Chinese companies tend to jump on any smartphone trend pretty quick. And the Meizu Note 9 looks like another smartphone which did just that. A trendy water-drop notch on the display mounted on a body with dual-tone gradient color option…and there’s also a 48 MP camera at the back! Sound familiar? Well, how about you check out the Redmi Note 7 Pro?
Meizu Note 9 Overview
The Meizu Note 9 is a mid-range phone from the Chinese company. That’s because you get a Snapdragon 675 inside it, which stands on the mid-range side. Plus, you get two RAM options, 4 GB and a 6 GB. And that too is pretty standard these days. In terms of storage, you get a 64 GB and a 128 GB variant as well. But since you don’t get a microSD card slot, you might want to opt for the higher storage variant.
In terms of aesthetics, the Meizu Note 9 is has a glass back with a metal frame for the chassis. On it, there is a 6.2″ IPS LCD display with Full HD+ resolution and 19.5:9 aspect ratio. This phone features dual cameras at the back – a 48 MP primary sensor and a 5 MP depth sensor. At the front, you get a 20 MP selfie camera.
And about the 48 MP camera. It’s not a 48 MP camera…yes, you read that right. The hardware is 48 MP, a Samsung GM1 sensor – the same used on the Redmi Note 7 Pro. But since the Snapdragon 675 can’t process pictures with such high resolutions, there’s pixel binning involved. But nevertheless, the camera should produce some good pictures based on the hardware.
As for the battery, it packs a large 4000 mAh battery. In addition, you get an 18-Watt Fast Charger with a USB port. So, with all these, it doesn’t look any different from what we’re seeing these days.
Pricing and Availability
The phone comes in three variants – 4 GB + 64 GB, 4 GB + 128 GB and a 6 GB + 64 GB. They are priced at CNY 1398 ($208), CNY 1598 ($238) and CNY 1598 ($238) respectively. The phones will be available from March 11.
Meizu Note 9 Specifications:
- Design: Glass back with aluminum frame
- Display: 6.2″ IPS LCD, Full HD+ resolution (1080 x 2244 pixels), 19.5:9 aspect ratio
- Rear Camera: Dual, 48 MP primary lens with f/1.7 aperture + 5 MP depth sensor
- Front Camera: 20 MP with f/2.0 aperture
- CPU: Octa-core Snapdragon 675
- GPU: Adreno 612
- RAM: 4 GB / 6 GB
- Storage: 64 GB / 128 GB (non-expandable)
- Battery: 4000 mAh, with 18-W Fast Charging