Photo of Rear Shell Of Unknown Meizu Phone With Dual Cameras and Fingerprint Scanner Surfaces, End of mBack Button?

by Habeeb Onawole 0

One unique feature common to Meizu phones released in the last 18 months or so is the mBack button. This is a button that sits below the display and doubles as a home key/navigational keys and fingerprint scanner. Meizu adopted the design following the outcome of a ZTE lawsuit on its use of the holo circle capacitive button.

It appears Meizu may be doing away with the mBack button soon. A leaked image of the rear shell of an unknown Meizu phone may be the first proof of that.

Meizu Phone no mBack button

The photo which was posted on Weibo shows the shell of a phone with three circular cut-outs in the middle. All the circles are stacked on top of each other and a design like this only means one thing – dual cameras and a fingerprint scanner.

The only reason we can think of for this new design is possibly because of a full-screen display. If Meizu releases a phone with a full-screen display, it will have to move the fingerprint scanner to the back of the device just as we have seen other manufacturers do.

So at the expense of a larger display in a more compact body, one of the brand’s signature feature will have to go. However, the button will likely still be available in its other phones that launch with a regular 16:9 display.

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Meizu already said it won’t launch a full-screen smartphone this year. So this image is probably a prototype for a phone launching next year or might probably even be fake.