It’s called Zero. And it comes not from Apple nor Samsung nor Huawei not even Sony. High chances probably you don’t even know or heard before about this company.
Yesterday Meizu – for those who doesn’t know, it’s a company name and not a person name – announced Zero or should I called its full name: Meizu Zero – so not to be confused with number zero – the world first Smartphone without ports and buttons.
What? No ports nor buttons nor SIM Card slot?
First of all, do you guys even know Meizu?
Googling Meizu on the Internet got me this:
Meizu Technology Co., Ltd. is a Chinese consumer electronics company based in Zhuhai, Guangdong. Founded in 2003 by Jack Wong, Meizu began as a manufacturer of MP3 players and later MP4 players. In 2008, Meizu moved its focus to smartphones .
So actually it’s a pretty brand new company, especially if compared to veterans Apple, Samsung, Sony and even Huawei.
I used to mock China with their products – though I love them at the same time: fake, bad quality but damn cheap. As a student 10-15 years back, I couldn’t afford Apple iPod but I was so into MP3 and MP3 players. So I bought cheap iPod-like MP3 player which probably produced by Meizu – since the company began operation from about the same timing as when I bought my first MP3 player.
These days, I can no longer mock Chinese products. While there are still -plenty of fake, bad quality and damn cheap products offered by them, at the same time today Chinese companies can also offer products that are even better compared to what Western, Japan and Korea could offer and yet they are still considerably cheap.
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They (Chinese) were the first one to sell flexible display (Royole Flexpai), now they outdo Apple and everybody else on releasing a smartphone that looks so astonishingly simple – no real buttons and no ports – yet so high tech and complicated inside (today fastest wireless charging, full screen in-display fingerprint scanner, screen vibrating speaker and much more) – something that Steve Jobs dreaming for and pursuing while he was alive.
Meizu Zero: Here’s the spec.
Here’s what we know so far.
- 5’99 inch AMOLED
- In-Display Fingerprint scanner
- 20 MP Front Camera
- One piece ceramic unibody body
- IP68 Water resistant certification
- 18W Wireless Charging – the fastest today
- No SIM Card slot, use only eSim
- Bluetooth 5.0
- Comes with black and white color only
There’s still things that we don’t know, here they are:
- Launch date, did I miss it?
- Processor used. I’m guessing at minimum Snapdragon 845, otherwise the latest Snapdragon 855
- Back camera resolution
Meizu Zero: Check it out!
The original video is in Chinese and on Meizu Chinese website here: https://live.meizu.cn/page/zero/index.html.
You can hear the translation here.
Here’s the Meizu Zero official trailer.
Bring it all together
Meizu Zero for sure looks amazing yet simple – since no ports, no buttons no SIM Card slot – perfect for those who want simplicity above nothing else.
Do you think Meizu Zero will make it and will trigger the next big thing in Smartphones industry – going with zero ports, zero buttons and zero SIM Card slot?
Do give your thoughts and comments down below on the comment section.
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