While Apple, Samsung, and Google all have smartphones that cost a month’s rent for some. There are some smartphone makers who are making inexpensive devices that are actually really amazing. The Meizu Note9 is one of those inexpensive devices and it was launched yesterday in Beijing, China.
Most of our U.S. readers are probably not familiar with Meizu since they are primarily used in China and other countries. Usually, these Chinese phones lack the proper LTE bands to operate on U.S. networks, but some have gotten better. Meizu has been making phones for a good number of years and they’re generally in the affordable to mid-priced range.
The Meizu Note9 is priced around US$208 (1,398Yuan) and sports a 6.2″ LCD display with an 89.23% screen-to-body ratio. It’s being pushed by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 675, a change for Meizu since they usually use MediaTek processors.
The Meizu Note9 is also rocking a dual-camera setup consisting of a 48MP and 5MP Samsung sensor. The front camera has a 20MP sensor and the battery is decent at 4,000mAh. As for RAM, you can get 4GB or 6GB which is more than enough for just about anyone.
The Meizu Note series already established a reputation for camera capabilities, and now the Note9 makes a new benchmark with a 48MP+5MP dual-camera. A brand new 48MP Samsung GM1 CMOS main camera, together with a customized 5MP deep-view camera, boasts a golden duo for mid-range phones of the year.
With 48MP LED and 4-in-1 1.6-μm big pixels, every snapshot delivers razor-sharp clarity. Arcsoft algorithm and f/1.7 large aperture lighten every shade of dimness in your perfect shot. Under “Super Night Sight Mode”, the Note9 can make your snapshot without a tripod as beautiful as a pro-shot, delivering crystal-clear night vision on a midrange budget.Meizu Press Release
The Note9 will hit retail stores in China on March 11th with pricing starting at US$208. Meizu did not give an availability date for other regions of the world.
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