Meizu Note 9 Set to Launch in China on March 6

Meizu Note 9 will be the company's first smartphone to be powered by Qualcomm's 11nm Snapdragon 675 SoC.


Earlier this month, Chinese smartphone maker Meizu scheduled a launch event in China for February 14. It was being speculated that the company may announce the Note 9 budget Android smartphone at the event. However, the company instead launched a special edition of the Meizu 16 Plus developed in partnership with Astel&Kern and Jerry Harvey Audio. Meizu today released a new poster on Weibo revealing the Note 9 launch date in China.

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The Meizu Note 9 will be launched in China on March 6. It was certified by Chinese telecommunications authority TENAA last week, revealing some of its key hardware specifications. The Meizu Note 9 sports a 6.2-inch IPS LCD waterdrop notch display with 1080 x 2244 pixels Full HD+ resolution. Thanks to the waterdrop notch at the top, the Note 9 is likely to be similar to the Redmi Note 7 in terms of the screen-to-body ratio. Under the hood, however, the Meizu Note 9 will be running on a more powerful Qualcomm Snapdragon 675 SoC. The TENAA certification also revealed the smartphone will include 6GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage. A microSD card slot will be present too, allowing for further expansion up to 256GB.

In terms of optics, the Meizu Note 9 will come equipped with a 48MP + 5MP dual-camera setup at the rear. The primary 48MP sensor is expected to be the Samsung ISOCELL GM1, the same sensor found on the Redmi Note 7. On the front, Meizu Note 9 will have a 20MP selfie camera, likely features several AI-powered features. The smartphone will be fueled by a 3900mAh capacity battery, although it is not clear yet if fast charging will be supported. As for software, the smartphone will be launched with the Android 9.0 Pie operating system right out of the box. According to rumors, the Meizu Note 9 is expected to start at CNY 999 (INR 10,600 approx.) in China.