In November, Meizu marked a significant milestone with the launch of its Meizu 21 flagship smartphone in China. This event was particularly notable because, unlike previous releases, Meizu did not simultaneously introduce a Pro variant of the model. The absence of the Meizu 21 Pro caught many by surprise, but recent developments hint at its forthcoming debut.
Two new Meizu models, designated as M481Q and M481S, have recently gained approval from China's Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT). This development suggests that the Meizu 21 Pro is close to launch. These models, believed to be different variants of the Meizu 21 Pro, indicate the company's readiness to expand its flagship range.
Speculation is rife about the specifications of the Meizu 21 Pro. It is expected to be powered by the Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 chipset, similar to its standard counterpart. The Pro version might also boast a larger 2K resolution display, surpassing the 6.55-inch AMOLED panel with 1.5K resolution found in the Meizu 21.
Meizu 21 Pro to launch soon
Battery capacity is another area where the Pro variant might outshine the standard model. The Meizu 21 is equipped with a 4,800mAh battery, supporting 80W charging. In contrast, the 21 Pro is anticipated to house a more substantial 5,020mAh battery, complemented by both 80W wired and 50W wireless charging capabilities.
Camera-wise, the Meizu 20 Pro had set a high benchmark with its triple 50-megapixel rear camera setup, including a telephoto lens with optical zoom. The Meizu 21, however, did not include a telephoto lens. This leaves room for speculation that the Meizu 21 Pro could reintroduce this feature, enhancing its photographic capabilities.
The official release date of the Meizu 21 Pro remains uncertain. While some reports suggest a launch by the end of the year, others hint at a possible debut in January 2024. Regardless, the anticipation for this new addition to Meizu's smartphone lineup is palpable.