Is this phone Meizu's answer to the Xiaomi Mi MIX?

Is this phone Meizu's answer to the Xiaomi Mi MIX?
The Xiaomi Mi MIX has captured the attention of consumers with its stunning 6.4-inch screen. The display covers 84.16% of the front body (not 91.3% as Xiaomi claims). The phone's first flash sale, held on Friday, sold out in just 10-seconds. As you might expect, other phone manufacturers appear to be working on new models with a similar design to the Mi MIX.

Surfacing today on Weibo is the image of a phone that allegedly is being built by Meizu. It obviously would have a high screen-to-body ratio, and the most recent speculation has the manufacturer making the handset official on December 24th. Christmas Eve falls out on a Saturday, which is just one reason why we should take this story with a grain of salt.

If this is legitimate, Meizu's phone will have an even higher screen-to-body ratio. While the Mi MIX serves up a bottom bezel, the Meizu model does not have one. There is a fingerprint scanner embedded in the glass (possibly Qualcomm's ultrasonic scanner). There have been rumors that the 10th anniversary Apple iPhone will offer something similar in appearance with absolutely no buttons on the front.

Meizu says "Something unexpected is coming." To find out what, simply click on the slideshow below.


source: Weibo via AndroidPure

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60 Comments

1. Captain_Doug

Posts: 1037; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

Sweet Christmas

35. shahinctg123

Posts: 39; Member since: Nov 23, 2014

next time Apple will adopt this design concept and will say.... Xiaomi Mi Mix copied from us !!! ;)

36. cnour

Posts: 2305; Member since: Sep 11, 2014

You are very smart.

45. iushnt

Posts: 3086; Member since: Feb 06, 2013

Yes he is

51. HomerS

Posts: 419; Member since: Sep 19, 2014

No Xiaomi copied from Sharp Aquos Crystal from 2014. https://i.ytimg.com/vi/nPNViTixtpg/maxresdefault.jpg

60. kabhijeet.16

Posts: 885; Member since: Dec 05, 2012

In that case Apple copied PHONES from Motorola, coz motorola created 1st Mobile phone... Trolll................

2. Khyron

Posts: 397; Member since: Sep 28, 2015

Too good to be true!!!

25. Klinton

Posts: 1408; Member since: Oct 24, 2016

Even if true, the stupidest design EVER. I thought Xiaomi Mi MIX was, but this one took the crown! LOL

3. uchihakurtz

Posts: 427; Member since: Nov 12, 2012

Dat anime wallpaper though... Cute :3

4. Arch_Fiend

Posts: 3951; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

When are anime girls not cute lol.

6. kiko007

Posts: 7493; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

+1 for truth. Haven't seen an ugly anime girl yet (been watching for 4 years now).

8. Arch_Fiend

Posts: 3951; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

Been watching for over 10 years and I haven't seen enough to count on 1 hand.

17. zeeBomb

Posts: 2318; Member since: Aug 14, 2014

BOKU no pico is the greatest banime of all time. Tied with Mars of Destruction.

38. Podrick

Posts: 1284; Member since: Aug 19, 2015

You didn't.

5. Af1rPA

Posts: 712; Member since: Jun 12, 2014

Beautiful!

7. Marslander

Posts: 160; Member since: Jan 08, 2015

Interesting. Wonder where the front-facing camera goes, assuming it has one.

33. willywanta

Posts: 502; Member since: Jun 04, 2014

well said.

37. Nathan_ingx

Posts: 4769; Member since: Mar 07, 2012

You'll have to flip the phone to take a selfie

46. miketer

Posts: 513; Member since: Apr 02, 2015

Could be at the bottom strip.

52. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

Look more like a concept art than a real phone. I am 100% for high screen to body ratio phone. With the proven success of mi mix, every android manufacturers would be releasing their mi mix equivalent. Look forward to those phones.

9. tangbunna

Posts: 474; Member since: Sep 29, 2016

now tim cook is watching his 9 year-old iphone screen design language, and say, "you all still wish for iphone 7, i know."

10. NoAllegiance unregistered

If all phones get this 99% screen to body ratio, then all this copy-paste bs can stop. No more Apple and Samsung copycats.

12. Chuck007

Posts: 1410; Member since: Mar 02, 2014

I like how you're trolling to get others to flame you. Nice work..

20. NoAllegiance unregistered

I am not trolling it is true, the Chinese were copying Apple's designs and then then their attention shifted to the Samsung Edge design. Now for once, we can say that they are not copying anybody but themselves.

26. Klinton

Posts: 1408; Member since: Oct 24, 2016

Bad news is that this design is 'no go'. Impractical! Actually Sharp tried it and failed.

34. willywanta

Posts: 502; Member since: Jun 04, 2014

Samsung galaxy note was not the first phablet. People laughed at it. Its predecessor failed miserably (i forgot if it was asus or lenovo). But now, large screen is the norm.

44. zenun12

Posts: 205; Member since: Oct 31, 2016

It was Dell :)

49. Klinton

Posts: 1408; Member since: Oct 24, 2016

I don't see your point. Note1 was the first Note device and still no one OEM could make such device no matter how big screens they make. Note is not only big screen. ( BTW WTF is the 'phablet' BS name?lol) Well I love bigger screens in smaller body device too, but even very small, the the top and bottom bezels are here stay(at least for now) Design like this is impractical. Think.

54. yoghibawono

Posts: 240; Member since: May 04, 2016

or maybe simply because most likely SAMSUNG have patented their note screen-pen capability with huge license fee, have you ever thought about that possibility?

30. Chuck007

Posts: 1410; Member since: Mar 02, 2014

Wait a minute I thought you meant the opposite thing. Never mind then my bad lol

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