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The Meizu Note 9 launches in China

The Meizu Note 9 in its 3 new colors. (Source: Meizu)
The Meizu Note 9 in its 3 new colors. (Source: Meizu)
The Meizu Note 9 is one of a handful of phones that rocks the new 48MP Samsung camera sensor. It has been launched today in China for prices ranging from about US$208 to $238, depending on the variant selected. However, it will not be on sale until March 11, 2019.

In accordance with earlier reports, the Meizu Note 9 was released today (March 6, 2019) in China. This phone has a 6.2-inch FHD+ (2244x)1080 LCD display with an 18.7:9 aspect-ratio and a waterdrop notch. It is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 675 processor, and comes in 4GB or 6GB RAM SKUs with either 64GB or 128GB in internal storage. However, its 48MP Samsung GM1 camera, which is integrated into a rear camera module along with a secondary 5MP depth-sensing lens, is probably the feature that will rake the sales in for this phone.

Its specs also put it in the Redmi Note 7 Pro's firing line. This phone, which is the more premium (and also the international) version of the original Note 7, also has the Snapdragon 675 SoC. However, its 48MP sensor is from Sony, not Samsung. It will be interesting to see how the two compare in direct testing. The Xiaomi sub-brand's phone is also priced at about US$200, whereas the Note 9's costing scheme is a little more complicated.

It will be sold at 1398 yen (or approximately $208) for the 4GB/64GB SKU, whereas the 4GB/128GB and 6GB/64GB will cost 1598 yen (or ~$238). For this price, all variants of the Meizu Note 9 run Android 9.0 (Pie) out of the box, have 4000mAh battery capacities and USB type-C ports. This phone will go on sale on March 11, 2019.


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Deirdre O Donnell, 2019-03- 6 (Update: 2019-03- 6)