Polestar Phone by Meizu Previewed in China

There is not going to be an Apple car. I believe Steve Jobs would have wanted an Apple car if he were still alive. Why? It could represent the future, or at least that seems to be the direction in which technology is heading at this point. As you may have already heard, Sony is developing a car. Meanwhile, Huawei and Xiaomi already have their cars and have shown how smartphones can be seamlessly integrated with vehicles. Now, Polestar wants to do the same with an AI flagship phone.

Polestar Phone by Meizu Previewed in China

The difference here is that Polestar is an automaker, not a smartphone maker like Huawei and Xiaomi. Despite this, Polestar is not starting on a black slate. Instead, it has partnered with Meizu for the Polestar Phone. Yes, the Polestar Phone is imminent and will be officially unveiled at an event on April 23.

The Polestar Phone bears an uncanny resemblance to the Meizu 21 Pro, though Polestar stated that the phone was co-designed by Polestar Design in Gothenburg, Sweden, and Meizu. Aesthetically, it looks almost identical to the 21 Pro but with some subtle tweaks.

It features a unique shade known as Polestar White. It has a matte finish glass back with the Polestar logo on it. The “Polestar Phone” branding can be found near the bottom of the back cover. On the silver-finished frame, there is subtle Meizu branding as well as Polestar branding.

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Moreover, instead of the signature white frame that the 21 Pro has, it features a black frame. On the Polestar Phone [CH], each lens displays the technical details of the lens, such as the aperture and focal length, and the ring flash light module is finished in Swedish gold, nodding to the gold color found on the seat belts and Brembo brakes of a Polestar automobile.

Polestar Phone by Meizu Previewed in China

The same Swedish gold is found on a specially designed SIM ejector pin. The device is complemented by a yellow braided charging cable, which also nods to the seat belts and Brembo brake calipers, and includes a compact 80 W fast charger with folding prongs.

The Polestar Phone represents Polestar’s attempt to create an exclusive mobile ecosystem for Polestar users, aiming to expand the possibilities of what can be done inside the car.

The key specifications have not been officially revealed, but here’s what we’ve gathered so far: it is powered by the flagship Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 Mobile Platform and has only one configuration: 16 GB LPDDR5X + 1 TB UFS 4.0. It features a 16:9 LTPO display with a wide area ultrasonic fingerprint sensor underneath.

A 32 MP camera can also be found on this display. Around the back, it boasts a triple camera setup comprising 50 MP, 13 MP, and 10 MP cameras, along with the aforementioned ring flash. Much like the 21 Pro, each camera has its own camera bump, i.e., a protruding lens. Oh, and the OS is not Meizu’s; it’s an Android-based Polestar OS, through which Polestar aims to achieve seamless integration between the two. Pricing has not been revealed, nor has the official availability.

Polestar Phone by Meizu Previewed in China
Polestar Phone by Meizu Previewed in China
Polestar Phone by Meizu Previewed in China
Polestar Phone by Meizu Previewed in China
Polestar Phone by Meizu Previewed in China

Images: Weibo (Polestar) [CH].