"World's first holeless phone" available for pre-ordering at Rs. 92,000
Touted as the "world's first holeless phone", the recently launched Meizu Zero is now available for pre-ordering via crowdfunding platform Indiegogo. Priced at $1,299, the flagship phone has no visible ports, buttons, or holes but works just fine - thanks to the implementation of several new-age technologies. Notably, Meizu will start shipping the handset by April 2019. Here's everything to know.
The phone's crowdfunding campaign is currently live and you can order the device for a payment of $1,299 ( approximately Rs. 92,300). Under this campaign, which ends on March 1, only 100 units of Meizu Zero are available for ordering. At the time of writing, 16 units had been claimed and $23,812 was raised out of the $100,000 fixed funding goal set by Meizu.
Resembling Galaxy S9, the Meizu Zero has slim top and bottom bezels with curved sides, ceramic body, and IP68-rated water-and-dust resistance. The 5.99-inch full-HD+ AMOLED display houses a fingerprint sensor, so you don't need physical scanners. Moreover, the screen uses Meizu's "mSound 2.0" technology that allows it to double up as a speaker and earpiece. The microphones are hidden away in the bottom edge.
For charging needs, the phone supports 18W fast wireless charging while an eSIM replaces the SIM card slot. And obviously, like several other modern flagships, there's no headphone jack on Meizu Zero. Further, the physical volume keys and power buttons have been replaced with haptic feedback-based virtual buttons placed on the side of the phone.
While Meizu Zero is powered by last year's flagship chipset, the Qualcomm Snapdragon, other details about RAM, storage and battery specifications are still unknown. In terms of camera, the phone has a dual rear camera setup comprising a 12MP main sensor and a 20MP telephoto sensor. Up front, it has a 20MP selfie snapper that's housed in the top bezel.