With its extremely thin bezels, this Chinese phone uses Samsung’s 200MP camera

The Meizu 21 is the brand-new flagship smartphone from Meizu. Compared to the Meizu 20, the phone has numerous improvements, such as a better display, a quicker processor, a larger battery, faster charging, and more networking possibilities. But thanks to Samsung, the largest modification is the primary camera on the back.

The primary back camera of the Meizu 21 is a 200MP ISOCELL HP3 sensor from Samsung, a significant improvement over the 50MP sensor on the previous model. Phase-detection autofocus (PDAF), optical image stabilization (OIS), and 8K video capture are characteristics of the camera. In addition, the rear camera combination has a 5MP portrait camera and a 13MP sensor with an ultra-wide lens. A 32MP camera handles selfies.

In June 2022, Samsung introduced the ISOCELL HP3. It has now been incorporated into other smartphones, such as the Xiaomi Redmi Note 13 Pro+, Realme 11 Pro+, and Honor 90 and 90 Pro, showing its growing popularity. It’s kind of odd, though, that Samsung hasn’t yet included this camera sensor in any of its devices.

Specifications of Meizu 21

Qualcomm’s newest flagship chipset for smartphones, the Snapdragon 8 Gen 3, powers the Meizu 21. The phone comes with 512GB of storage and up to 12GB of RAM. The phone sports a 6.55-inch Full HD+ AMOLED display with a refresh rate of 120 Hz. This device’s screen has a maximum brightness of 1,100 nits and a peak brightness of 1,800 nits, whereas the Meizu 20’s screen had 800 nits of brightness.

The phone has a 4,800mAh battery that can charge at an 80W rate. Wi-Fi 7, Bluetooth v5.4, NFC, dual-band GPS, infrared, USB Type-C connector, and NFC are among the connectivity possibilities. Onboard stereo speakers and an in-display fingerprint scanner are included. Additionally, it has an IP54 grade for dust and splash resistance. The FlyoneOS 10.5 skin has been applied to the phone, which is running Android 13. The phone is available in four colors: white, black, green, and purple.

Cost and availability

The 8GB + 256GB model of the Meizu 21 costs CNY 3,399 ($479) from the firm, while the 12GB + 512GB variation costs CNY 3,999 ($564). The phone will be available for purchase on December 5, 2023, nationwide. Unexpectedly, Meizu has announced that the phone would come with a three-year warranty. It is quite unlikely that the Meizu would be introduced in any other nation save China.