a direct competitor to the Samsung Galaxy S24 Plus.

The Meizu 21 Pro features a large 6.79-inch BOE display with a 2K resolution, a 120Hz refresh rate, and a PWM frequency of 2160Hz. It is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 SoC, with maximum memory configurations of 16GB RAM and 1TB of internal storage. The SoC cooling is managed by a vapor chamber with an area of 4651 mm2.

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The primary camera, in terms of sensor resolution, closely mirrors the Galaxy S24 Plus, but the actual camera modules are different. It predominantly employs a 50-megapixel OmniVision OV50H sensor with an optical format of 1/1.3 inches, a wide-angle lens, and OIS. The module with an ultra-wide-angle lens features a 13-megapixel sensor, while the telephoto module, providing 3x optical zoom, incorporates a 10-megapixel sensor.

In terms of power subsystems, the Meizu 21 Pro surpasses the Galaxy S24 Plus: the battery capacity is not significantly different (5050 mAh compared to Samsung's 4900 mAh), but the charging capabilities are much higher at 80W wired and 50W wireless.

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The Meizu 21 Pro also boasts a powerful vibration motor, an in-display ultrasonic fingerprint scanner, and stereo speakers. However, the most significant update is the new Meizu Flyme 10.5 interface with artificial intelligence features. For example, the smartphone can provide call summaries, recognize text in photos, remove objects from images, and extract summaries from lengthy articles. However, these features are not yet implemented; the open beta version of the firmware with AI support is set to be released on March 4th (with smartphone sales starting on March 2nd).

The prices are as follows: 12/256GB — $695, 16/512GB — $750, 16GB/1TB — $820.

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