Meizu aims to compete with Samsung? Meizu 21 Pro presented with 2K 120 Hz screen, Snapdragon 8 Gen 3, IP68 protection, 5050 mAh battery and AI

Meizu was afraid that it would completely switch to developing some kind of AI systems instead of smartphones, but the company has not yet done away with traditional mobile devices. Meizu 21 Pro debuted today; in terms of its characteristics, it looks like a direct competitor to the Samsung Galaxy S24 Plus.

Meizu 21 Pro received a large BOE screen with a diagonal of 6.79 inches, 2K resolution, frame rate of 120 Hz and PWM adjustment frequency of 2160 Hz. The hardware platform is based on the Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 SoC, maximum memory amounts are 16 GB of RAM and 1 TB of flash memory. An evaporation chamber with an area of 4651 mm2 is responsible for cooling the SoC.

The main camera is almost exactly the same as the Galaxy S24 Plus in terms of sensor resolution, but the modules themselves are naturally different. Mainly used 50-megapixel OmniVision OV50H 1/1.3-inch optical format sensor, wide-angle lens and OIS system. The module with an ultra-wide-angle lens uses a 13-megapixel sensor, and the module with a telephoto lens that provides 3x optical zoom uses a 10-megapixel sensor.

In terms of the power subsystem, the Meizu 21 Pro is superior to the Galaxy S24 Plus: the battery capacity is not very different (5050 mAh versus 4900 mAh for the Samsung smartphone), but the charging power is much higher: 80 W wired and 50 W wirelessly.

Meizu 21 Pro received a powerful vibration motor, an under-screen ultrasonic fingerprint scanner, stereo speakers. But the most important thing is the new Meizu Flyme 10.5 shell with artificial intelligence functions. For example, a smartphone can provide call summaries, recognize text in photos, remove objects from photos, and extract extracts from long articles.. In general, it does about the same thing as the AI in the Galaxy S24. True, all these functions have not yet been implemented: the open beta version of the firmware with AI support will be released on March 4 (smartphone sales will start on March 2).

Prices look like this: 12/256 GB – $695, 16/512 GB – $750, 16 GB / 1 TB – $820.