Meizu M9, $380 Android phone with Retina Display

Posted by Charbax – April 7, 2011

The price is $380 unlocked (2499 Chinese remimbi) (no further contracts needed, that's about half the price of the iphone4 without a contract), for an Android phone with a same type of retina resolution display as on the iphone4. I think it uses the Samsung Hummingbird ARM Cortex-A8 1Ghz processor with 512MB RAM (also sounds similar to the specs of the iphone4). There are actually many Meizu stores all over Shenzhen, I guess Meizu is a major gadgets brand selling here. Do you think Meizu is a bit too obvious at copying Apple's design?

Here are the specs:

Meizu M9
CPU: 1 Ghz Cortex A8-based Samsung S5PC110
Graphics Processor: Power VR 540 GPU
Audio chip: Texas Instruments TLV320AIC36
Memory: Memory: 512 Mb ROM / 512 Mb RAM
Networks: GSM, GPRS, EDGE, 3G network support: WCDMA, HSDPA and HSUPA with speeds of 7,2/5,76 Mbps (Both schould work in Europe). Only supports the 2100 Mhz band of WCDMA. Check google for info in your country supports the 2100 Mhz band.
Dimensions: 59,8 x 113 x 11 mm
Weight: 123 grams
Expansion slot: Micro SD / TF - No built-in storage, microSDHC support. (Will come with either an 8GB or 16GB TF card)
Display: 3.56" (49.92 x 74.88 mm), 960x640 pixel resolution, 16 million colors
Operating System: Android 2.2 Modified by Meizu(Includes English language), Android 2.3 will be released in the next firmware update.
Camera: 5 megapixels camera, Pictures in 2592 x 1944 pixels, autofocus, Records videos in 720p HD (1280x720) at 30 FPS, No flash in the first version
Battery: 1370 mAh
Connectivity: Bluetooth 2.1 / WiFi 802.11b/g/n (Different WLAN module compared to M8, WiFi tethering is supported) / A-GPS / TV-out (via mini USB, no HDMI. Not sure if included in the first version)
Ports: Mini USB 2.0, 3.5 mm audio jack

  • The networks? If I import one to Europe, Will it work?

  • This is a must have phone made by a small company (compared to others in China).

    Meizu M9
    CPU: 1 Ghz Cortex A8-based Samsung S5PC110
    Graphics Processor: Power VR 540 GPU
    Audio chip: Texas Instruments TLV320AIC36
    Memory: Memory: 512 Mb ROM / 512 Mb RAM
    Networks: GSM, GPRS, EDGE, 3G network support: WCDMA, HSDPA and HSUPA with speeds of 7,2/5,76 Mbps (Both schould work in Europe). Only supports the 2100 Mhz band of WCDMA. Check google for info in your country supports the 2100 Mhz band.
    Dimensions: 59,8 x 113 x 11 mm
    Weight: 123 grams
    Expansion slot: Micro SD / TF – No built-in storage, microSDHC support. (Will come with either an 8GB or 16GB TF card)
    Display: 3.56″ (49.92 x 74.88 mm), 960×640 pixel resolution, 16 million colors
    Operating System: Android 2.2 Modified by Meizu(Includes English language), Android 2.3 will be released in the next firmware update.
    Camera: 5 megapixels camera, Pictures in 2592 x 1944 pixels, autofocus, Records videos in 720p HD (1280×720) at 30 FPS, No flash in the first version
    Battery: 1370 mAh
    Connectivity: Bluetooth 2.1 / WiFi 802.11b/g/n (Different WLAN module compared to M8, WiFi tethering is supported) / A-GPS / TV-out (via mini USB, no HDMI. Not sure if included in the first version)
    Ports: Mini USB 2.0, 3.5 mm audio jack

    Got this from:-
    Read more: http://www.meizume.com/general-meizu-m9/12178-meizu-m9-specifications.html#ixzz1Iqwrftzl

    USD380 is considered very cheap, considering that the CEO announced that they will not be reducing the price anytime soon recently.

  • By the way, there’s only a handful of english reviews on the phone, a recent one I could find is http://thegadgetsite.com/2011/04/meizu-m9-review/

  • It has Quad Band. It works in Europe! The HSDPA+ works in Europe too.

  • Thanks! Post is updated with the specs.

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  • Anonymous

    $380 is an interesting price, lower than dhgate’s 460 and if you are in the EU… forget it.

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