MEIZU Zero concept smartphone has no hardware keys, charging port or SIM card slot

“The MEIZU Zero is a concept device that comes with a holeless design, completely different from the contemporary smartphones”

MEIZU has introduced a new smartphone called Zero on its home soil China. The new MEIZU Zero is touted as the world’s first holeless smartphone – it lacks SIM-card slot, USB port, volume and power buttons, and the speaker grill. But, that doesn’t mean it lacks all those features. The MEIZU Zero functions just like a conventional smartphone, owing to features such as e-SIM support, wireless charging, virtual pressure-sensitive buttons, and sound-on-display technology.

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MEIZU Zero specifications and features

The MEIZU Zero smartphone features a unibody design, with curved edges and a near edge-to-edge OLED display. The handset’s screen measures 5.99-inch and houses a fingerprint sensor underneath. The display also acts as a speaker, thanks to the piezoelectric transducer for sound-on-display – marketed by MEIZU has mSound 2.0. The tech vibrates sounds through the screen that you may have seen on Xiaomi’s first-gen Mi MIX smartphone.

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Under the hood, the handset is driven by Qualcomm’s 10nm Snapdragon 845 SoC, which is a notch lower than the latest Snapdragon 855 mobile platform, paired with LPDDR4X RAM. The phone also boasts of a dual camera setup with Sony’s IMX380 + IMX350 sensors (resolution unknown) on the rear and a 20-megapixel single selfie camera on the front.

MEIZU has replaced the hardware buttons on Zero with touch capacitive panels that seem to be inspired by a digital home button seen on Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S8 smartphones. The touch-sensitive panels on the sides  recreates give haptic feedback when pressed. Users can adjust the volume or power the phone on and off with that.

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As for the missing USB port, the device offers Super Wireless mCharge that supports up to 18W output. This makes it the fastest wireless charging tech in the industry – topping Huawei’s Mate 20 Pro 15W support. The e-SIM support on the phone means it doesn’t require a physical SIM but still offers wireless connectivity. The iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max, and iPhone XR offer dual SIM support with similar tech, as do the Pixel 3 series models.

Since the MEIZU Zero is a concept device, there’s no information about its price and availability. Keep watching this space for more updates for those details!