The Meizu 21 debuted today (November 30, 2023), and it may be made as a version of the alternative dimensions of the Galaxy S23 or S23 + that even some owners of Samsung flagships can preferred.
As such, the 21 adopts the triple rear camera, although somehow a flash ring is attached to one of the smallest protuberances. Plus, it’s RGB, thus adding an almost RedMagic-like touch to the overall aesthetic.
In addition, the main camera has a 200MP resolution that is denied by the Ultra variants of the Galaxy S23 line. Meizu is promoting it as a version of the Samsung ISOCELL HP3 optimized for taking “snapshot” photos using OIS and “Starflow Image” AI. It is accompanied by a 12MP ultra-wide-angle lens and a 5MP depth sensor on the back of the 21.
They are joined by a 32MP punch-hole selfie camera (also from Samsung) in the new device, although no one who is interested in how uniform the bezels are is interested in that aspect of its display.
The flat panel boasts a more or less respectable 1,800 nits of maximum brightness that goes to its 120 Hz and HDR10 + rating – however, at 6.55 inches, it surpasses even the Galaxy S23 + as a quite a compact smartphone.
A flat frame made of “aviation grade” aluminum for extra durability can also help with the potential advantage. Finally, Meizu crushes Samsung Galaxy with Flyme 10.5 OS, 80W charging 21: Black unlimited, Spirit Purplegreen and Meizu White.
The Meizu 21 starts at 3,399 yuan (~US$478) for the base model with 8GB of RAM and 256GB of internal storage, with a 12GB variant of 256GB and 512GB of internal storage at 3,699 and 3,999 yuan (~US$520 -562). , thus becoming a new economic source of Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 power.
For this reason, it is a shame that the smartphone is likely to be of most interest to – and reach – those who drive cars under the brands Meizu company Geely.