When Geely announced that it was acquiring Meizu, we expected a comeback for the traditional smartphone brand. However, shortly after the announcement of the Meizu 21 series, the brand announced that it was exiting the smartphone business. Maybe Meizu didn’t get the attention it expected with the new flagships and decided to move on and leave the past behind to focus on infotainment systems for the vehicles of Geely and its partners. However, we are surprised to see the upcoming Meizu 21 Note appear online.

Meizu 21 Note appears online

Today, a device called the Meizu 21 Note appeared on the web. The smartphone has three cameras, one of the modules being a 50 MP sensor. The device will launch in at least two different colors. According to the live images, both come with a similar wavy effect on the back.

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This is the first time Meizu has used a camera island where the trio of shooters are arranged in a triangular formation. The more interesting detail is that the Meizu 21 Note marks the return of this range. This is the first time we have seen it since the days of the Meizu Note 9 which launched in March 2019. The series was very popular in the past and challenged the Redmi Note series in its earliest days. However, given how the smartphone market has evolved, we believe the Meizu 21 Note may have a different selling point.

The company’s CEO, Shen Ziyu, previously confirmed the FlymeOS team’s plans to move away from mobile devices. The team will be restructured to develop new AI terminals using globally available LLMs (large language models) such as Open AI. In addition, Meizu is expected to launch a new mobile operating system tailored for the era of artificial intelligence. It will be compatible with cars like Polestar, Volvo and Lotus. All these brands are part of the Geely portfolio.

Unfortunately, the release details of this phone are still unclear and we can say that they are not certain. Since Meizu is exiting the smartphone business, we wouldn’t be surprised if the phone gets scrapped. It all depends on how many units are produced. We expect more details to come out soon.

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Meizu 21 Note Appears in Live Photos With 50 MP Camera