The Meizu Note 9 is the latest smartphone from Meizu. The company have joined other Chinese phone makers in releasing a 48 MP rear camera smartphone. The new Meizu Note 9 apart from the 48 MP camera, also comes with the new Snapdragon 675 chipset. Meizu is also making the smartphone very affordable at just above $200. This will make the phone go up against the like of Redmi Note 7 Pro, Samsung Galaxy A50 and Redmi Note 7. Let’s see what the Meizu Note 9 have for us.
Meizu Note 9 Design
The design is the rather usual gradient and glossy finish we see on most mid-rangers this year. There is a teardrop notch, bottom chin with no bezels at the sides. The Meizu phone features a dual rear camera and LED flash at the top left. While the fingerprint scanner is at the top centre. The phone weighs 170 grams and measures a rather bulky 8.7 mm thickness. Glossy body colours of Black, Blue and White are available on the Note 9.
Dimensions: 153.1 x 74.4 x 8.7 mm
Weight: 170 grams
SIM: Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)
Colours: Black, Blue, White
3.5 mm jack: Yes
– Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic
Meizu Note 9 Display
The Meizu smartphone packs a 6.2 inches FHD+ IPS LCD panel with an 18.7:9 aspect ratio and 84.7% screen-to-body ratio. The display features resources of 1080 x 2244 pixels and 403 PPI density.
Type: IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen
Size: 6.2 inches (84.7% screen-to-body ratio)
Resolution: 1080 x 2244 pixels, 18.7:9 ratio (403 PPI density)
The Meizu Note 9 sports a dual rear camera that features a 48 MP lens with f/1.7 aperture and 5 MP depth sensor. For selfies, the Note 9 packs a 20 MP selfie shooter with f/2.0 aperture.
Dual: 48 MP, f/1.7, 1/2″, 0.8µm, PDAF + 5 MP, depth sensor
Features: Dual-LED dual-tone flash, panorama
Single: 20 MP, f/2.0
Underneath the Note 9 is Snapdragon 675 Octa-core processor with Adreno 612 GPU. The processor clocks at 2.0 GHz. There is three memory variant for the Note 9; the 4GB/64GB, 6GB/64GB and 4GB/128GB variants.
Chipset: Snapdragon 675 (11 nm)
CPU: Octa-core (2×2.0 GHz Kryo 460 Gold & 6×1.7 GHz Kryo 460 Silver)
GPU: Adreno 612
Memory: 4GB/64GB, 4GB/128GB, 6GB/64GB
The Note 9 runs on Meizu’s Flyme 7.2 custom skin on top of Android 9.0 Pie.
OS: Android 9.0 Pie
User Interface: Flyme 7.2
Sensors: Fingerprint (rear-mounted), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass
The Meizu Note 9 packs a non-removable Li-ion 4,000 mAh battery with 18W fast battery charging support.
Type: Non-removable Li-Ion 4000 mAh battery
Charging: Fast battery charging 18W (mCharge)
WLAN: Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot
Bluetooth: 5.0, A2DP, LE
GPS: Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS
USB: 2.0, Type-C 1.0 reversible connector
Meizu Note 9 Price