A new kid on the block: Maze announces its arrival, teases a bezel-less, dual-camera smartphone

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The smartphone market is currently pretty oversaturated with products for all tiers, covering a wide variety of needs and wallet sizes. The power players have all taken up their spots pretty solidly, and there's very little room to squeeze in if you happen to be a new company trying to make a name for itself. Whatever you do, you need to either have a radical new device, or at least a price offer that's going to make customers question the current industry standards.

Maze is a company aiming to enter the mobile scene and it may just have the ingredients it needs to make a dent in the wall surrounding the industry. It has recently announced its presence and has done so by teasing a smartphone that it's cooking for us. Named the Alpha, the device seems to be a top-tier handset, which will have a 6-inch display surrounded by almost no bezel. Well, the teaser doesn't show the bottom portion of the phone, where we assume a “chin” will have to exist, but if this thing sells internationally, it'll definitely gain some traction.

We can also see a dual camera module on its back and are already curious on how that one works. Early reports also say that the phone's front is protected by 4th generation Gorilla Glass and that the software on board is Android 7 Nougat, but not much else.

Maze is based in Shenzhen, China, where it has two factories and teams for R&D, marketing, sales, and after-sales. The company also has a branch in Guizhou, China. Thus far, we've no idea whether it would try to sell the Alpha to Western markets, but here's hoping!


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14 Comments

1. Settings

Posts: 2943; Member since: Jul 02, 2014

"This story is sponsored by Maze. PhoneArena's opinions in this article have not been affected in any way!" Pretty sums up all non sponsored articles by PA. Thank you editors for confirming your bias against other brands. Actually, I'm not surprised this came up.

2. FlySheikh

Posts: 444; Member since: Oct 02, 2015

Smh..

9. alumoyo

Posts: 392; Member since: Aug 26, 2013

This reply is sponsored by ME. My opinion of PhoneArena has been affected IN A NEGATIVE WAY by their decision to publish this article.

3. kiko007

Posts: 7520; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

Alpha is an apt name for this product....would you all not agree?

4. kiko007

Posts: 7520; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

Oh, and I just visited the webpage linked. Seems pretty sketchy if you ask me.....

6. RebelwithoutaClue unregistered

It does look suspicious, to say the least.

8. AlikMalix unregistered

Also visited the link - if their website is any indication of their budget, I have my doubts about this device... but I'll be surprised if it delivers what it's advertising. Why aren't they showing the bottom of the device and maybe a REAL prototype or maybe a corner... or something..

10. Nathan_ingx

Posts: 4769; Member since: Mar 07, 2012

The bottom simply does not exist. LOL.

11. chocowii

Posts: 478; Member since: Jan 30, 2014

The site shutdown due to heavy traffic.

13. trojan_horse

Posts: 5868; Member since: May 06, 2016

I'm able to open their website without issue. Heavy traffic mostly occurs from DDoS attacks.

5. LebronJamesFanboy

Posts: 671; Member since: Mar 23, 2013

Show the bottom of the phone. Then we will talk.

7. nh1402

Posts: 138; Member since: Oct 30, 2013

"bezel-less"

12. kerginaldo17 unregistered

Phone arena has to make money too, folks. Everybody needs to make money.

14. CyberAngel

Posts: 51; Member since: Jul 31, 2012

Fantastic article!

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