Meizu's unique "holeless" phone is priced at $1299 on Indiegogo



UPDATE: Meizu has informed us that the Zero will work with GSM carriers AT&T and T-Mobile on 4G-LTE bands 2 and 5. Keep in mind that eSIM support is critical.

Remember that port-less, button-less phone that Meizu introduced last week? Even though it was considered a concept device, the Meizu Zero is available on crowdfunding site Indiegogo (via Android Police). Meizu has priced the device at $1,299 with an April delivery expected. The manufacturer has 100 units available, and 9 have been claimed thus far. The manufacturer also sold the one unit it was offering for delivery this month at a price of $2,999.

Overall, Meizu is seeking to raise $100,000, and with 31 days left in the campaign, it has been able to meet 14% of the goal. That works out to $14,690 raised thus far. Typically, a project needs to meet the target fund raising goal in order for the company to receive the money raised.

If you're curious about this device, it is comprised of what Meizu calls a "3D ceramic unibody." The Zero is equipped with a 6-inch AMOLED screen full-screen display, with the Snapdragon 845 Mobile Platform under the hood. On back is a dual camera set up (12MP + 20 MP) with both cameras employing Sony sensors.

We can also tell you that since there are no ports, the zero uses a wireless charger that comes with the phone right out of the box. At 18W, the "Super mCharge Wireless" system offers the fastest wireless charging capability on a smartphone to date. There is an in-screen sound system, facial recognition and an in-display fingerprint scanner. Users will be able to control the phone using virtual buttons on the side of the handset. An eSIM is placed inside the unit to eliminate the need for a SIM slot. The unit supports Bluetooth 5.0, and carries an IP68 rating. This means that the phone is protected from dust, and can be submerged in nearly 5 feet of water for up to 30 minutes. There is a one year warranty included, although that most likely will not cover water damage.

While the Indiegogo listing says that Meizu will ship the Zero worldwide, it isn't clear which U.S. carriers support the phone, if any. We have requested some more information from Meizu, and once we get a response we will update this story.

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28 Comments

1. darkkjedii

Posts: 30899; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

And it'll only 1299 units.

13. worldpeace

Posts: 3106; Member since: Apr 15, 2016

With last year's processors and 0 chance to get it repaired.

14. worldpeace

Posts: 3106; Member since: Apr 15, 2016

But at least someone did the screen the right way.. No notch, no moving parts, no hole, only super slim top bezels with camera.

2. TechNeck

Posts: 647; Member since: Aug 29, 2014

That's not bad considering how innovative it is.

20. middlehead

Posts: 449; Member since: May 12, 2014

"Innovative" doesn't mean good. The idea is bad and the price is terrible.

3. Sparkxster

Posts: 1198; Member since: Mar 31, 2017

Expensive but very original and futuristic! Hope Meizu reaches their goal.

15. JCASS889

Posts: 477; Member since: May 18, 2018

i wanna know, what exactly makes this a futuristic phone? all they did was remove stuff from current phones and fill in the holes.

17. Arch_Fiend

Posts: 3948; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

Because until recently doing this would have not worked out well, this is as modern as you can get with a smartphone right now, in display fp scanner, face unlock, virtual buttons for everything, no notch, wireless charging only and software that won't be complete s**t. It really is the future of phones, we still aren't quite ready for this yet because file transfers will be a pain you'll have to take the charger with you everywhere because wireless isn't yet the standard but eventually we'll get rid of wires, buttons and notches completely. The dream is to just carry a screen in my pocket lol.

18. JCASS889

Posts: 477; Member since: May 18, 2018

but its all stuff thats already on other phones, just remove the ports and other stuff. im not knocking the design but it brings nothing new, if not takes away,

25. Arch_Fiend

Posts: 3948; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

Well, look up the definition of futuristic and see that it is futuristic regardless lol. It certainly takes away and doesn't bring anything new besides a gimps at what phones will likely end up looking like sometime in the next 5 years. like I said we aren't ready for such a drastic change just yet, this phone is mostly for the cool and never been done factor.

4. thxultra

Posts: 440; Member since: Oct 16, 2014

Crazy expensive and not even the latest snapdragon processor. Pass

6. slashas

Posts: 125; Member since: Jul 17, 2017

I would give you phone with 845 and with 855 and you barely would feel difference in real life experience :)

12. Gustaurus

Posts: 15; Member since: Sep 03, 2018

True.. Snapdragon 845 is beast. We dont use our phone as heavy usage as PC. Open browser, social media, chat, and gaming is running very well on SD845. We dont use our phone to run Adobe Premiere Pro, Autocad render, 3Ds Max, etc which each so much resource just like on PC.

8. Samfruit

Posts: 16; Member since: Sep 11, 2018

You haven't even used half of the capabilities of the 845 and you are here talking about a phone not having 855

9. BL4NKF4CE

Posts: 125; Member since: Aug 06, 2017

There are no 855 Snapdragon phones available for purchase. So the latest chip available for purchase IS the 845.

5. phoneguynh

Posts: 20; Member since: Oct 31, 2018

This will definitely be a flop

7. michaelny2001

Posts: 322; Member since: Aug 01, 2012

so basically looking like a samsung but not curved

10. BL4NKF4CE

Posts: 125; Member since: Aug 06, 2017

Which Samsung has zero holes or ports or buttons???

11. Ichimoku

Posts: 144; Member since: Nov 18, 2018

How about the microphone? Still in hole or?

16. 7thlvl

Posts: 53; Member since: Dec 09, 2018

I said it before and i'll say it again. holeless is useless unless it can be used in salt water like for scubadiving. If I created a holeless phone it would be sturdy as hell and ultra water proof.

19. mel0524

Posts: 65; Member since: Mar 02, 2017

I will not pay my WHOLE $1,299 for that concept phone. Once it get brick, how can u able to fix that without USB slot lol

21. AtheK

Posts: 50; Member since: Oct 28, 2013

i am thinking of the guy who got the first piece by paying 2999$, what when it goes bust for some reason or another, how does meizu plan to repair it, let's say a broken screen to begin with.

22. CreeDiddy

Posts: 2134; Member since: Nov 04, 2011

Just laugh...First of all, where is the branding? To command that type of coin for an Android phone you have to include a robust ecosystem. This is why Android vendors can not go past $1k without being questioned on support.

24. JCASS889

Posts: 477; Member since: May 18, 2018

who cares about branding? if you do then you have serious self image problems and extremely low self esteem.

26. CreeDiddy

Posts: 2134; Member since: Nov 04, 2011

So you buy a $1300 phone for once a year updates? I chose a phone that provides full support regardless of how fast a phone or how much better you may think it’s better than Samsung, LG, etc...you take the $1300 risk. Good luck on resale value as well. There are many reasons why a $1300 Meizu doesn’t make sense over an amazing Samsung S10+.

27. JCASS889

Posts: 477; Member since: May 18, 2018

i agree, and i really dont care about updates. its not like they really bring huge benefits anyway, and im very good at maintaining android phones so i buy whatever i want that serves my needs, also i buy phones that are good mod support so i can just flash a custom rom and have complete control. plus all updates seem to do in the long run is slow down phones. if my phone works without any problem i see no reason to update or complain that my phone isn't updated

28. JCASS889

Posts: 477; Member since: May 18, 2018

and pretty sure apple also lost that $1k battle as well

23. Poptart2828

Posts: 348; Member since: Jan 23, 2018

Meizu is an established oem with years of building great phones under them. Flyme os works great and build quality has never faltered. If I had the money I'd buy this incredible phone.

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