Some mobile phone manufacturers were following Apple and freeing up the headphone input, but Meizu went a step further. The company has announced a new phone called Zero, which has no headphone input, charging port and speaker grille. It does not even come with the SIM card slot and buttons you usually see on the phone – the only elements that interfere with the surface of the entire screen and a 7.8-mm-thick ceramic body are its two cameras on the back of 12 MP and 20 MP and two holes. One is for a microphone, while the other one for a hard reset.
As Engadget noted for the area of China, it seems that this is Meizu’s response to APEX’s FullView concept of Vivo’s phone, although APEX still comes with a headphone jack and the company first showed it in early 2018. To compensate for the lack of input, Meizu Zero will support Bluetooth 5.0 and a wireless USB connection that will allegedly be able to transfer data at the same speed as the USB 3.0 standard.
Zero’s 5.99-inch QHD OLED screen will be like some sort of huge replacement for a microphone and a headset. It has a sufficiently large frame for a 20 MP front-facing camera, but its fingerprint reader is fully on the screen. The device, which runs the Snapdragon 845 processor, rely on 18 W wireless charging due to the lack of charger ports. There may be no common physical buttons, but there are pressure sensors with haptic feedback on their edges.
As you may have guessed, the lack of input for the SIM card means that Meizu Zero will use built-in SIM or eSIM technology. The company announced that the launch of the phone in China is related to the progress of local operators with eSIM technology, so the availability is likely to be limited initially.