A Chinese company has recently unveiled an very unusual smartphone called Meizu Zero. Put simply, this smartphone has no connector or physical buttons meaning it does not have any holes. Many people have been asking questions about this smartphone and it’s clean design!
Classical technology with a minimalist design
Unveiled by the Chinese manufacturer Meizu in a press release published on 23 January, Meizu Zero is titled the very first smartphone in the world with out a “hole”. Creators have effectively ignored a wide range of things that are usually found on a smartphone such as USB plug, headphone jack, and physical buttons on the edge, as well as speaker grids, or SIM card slots. However, this smartphone does have two microphone holes although they are very small.
The interior technology is not that great, but it’s not terrible either. It has a 20 megapixel (front) photo sensor and a 20 and 12 megapixel (rear) sensors, a Snapdragon 845 processor, and 5.99 inch Amoled screen. However Meizu does not have an internal memory.
The surface of the smartphone has been cleaned of all ports, plugs and buttons. But how is this possible? Well, the physical buttons on the edge of the device have been replaced by touch buttons. Meizu uses wireless technology to charge while the Super mCharge Wireless also allows files to be transferred by a 3.0 Wireless USB. The device apparently offers a charging speed of up to 18W which is twice as fast as what Apple and Samsung offer.
The manufacturer has also integrated one of it’s technologies – the mSound 2.0 In-screen Sound – which transforms the screen into a speaker. There is no notch or drawer inside the phone where you can put your SIM Card. Instead the Meizu phone uses an eSIM (virtual card). As a result of these features the Meizu Zero has a IP68 certification which means that the smartphone can be immersed in water at a depth of two meters for one hour!
Meizu has not yet mentioned asales price or release date, however we may know more information a few weeks time. In the meantime, here’s a little demonstration of this new “holeless” phone: