The smartphone industry is currently witnessing a radical era of disappearing bezels. Almost every OEM has or plans to introduce the new hot design in the near future. One of them is Meizu. The China-based phone maker known for Xiaomi-like aggressive pricing has a phone with bezel-less design in the works. This is confirmed by 2 top company officials, the VP of Meizu, Li Nan, and head of marketing, Ard Boudeling.
Today, we have a new leaked image of a Meizu device that has a such a bezel-less design. The image found on microblogging platform, Weibo, shows off what the new phone willl look like. And it is easy to see that Meizu has its own ideas when it comes to bezel-less design.
The leaked image shows Meizu has got rid of the lower chin completely thus exiling the mBack button to the rear of the device. Or, the company might completely change the functionality of the UX to suit the new design. The top is adorned by a slim curved bezel that will presumably house the earpiece and front camera. The company also plans to ship the new phone with dual cameras as is clearly evident from the design. This is in contrast to what Xiaomi has opted for with the Mi MIX 2. As we know, Mi MIX 2 has no upper chin and has a lower bezel.
The most recent mention of a bezel-less Meizu device made the rounds when a leaked image of ‘mBlu ZERO‘ surfaced online. But the images were quickly ridiculed by Ard Boudeling himself on Twitter. Even VP Li Nan went on to rubbish the design and said that a bezel-less phone is definitely in the works, but the mBlu ZERO is not it. Moreover, according to him, we shouldn’t expect it this year.
Yes, we're working on a bezel-less Meizu device. Coming next year.
No, this image is not real. It's not from us. https://t.co/AdVrh7CrFW
— Ard Boudeling (@ArdCB) September 9, 2017
Whatever the new design might be, when the phone debuts, it is likely to launch under the Blue Charm X series which is the flagship series. The Blue Charm line became a stand-alone company a few months ago and its latest offering is the M6 Note. On a positive note, Li Nan also said that we can expect the new phone to be priced around the ¥3000 (~$463) region.