Forget slider phones, forget phones with a bezel-less front, and forget phones with pop-up cameras. In front of Meizu’s ‘Zero’, the designs of all other phones are passé. It skips all the basic usuals — the headphone jack, charging port, speaker grille, power button, and even the SIM card slot!
Featuring a ceramic unibody design and being advertised as the “world’s first holeless phone,” the Zero does not feature any physical connectivity options or buttons. There’s only one small button located below the dual-camera setup at the rear that’s used for hard resetting the device. First, let’s get the basic specs of the device out of the way. It features a 5.99-inch QHD+ OLED display at the front, an in-display fingerprint scanner, a Snapdragon 845 chipset, a ceramic body with IP68 certification, a 20MP front camera, and a 12/20MP dual-camera setup at the rear.
To make up for the lack of a USB-C port for speedy data transfers, the Meizu Zero features Bluetooth 5.0 and wireless USB connectivity which promises USB 3.0 data transfer speeds using Wi-Fi ad. And since there’s no charging port as well, the Zero supports 18W fast wireless charging, though one will need to use Meizu’s own fast charger to achieve this charging speed. There are no physical buttons on the edges of the device but it does feature pressure sensitive edges.
Since there are no speaker holes on the device as well, Meizu is using mSound 2.0 technology that uses the display as a speaker and earpiece. The lack of a physical SIM card slot is taken care of by the use of eSIM technology.
There’s no word from Meizu on the availability or pricing of the Zero but we are likely to hear more details about the device at MWC 2019 in Barcelona next month.