Meizu recently launched the first portless smartphone, dubbed Meizu Zero, thus marking the start of a new phone concept. However, it seems like the idea is not being liked by the masses, as the smartphone has failed miserably in its crowdfunding campaign.
The Meizu Zero was available on crowdfunding site Indiegogo with a target of around $100,000. However, the device was only supported by 29 people and its campaign ended halfway.
Addressing the failed end of the crowdfunded device, Meizu’s founder and chairman Jack Wong suggested that the company never planned to release the device to the general public and that the device was meant for research.
Additionally, he suggested that the device’s presence on Indiegogo was a marketing stunt, which I believe is just a coverup.
To recall, the Meizu Zero was announced with a 5.99-inch AMOLED display and powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 processor. The portless design was due to the company’s Wireless Wins Cable technology, which supports 18W wireless super fast charging, cloud storage, and wireless connectivity.
Additionally, it has dual rear cameras and an in-display fingerprint scanner.
Meizu Zero’s failure questions the existence of the Vivo Apex 2019, which is also a no-port smartphone and could possibly mean the end of the ambitious tech.