If you thought that 2019 will go by under the auspices of hole-in-display designs (cough, Galaxy S10, cough) or foldable phone, you are sorely mistaken. Actually, first there was the Vivo soap teaser, then came the revelation that Meizu will beat it to the punch with a phone that has no ports or buttons around it, and today came the Apex 2019.
Call it what you will (Vivo calls it Super Unibody) but this design is spearheading 2019 as its first novelty (the punch-hole is so 2018) with the Meizu Zero and the Apex 2019. Both phones have no charging or audio ports, no large earpieces or speakers, and no physical buttons around them, achieving a design as monolithic as possible with today's technology.
They manage it via the ingenious mashup of existing tech like wireless charging and audio streaming, sound-emitting displays, and touch- or pressure sensitivity for the ex-button duties.
Vivo even equipped the new Apex with an all-screen reader that can scan your fingerprint almost anywhere on the display. This Holy Grail of fingerprint recognition is a bit clumsy still, as exemplified in the hands-on videos with the phone, but it is a great thing to come in mobile biometry nonetheless.
Still, to some this port-less phones concept might seem a bit of an overkill and design waxing for the sake of it, that is why we wanted to ask you whether you dig the new button-less handsets idea, as exemplified in the Meizu Zero and Apex 2019 so far.