Chinese smartphone maker Meizu introduced its mid-range Note 8 smartphone in October last year. Even though the smartphone went on sale in China only two months back, Meizu is already working on its successor. Meizu CEO Jack Wong today shed some light on the smartphone’s successor, which is expected to be launched later this year. Going by the information revealed by Wong, the Meizu Note 9 will take on the upcoming Redmi smartphone with a 48MP camera.
Meizu Note 9 Could be Powered by Qualcomm’s Next-Gen Snapdragon 6150 Chipset
Meizu CEO Jack Wong has revealed on the company’s community forum that the Note 9 will be powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 6150 chipset and feature a 48MP main camera. While the Snapdragon 6150 has not been officially announced yet, it is expected to be a mid-range alternative to the company’s flagship Snapdragon 855 chipset. The unannounced chipset was spotted on the Geekbench benchmark database last month, posting a single-core score of 2,598 and a multi-core score of 5,467. Rumors suggest the Snapdragon 6150 will be an octa-core SoC, just like the current Snapdragon 600-series chips. It is expected to be manufactured on an 11nm process, similar to the Snapdragon 675.
In the camera department as well, Meizu Note 9 is expected to be very impressive. Wong has confirmed that the handset will be equipped with a 48MP rear camera. While we cannot be sure, there is a good chance that the handset will utilize the Sony IMX586 sensor. In terms of design, the Meizu Note 9 is expected to come with a waterdrop notch on the front, which will allow for an impressive screen-to-body ratio. The smartphone is also expected to pack a large 4000mAh capacity non-removable battery with fast charging support. On the software front, the handset will likely debut with Android Pie-based Flyme OS out of the box. The current Meizu Note 8 sports a 6.0-inch IPS LCD display with 1080 x 2160 pixels Full HD+ resolution and an 18:9 aspect ratio. It is powered by a 14nm Qualcomm Snapdragon 632 octa-core processor with an Adreno 506 GPU. Quite clearly, the upcoming Meizu Note 9 is going to be a significant upgrade over the Note 8.