Rumors say Meizu plans to launch a bezel-less smartphone in 2018

Rumors say Meizu plans to launch a bezel-less smartphone in 2018
There are tons of rumors about а possible radical redesign of Apple's mobile phones for the eagerly expected anniversary model, speculated to be released later this year as the iPhone 8. And these expectations lead to the emergence of many full-screen, bezel-less concepts like the one we designed for you in March. But other companies could also be readying to launch similarly designed mobile devices. Recently published concept renders suggest that Meizu could be one of these companies with plans for bezel-less smartphone, but according to some of the latest rumors, the device will not arrive this year. Instead, a launch in 2018 is far more probable. 

Recently, Meizu’s president Jack Wong hinted that plans for such a phone possibly exist, but the company has other priorities to deal with in 2017, as it is going through a process of restructuring. In 2018, however, Meizu will be celebrating its 15th anniversary, and industry sources expect the occasion to be marked with the release of a smartphone with cutting-edge, bezel-less design, comparable to the standards which are to be set by giants like Apple or Samsung. 

According to GizmoChina, Meizu’s bezel-less phone is also expected to use “a Qualcomm flagship chip” and to cost around 4000 Yuan (~ $580) or more. Еarlier rumors also suggest that Meizu’s "full-screen" device could have a better-quality display with a greater screen-to-body ratio as compared to Xiaomi’s Mi Mix. It is further believed that Meizu's phone will have a ceramic body instead of a metal one. But as we already mentioned, all of this is just speculation based on rumors until Meizu confirms the claims officially.

source: GismoChina

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5 Comments

1. phonehome

Posts: 812; Member since: Dec 19, 2014

There may be smartphone innovations in the future, but something rather primitive (and frivolous) like this is not the way to go. I am almost perfectly fine using my 6S (not trying to pitch for Apple). The screen could be a little bigger (an even 5 inches which would still be comfortable in the Defender case which I use), but still overall no complaints. Always like to have some buffer with a bezel - to avoid accidental touches for one. Similar feelings toward the mostly gimmicky curved-edge displays. Also (kind of like noted above), don't need a 6 inch or larger display. That's what tablets are for. Almost all smartphone enthusiasts have one anyway (or if not can still buy a decent used one for fairly cheap). .And going from a 4 inch display to 4.7 is a much better and noticeable viewing experience than say 4.7 to 5.5 or 6 inches.

2. sip1995

Posts: 1771; Member since: Feb 07, 2014

Hope they'll use SnapDragon this time.

3. Cat97

Posts: 1892; Member since: Mar 02, 2017

Stick to your 6s, and let the rest of the world evolve...

4. BuffaloSouce unregistered

Completely removing the bezels had nothing to do with evolving. If anything it'll make the phone that much harder to use without accidentally opening an app since you'll be holding nothing but the screen

5. jstradusky

Posts: 1; Member since: May 16, 2017

I'd imagine they'd make optimized sensors on the screen that would prevent such things from happening, but we'll see.

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