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Meizu patents new flagship design with All glass covering, metal fuselage

by Jed John 7

While we were still waiting for the Meizu E-series device to pop on August 10, the Chinese tech company has thrown up another surprise with the spotting of a new Meizu smartphone design in China’s patent office.



Apart from a description of the device made available, images of the smartphone was also displays in a set of image renders revealing some stunning features of the phone. The registered patent filing shows the device features a transparent glass covering both on the front and on the back. The fuselage of the phone is nothing short of a flagship device, made of metal.

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The image rendering of the device reveals a slim built device which is equipped with a a ring flash at the back, similar to the one found on the Pro 6. Curiously, there is a round hole at the back of the phone whose purpose is not known. The front design sports an unchanged design from other Meizu phone, retaining the custom Home button at the bottom edge of the display screen.

Read More: Meizu’s Presumed E-Series Phone Shows Up in Leaked video

Since the patent was published today, the likelihood of the design featuring on the expected E-series is slim but this promises to be a thriller whenever it is unveiled.

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  • Wolvie

    Yeah and it defeat the purpose of using metal casing.
    Even Gorilla class also not as strong as real metal

    Metal supposed to be stronger than plastic and can stand drop better.
    If they are using GLASS LAYER to cover the metal casing then it just look beautiful but more Fragile.
    I cannot imagine what happen if the smartphone drop accidentally to the floor, i guess all shattered to pieces.

    What are they thinking anyway ????

    • balcobomber25

      Depends on the type of metal and glass used. Not all metal and all glass is created equal, what exactly do you define as “real” metal? Copper is a real metal and it’s relatively weak. Gorilla Glass itself is made with Aluminum, Magnesium and silicon and from a strength standpoint is about the same as Steel. According to Corning, GG4 has a compressive strength of greater than 850MPa, Aluminum 6061 and 6063 (used in most phones today) has a compressive strength of around 300MPa. Compressive stength measures the pressure it will withstand before deforming (higher is better). Most phones use aluminum because it is cheaper and a lot more flexible, same with plastic.

      When it comes to phones though it really all comes down to the actual build quality (design, components, screws, dimensions, weight etc) of the phone and not just the material used. Some metal phones are incredibly strong, others are incredibly weak. Same with glass and plastic. One of the most durable phones I ever used was the Gionee S5.5 which was GG3 on front and back, it was built like a tank. There was even a video of it being run over by a car and still working. Like any phone we still know very little about the build quality until it is in the hands of consumers who can test it.

  • Adam Irvine

    Style over Substance…

    • MaxPower

      Why do you say so?
      Meizu made pretty solid phones so far

    • balcobomber25

      Meizus aren’t the most powerful but they’re still very good devices.

  • bro-reac

    Maybe it is a module sort of thing like on the MOTO phones.

  • balcobomber25

    Pro 7 with X30. Love that they kept the front fingerprint button, no better place for one