Remember the Meizu Zero? The Chinese manufacturer unveiled this device last week. It’s a unique phone in that it has a grand total of zero buttons and ports. It doesn’t even have speaker holes and a SIM card slot. Meizu did say that it wasn’t a concept and that it would sell the device. It’s doing that now but through Indiegogo for the price that you’d pay for a MacBook.
The Meizu Zero has a ceramic unibody with a Snapdragon 845 under the hood. There’s also a 20 megapixel front camera and a 12+20 megapixel dual camera at the back. No information has been revealed about the RAM and storage.
Meizu’s mSound 2.0 technology is onboard since there’s no physical speaker to speak of. This enables the screen to double as the speaker. There’s no charging port as well so you’d have to make do with wireless charging which Meizu says supports speeds of up to 18W. What about side buttons for power and volume control? Meizu is relying on a haptic feedback system to provide virtual buttons. No SIM slot means that it’s using eSIM technology for this device.
The crowdfunding campaign is a good marketing ploy for Meizu to get the word out about this device. It’s seeking to raise $100,000 and has opted for a fixed goal campaign, which means that the money will only be released once the goal is met. Almost $15,000 have been raised as of this writing. There are 100 “Exclusive Engineer Units” available which can be bought for $1,299. Meizu expects to deliver them in April 2019.