The Meizu Zero was recently announced. Interestingly, the phone has no ports, holes or buttons of any kind.
Is this the future of mobile devices? Maybe. The Meizu is really pushing the limits of innovation with the Zero. As stated, it is port-less and button-less with no holes of any kind; and relies on an assortment of new and existing technologies to make it work.
For instance, the phone uses Wireless USB 3.0 technology, apart from Bluetooth, to connect to computers and other devices. Meizu claims it has “unrivaled transmission speeds.”
For the speakers, Meizu’s existing mSound 2.0 in-screen sound technology is applied. It conveniently enables the display to work as a speaker. Apparently the tech isn’t new, with similar technologies used by other companies for their own devices.
As for its lack of physical buttons, Meizu has a number of functionalities added to compensate. An in-display fingerprint sensor is used to unlock and secure the device, while a “virtual side button” with haptic feedback subs for the volume rocker and power button.
And since it has no ports, there’s no SIM tray either. It has eSIM support which means it will only work in certain countries and couriers.
To charge the device, you guessed it, the Meizu Zero has wireless charging. The phone supports 18W fast wireless charging, which is included in its retail package.
The rest of the specs is pretty much flagship stuff, save for the processor. It comes with a Snapdragon 845, instead of the 855 which is disappointing. Other specs include a 5.99-inch AMOLED display, dual rear cameras, and a ceramic build.
Meizu has not released any other information, such as the price, availability, and release dates.