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.
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.
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.