Meizu 21 launched in China with Snapdragon 8 Gen 3
The price starts at ¥3399 (~$479)!
November 30, 2023
The Meizu 20 series was launched in March, and the series included three flagship phones – Meizu 20, Meizu 20 Pro & Meizu 20 Infinity. The design was the main USP of the Meizu 20 series because all three phones had a clean and minimal design language with a flat display, a flat frame, slim bezels, and a clean camera arrangement on the back.
Today, the Meizu 21 was launched in China. The company did not launch any other phones today, so the “Pro” model is probably coming later. Anyways, the Meizu 21 takes all the good things from its predecessor and goes one step forward.
The design language remains similar to the Meizu 20. The phone has a flat frame, a flat display, and three circles, each with a camera sensor, on the top left corner of the back. The phone weighs 198g and the thickness is 7.9mm. Meizu calls it the most “balanced” and “beautiful” phone ever. That’s because the company has tried to make everything symmetrical. The best example is the display with 1.74mm bezels on all four sides.
One of the interesting design elements of this phone is the RGB ring on the back. This is not only used as a flash but can also work for things like incoming call notifications, charging indicators, volume adjustment, voice effects, camera shutter countdown indicators, notification lights, and more.
This is similar to what Nothing offers in its phones but here, Meizu is using a small LED for that instead of the whole back panel.
Speaking of the display, the Meizu 21 has a 6.55-inch Full-HD+ (2340 x 1080 pixels) Samsung AMOLED panel with 120Hz refresh rate, 1800 nits peak brightness, and HDR10+ support. The phone has an ultrasonic in-display scanner instead of the optical one which we see on most of the phones.
Under the hood, the phone has a Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 chipset, paired with up to 12GB RAM and 512GB storage. For better thermals, the phone has a 4045mm² vapor chamber. There are stereo speakers.
The phone has a 4,800mAh battery with 80W fast charging support.
Speaking of cameras, the Meizu 21 has a triple camera setup on the rear. The primary camera has a 200MP Samsung HP3 sensor with OIS and an f/1.7 lens. The ultrawide camera has a 13MP Samsung 3L6 sensor which can also take macro shots. The third camera has a 5MP Samsung 5E9 sensor and is used for depth information. The primary camera can shoot up to 8K videos.
The selfie shooter has a 32MP sensor with an f/2.4 lens.
Finally, FlymeOS 10.5 runs out of the box, based on Android 14.
Meizu 21 comes in four colors and here is the pricing –