Meizu Note 9 Launched with Snapdragon 675 SoC, 18W Fast Charging Technology: Price, Features


Meizu has just launched the Note 9 smartphone in China. It comes as the successor the Meizu Note 8 that was launched last year. The hardware specifications of the Meizu Note 9 are very similar to the recently launched Redmi Note 7 Pro. The Meizu Note 9 comes in three variants. The base variant has 4GB RAM + 64GB storage, and it costs CNY 1,398. The middle variant has 4GB RAM + 128GB storage and it costs CNY 1,598. The top-end variant has 6GB RAM + 64GB storage, and it costs CNY 1,598 too. The Meizu Note 9 will be available to purchase in China starting from 11th March. Let us have a look at its specifications.

Meizu Note 9 Specifications

The display of the Meizu Note 9 is a 6.2-inch IPS LCD with Full HD+ resolution. The display has thin bezels around it resulting in an impressive 89.23% screen to body ratio. There is a tiny teardrop notch at the top of the display for camera housing.

The Meizu Note 9 is powered by the same Qualcomm Snapdragon 675 processor that we saw on the Redmi Note 7 Pro. The SoC has two Cortex-A76 derived Kryo 460 cores for handling heavy tasks, and six Cortex-A55 derived Kryo 460 cores for handling lighter tasks. As mentioned earlier, the device comes in 4GB RAM + 64GB storage, 4GB RAM + 128GB storage, and 6GB RAM + 64GB storage variants. The Meizu Note 9 runs on Android 9 Pie operating system along with Flyme OS 7.2 user interface customization. Meizu has packed the smartphone Hyper Gaming mode that enhances the gaming performance by adjusting the hardware parameters required for a smoother frame rate. The device also has Game Mode 3.0, which reduces notification interference for uninterrupted gaming.

The Meizu Note 9 shines when it comes to the camera hardware. The device has a 48MP + 5MP dual-camera on the back. This is the second smartphone after the Redmi Note 7/Redmi Note 7 Pro to feature a 48MP camera sensor on the back in this price range. As you might expect, the 48MP unit is the main camera sensor, and the 5MP unit is a depth-sensor that aids in portrait images. Meizu has also equipped the Note 9 with Night Scene mode, which works similarly to the Night Scene mode on smartphones like Google Pixel 3, OnePlus 6T, and the Realme 3. For your information, the Night Scene mode captures multiple images at different shutter speed and merges them together, which in theory offers better image quality in lowlight conditions. Taking care of the selfies is a 20MP camera.

The Meizu Note 9 is equipped with a 4000mAh battery, which supports 18W mCharge fast charging. We don’t have the exact information about mCharge yet, but it looks like the mCharge is rebranded Quick Charge protocol. The Meizu Note 9 is also up-to-date in terms of connectivity. It comes with a USB Type-C port, Bluetooth v5.0, and dual-SIM with dual-VoLTE. The device also retains the 3.5mm audio jack for a hassle-free music listening experience. Other features of the Meizu Note 9 include a rear-mounted rear-mounted fingerprint scanner, and a glass back with a unique design. The Meizu Note 9 comes in three color options — Starry Blue, Dark Black Ochre, and Silver Ochre.