Vivo and Meizu become pioneers
2019 will see the arrival of several innovations in the mobile sector, from folding screens to the mysterious farewell of the touch announced by LG. But there are not only patents and prototypes in the pipeline. Indeed, there are those who are already selling "revolutionary" smartphones, in this case Vivo and Meizu. The two Chinese manufacturers have announced the first phones without holes, respectively Vivo Apex 2019 and Meizu Zero.
These are two devices without buttons, doors and exits, which probably come to the market sooner than expected with some uncompromising compromises. For example, you are forced to use wireless charging, to do without USB cables and physical SIMs. If you have no way of connecting to bluetooth or recovering a virtual SIM, the two smartphones become unusable.
Let's not forget that the absence of keys makes it difficult to protect with covers or films. Accessories manufacturers will therefore have to study a way to allow virtual keys to be pushed to the side. The Meizu Zero is already available in experimental form on Indiegogo for the modest price of 1299 dollars , with the company hoping to reach the $ 100,000 target by the end of the campaign.
At the moment, however, both we and many other users struggle to imagine what kind of utility smartphones like these can have. Despite the push towards wireless technology, it is undeniable that we are not yet ready for a present without cables, keys and physical SIMs . Whether it's a flop announced? We'll see.