No headphone jack, no USB port.
Apple’s iPhone and Samsung’s Galaxy lineup have always tried to offer something different when releasing a new flagship. But Chinese company Meizu has introduced the Zero, a smartphone that has no buttons or ports, not even speaker holes.
This minimalist design aspect is the main idea behind the Meizu Zero. It has the usual flagship specifications including an awesome 5.99-inch AMOLED display running on a Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 processor. Volume can be adjusted using pressure-sensitive panels that include haptic feedback.
It has also found a way to find alternatives for the missing ports. Charging is now limited to wireless, but it utilizes the company’s own Super mCharge Wireless technology that uses power output of 18 watts, more than what competitors offer at the moment. There’s also a ‘wireless USB’ option that the Meizu Zero uses where it can transfer files from your computer to the smartphone at speeds comparable to what USB 3.0 offers.
The lack of speaker grills was also solved using a new in-screen audio technology, while SIM cards are now activated through eSIM. The display also has an embedded fingerprint reader for security. The lack of ports also helped the smartphone to get an IP68 rating.
It’s an interesting concept for sure – but the Meizu Zero also comes with a whopping $1200 price tag, costing as much as the flagships offered by Apple and Samsung.
The Meizu Zero is currently on Indiegogo so if you’re interested, you can head on to the link to help it get funded.
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