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The Meizu 21 Pro is Finally Official

 

Following early reports that it will soon exit the smartphone industry, Meizu has announced what could very well be its last smartphone with the Meizu Pro 21, a flagship-tier Android phone. As such, the device does come with some impressive hardware, all at a price of $700 (when converted).

 

The Meizu 21 Pro is Finally Official

 

Inside the phone is Qualcomm's Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 SoC, which powers just about every major Android flagship this year. The chip is backed by an Adreno 750 GOU and 12GB of RAM, although there's a slightly more expensive variant with up to 16GB of RAM. The phone packs a triple-camera setup featuring a 50MP main sensor, a 10MP telephoto sensor, and a 13MP ultrawide sensor. In front is a 32MP camera for selfies and video calls.

 

In front is a 6.79-inch AMOLED display with a 120Hz refresh rate and 1368 x 3192 pixel resolution, and it does get real bright at up to 1,250 nits of peak brightness. The phone runs on a 5,050 mAh battery, which supports charging speeds of up to 80W (wired) and 50W(wireless). This display is wrapped up in a rectangular chassis which does come with IP68 certification.

 

Meizu recently announced a shift in its company strategy towards the development of AI software for integration with potential future hardware - the change has apparently been in the works for a while now, with Xingji Meizu Group CEO Shen Ziyu stating last year that the company has evolved from a mere mobile phone brand to an "ecological group."


Nothing Teases the Phone 2a's Design Days Before Launch

 

While it doesn't launch at least until March, Nothing's upcoming Phone 2a has been the subject of various leaks, rumors, and speculation. Nothing's marketing has likewise played up the enthusiast crowd's interest for the handset, as seen in a new teaser from the company.

 

A new post on Nothing's official social media page shows an image of the Nothing Phone 2a's rear panel and camera setup, which confirms the design renders leaked not too long ago. In the post, Nothing describes the upcoming phone as a "product of daring design decisions and meticulous engineering."

 

 

While the phone hasn't been fully revealed yet, Nothing earlier revealed the chipset that's inside the device - the company says that the phone is powered by a custom chip from MediaTek known as the Dimensity 7200. According to Nothing, this custom design will offer better software and hardware integration for the handset, which will be the company's third Android smartphone in its product lineup.

 

Nothing is scheduled to officially launch the Phone 2a on March 5 this year.


Meizu Announces Exit from Smartphone Industry, will Focus on AI

 

Not too long ago, Chinese smartphone manufacturer Meizu was in the news after rumors of an upcoming Polestar-branded smartphone (yes, that Polestar) revealed that the upcoming handset was in fact, a rebranded Meizu Infinity-series device. With that being said, it looks like the company is now reported on planning to leave the smartphone business altogether.

 

New information online indicates that Meizu recently announced a shift in its company strategy, and will instead move onto the development of AI software for integration with potential future hardware. The change has apparently been in the works for a while now, with Xingji Meizu Group CEO Shen Ziyu stating last year that the company has evolved from a mere mobile phone brand to an "ecological group."

 

As a result though, the change in company direction will lead to the cancellation of work on several upcoming smartphone models which include the Meizu 21 Pro, Meizu 22, and Meizu 23, for example. On the other hand, the company is planning to launch a new mobile OS this year, in addition to an upcoming "AI hardware product."

 

The company does reassure customers though that support for existing products throughout China will remain in effect.


Nothing Releases its Glyph Developer Kit to More Users

 

One of the most unique features of the Nothing Phone device range is its Glyph interface, a LED lighting setup on the rear panel that's designed to work with different apps, notification setups, and more. As such, Nothing recently announced that it was releasing its Glyph Developer kit to users, allowing for custom setups and more.

 

Users will be able to use the Nothing Glyph Dev Kit on GitHub to craft their own system integrations, as announced in its official community forums.

 

"A lucky handful of community members have already been diving into the SDK; providing invaluable feedback, and showcasing new utility and integration possibilities for our iconic Glyph Interface"

 

"And guess what? Your chance to craft your very own Glyph integrations is here - Head over to GitHub today and you'll find the repository and support documentation to get started."

 

In other recent Nothing news, an image showcasing the design of the Nothing Phone 2a has leaked online, with some key differences to the more "traditional" Nothing Phone design.

 

An earlier render features a vertical camera setup on the corner of the phone, although an alternate photo with a central camera design is believed to be the more accurate representation of the company's upcoming budget phone. It's expected that Nothing might make a further announcement regarding the 2a during MWC 2024, which is scheduled to go live in Barcelona later this month.


The Nothing Phone (2a) has been confirmed!

 

Nothing has released two phones so far - the Nothing Phone (1) and (2). We have been hearing rumors that the company might have a new phone with the Nothing Phone (2a). It looks like the rumors were right. In the Nothing Community Update for Q4 2023, Nothing has confirmed that the handset is in the works.

 

This followed a teaser by Nothing's CEO Carl Pei earlier this month. Unfortunately, apart from the confirmation, not much else is known about the phone. The company has purposely kept us in suspense in anticipation of the launch, which could take place at MWC 2024 this month.

 

 

According to the video, the company teased that the Nothing Phone (2a) will focus on the "core" smartphone experience. The rumors have suggested that it could be a mid-range handset with a MediaTek Dimensity 7200 chipset with a potential price tag of 400 Euros. At this price, it would allow customers to experience Nothing's products without breaking the bank.

 

Hopefully we'll have more details about the handset soon, especially if it is going to be announced at MWC 2024. So if you are interested, be sure to check back with us later on this month where we'll have more details to share!

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