Meizu just released the new Note 8. A no-frills and straightforward smartphone.
The Meizu Note 8 borrows a few characteristics from its more expensive brother, the Meizu 8X. This budget alternative will obviously have a toned-down set of specs, but is still powerful enough to make it a passable daily driver device.
Being a “Note” device, Meizu’s latest offering highlights a large 6-inch FHD+ IPS display, with the company sparing us from the annoying notch that most of its competitors have.
On top of the screen is an 8-megapixel front-facing camera, while on the back we have a 12-megapixel + 5-megapixel dual-camera affair. Which also comes with a large 1.4µm sensor that lets more light in and a fast dual-pixel autofocus.
To do all the number crunching, the Meizu Note 8 has a Qualcomm Snapdragon 632 processor under the hood. It’s then paired with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of storage. The device boots on Android Oreo with Meizu’s Flyme OS and is being powered by a 3,600mAh battery.
Meizu Note 8 Specs
- Android 8.0 Oreo, Flyme OS
- Dual SIM, Dual standby
- 6-inch FHD+ IPS display, 2160 x 1080 pixel resolution, ~402ppi
- 1.8Ghz Qualcomm Snapdragon 632 octa-core processor
- 4GB RAM
- Adreno 506 GPU
- 64GB internal storage, non-expandable
- 8-megapixel front camera, f/2.0
- 12-megapixel + 5-megapixel dual-rear cameras, dual-pixel PDAF, 1.4µm, LED flash
- Fingerprint scanner, Face unlock
- HSPA+, 4G LTE
- WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n, dual-band
- Bluetooth 4.2
- GPS, A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS
- microUSB 2.0
- Dimensions: 153.6 x 75.5 x 7.9mm
- Weight: 168g
- Colors: Red, Pink, Blue, Black
- 3,600mAh non-removable battery, mCharge
The Meizu Note 8 has an official price of CNY1,300 (~Php10,000) and is now available for pre-order in China. We’re yet to hear anything from Meizu Philippines about the device’s launch details here in the country. But considering that the holiday season is just around the corner, we might have the official local release date anytime soon.