Meizu unveiled its latest flagship phone featuring the Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 chipset, the Meizu 21, in China today. Notably absent was the Meizu 21 Pro, hinting at a potential separate announcement in the future. Surprisingly, Meizu also officially declared its imminent entry into the automobile market during the event.
Meizu DreamCar MX moniker
Meizu is set to venture into the automotive industry with the anticipated launch of the Meizu DreamCar MX in Q1 2024. The above poster also gives a hint about the design of its first car. For those who don’t know, Meizu is a Geely-owned brand, which hints that both brands may co-develop their first car.
With this debut, Meizu plans to involve users in the customization process, allowing them to personalize various aspects such as exterior paint, interior color combinations, the Flyme Auto theme, and more. Meizu asserts that this could potentially make the Meizu DreamCar MX the world’s first mass-produced car, offering extensive customization through active user engagement.
In related news, the Meizu 21 has been introduced in China with a starting price of 3,399 Yuan ($480). The device is equipped with a 6.55-inch Samsung AMOLED display that offers an FHD+ resolution, a 19.5:9 aspect ratio, a 120Hz refresh rate, up to 1,800 nits of brightness, and ultrasonic in-display fingerprint sensor. It runs on Flyme 10.5-based Android 14. On the front, it has a 32-megapixel selfie camera, and its rear shell has a 200-megapixel Samsung HP3 main camera with OIS support, a 13-megapixel ultra-wide lens, and a 5-megapixel macro camera.
The Meizu 21 is equipped with the Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 chip, up to 12 GB of LPDDR5x RAM, and up to 512 GB of UFS 4.0 storage. Lastly, it has a 4,800mAh battery with 80W fast charging support.