China is home to some of the best smartphone brands in the market. But there are many other lesser known brands too that do well in its home country, like Smartisan and even Meitu. The latter actually came into the limelight for its beautification apps and expanded its business into making smartphones, after all, their apps were used on a smartphone.
Meitu isn’t new to making phone though. The company already has a few smartphones under its belt, including the Meitu T8S that was announced back in September. However, almost all of their smartphones are focused on selfies and beautification features, and this has helped the company garner a good set of female fan following.
Now, Meitu is back in 2018 with a new smartphone and it’s going to be called the Meizu T9. Naturally, the phone will succeed the T8S model released last year and this time, it comes with dual cameras on the front as well as back, conforming to the recent craze for multiple cameras.
There’s still nearly a month for the official release of the Meitu T9, but the company couldn’t contain their excitement and has already revealed key specs of the device.
The Meitu T9 will feature dual pixel dual cameras on the front as well as rear. If that’s not impressive, both the camera setups will have OIS. So, even your front facing selfies are now going to be clear. The primary camera is a 12MP Sony IMX363 sensor with 1.4μm pixels and f/1.8 aperture.
The phone has a lot of beautification features on board which reduces blemishes and improves your skin quality in the pictures. But it’s not as simple as some other cameras. Meitu is using a special Skeleton Point Identification Technology along with Meitu Imaging Labs which will intelligently adjust body proportions for the best shot. Then there’s the Meitu Color System, different portrait modes and other such features that make it one of the best camera phones for selfies and beauty shots. There are optimisations to improve night camera photography too.
So far, this is all we know about the Meitu T9 in terms of specs, at least officially. However, the phone recently passed through TENAA, so some of the other specs are already revealed like Snapdragon 660, 6-inch OLED 1080p 18:9 display, 4/6GB RAM, 64/128GB ROM, Android 8.1, and 3100mAh battery.
Note that the basic hexagonal top and bottom design of Meitu phones is continued on the T9. However, unlike the T8S which had a front facing fingerprint sensor, the T9 features it on the back. Also, the antenna bands are now near the top and bottom sides, better blending with the overall design of the back.
There will be four color options: Nebula Pink, Lake Blue, Cherry Red, and Wizard Green.
As of now, all we know is that the Meitu T9 will be officially announced at the June 27 event in China. Its T series isn’t cheap, with the T8S starting at 3399 Yuan ($533), which is costlier than the recently announced OnePlus 6 flagship in China. So, expect the pricing to be even higher than this figure at launch next month.
A couple of portraits from the phone have been added below.