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The truth shall set you free; that appears to the mantra over at Chinese smartphone OEM Meizu. Back in late January, the company teased its "Zero" port-less smartphone, then later offered it via crowdfunding site Indiegogo.  We're now learning that the whole exercise was a big marketing fail by Meizu. The company's founder and CEO, Jack Wong, took to Meizu's official discussion forum to come clean about the smartphone. "This crowdfunding project was just the marketing team messing about," Wong explained. "The holeless phone is just a development project from the R&D department, we never intended to mass-produce this project." While it's somewhat refreshing that Wong was... Read more...
Last week Meizu took minimalism to the extreme with its "Zero" smartphone. The smartphone lacks any ports (that's right, there is no USB-C port) or buttons. In fact, it doesn't even have a SIM card slot, and instead relies on eSIM technology. Now, Meizu has announced that it is looking to bring the Zero to market via crowdfunding site Indiegogo. This is really a case of less is more ($$$ wise), because the Zero is going for a hefty $1,299 on the site. To put that in perspective, that price could get you a Samsung Galaxy Note 9 with 512GB of storage or an Apple iPhone XS Max with 256GB of storage. The Meizu is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 processor, although there are currently no... Read more...
Yesterday, we talked about the Vivo Apex 2019, which took minimalistic design to the extreme with no buttons, no external ports and no front-facing camera. However, that was just a concept. Today we bring you the Meizu Zero, which takes a similar approach but is an actual production device.  As its name implies, the Zero has no physical buttons and no external ports of any kind. Instead, the Zero relies on haptic feedback to enable virtual buttons along the side of the device, which handle on/off and volume control. The lack of ports also means that there is no SIM card slot, which has been replaced with eSIM technology and there is no USB-C connector. Instead, you will have to charge... Read more...