Meizu talks about revolutionizing the home button with the m2 note


Meizu makes some of the better looking phones in China. There’s an obvious inspiration at times, but other than that most phones that Meizu has released do happen to be decent pieces of kit.

The next in line Meizu is going to be the m2 note, successor to the m1 note. According to leaks, the phone will have the octa-core MediaTek MT6753 chipset, 2GB of RAM and a 5.5-inch/5.7-inch display. That’s what Meizu don’t want you to know before the launch, but there’s something they do want to tell you about — the home button.

Meizu sort of happen to be the originators of the glowing halo home button which is now extremely popular. If I’m not wrong, the MX2 was the first Meizu phone which had that feature, and has since been a favourite. A teaser posted by Meizu however suggests that it is about to change. The teaser reads ‘Home button revolution’.

I’m not sure if we do need another revolution as of now, but I’m pretty excited to see what Meizu do with the so-called revolution. The phone is set to launch in a couple of days from now, at the ‘602’ event on June 2nd.

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34 Comments

  1. Aa
    May 30, 2015

    Interesting theme, I wonder what they’ll come with.
    Apple made fingerprint sensor in home button (I don’t see a point of fingerprint sensors, but never mind), what will Meizu do?

    • justyfier
      May 30, 2015

      Yes, its just hype and not usefull.

      • Manniefred86
        May 31, 2015

        It definitely is usefull, as a person who unlocks his phone quite a lot it is simply faster and more convenient than typing my password every single time.

  2. Stef
    May 30, 2015

    Remove it for a start, it’s an antiquated feature even if you find one million uses for it, it takes precious space…

  3. roni24
    May 30, 2015

    this year i am going to buy a new phone, sooooo many announcements with the new chip mtk6753 and helio10 and helio20, bigger batteries, fingerprints and android pay, so they must add the NFC chip, this is going to be a great year.

    i just hope that the GPS will work with no problems, no loss connections, 2 meter accurate, no weird locations.

    • Yeti hand
      May 30, 2015

      mediatek processors now have no gps issues….
      Was the cave warm??

      • Darevintage
        May 31, 2015

        LMAO @ the cave question. ?

      • willysson
        June 1, 2015

        the temperature is ALWAYS perfect in the cave, neither too hot nor too cold!

  4. justarandomperson
    May 30, 2015

    Wow looks like OPO and Meizu are adopting the american marketing tactics. Yuck

    UNLESS they are adobting “fingerprint sensor/homebutton underneath glass”, without the metallic frame. I think I read something about that somewhere.

  5. iKosh
    May 30, 2015

    Question mark shaped home button? Weird.

  6. realjjj
    May 30, 2015

    Get rid of it already.
    They are gonna do something stupid like left, right ,up and down or worse instead of getting rid of it. The longer they stay behind the curve because of it, the more ridiculous it gets.
    At least the dot was somewhat elegant and required little space.
    On big phones even onscreen buttons are not ideal when on the bottom (too far for comfort) , more could be done about it on both the hardware and software side.

  7. Christo
    May 30, 2015

    I like the glowing capacitive Halo home button. If they make it a round hardware button instead, hopefully they still make the ring glowing.

  8. Angry Mobile Nerd
    May 30, 2015

    My guess is it will be a home button with gesture support so you will be able to swipe over the home button in different directions to access functions or launch apps or whatever. They might incorporate a finger print scanner into it but I doubt it as I think they would leave this combination for the upcoming MX5.

    • rusty
      May 31, 2015

      agreed!! even meizu m1 has swipe up halo button for back behaviour, now they may take it to next level…

  9. Aa
    May 30, 2015

    Interesting theme, I wonder what they’ll come with.
    Apple made fingerprint sensor in home button (I don’t see a point of fingerprint sensors, but never mind), what will Meizu do?

    • justyfier
      May 30, 2015

      Yes, its just hype and not usefull.

    • Manniefred86
      May 31, 2015

      It definitely is usefull, as a person who unlocks his phone quite a lot it is simply faster and more convenient than typing my password every single time.

  10. Stef
    May 30, 2015

    Remove it for a start, it’s an antiquated feature even if you find one million uses for it, it takes precious space…

  11. Guest
    May 30, 2015

    this year i am going to buy a new phone, sooooo many announcements with the new chip mtk6753 and helio10 and helio20, bigger batteries, fingerprints and android pay, so they must add the NFC chip, this is going to be a great year.

    i just hope that the GPS will work with no problems, no loss connections, 2 meter accurate, no weird locations.

    • Yeti hand
      May 30, 2015

      mediatek processors now have no gps issues….
      Was the cave warm??

    • Guest
      May 31, 2015

      LMAO @ the cave question. 😂

    • Guest
      June 1, 2015

      the temperature is ALWAYS perfect in the cave, neither too hot nor too cold!

  12. justarandomperson
    May 30, 2015

    Wow looks like OPO and Meizu are adopting the american marketing tactics. Yuck

    UNLESS they are adobting “fingerprint sensor/homebutton underneath glass”, without the metallic frame. I think I read something about that somewhere.

  13. iKosh
    May 30, 2015

    Question mark shaped home button? Weird.

  14. realjjj
    May 30, 2015

    Get rid of it already.
    They are gonna do something stupid like left, right ,up and down or worse instead of getting rid of it. The longer they stay behind the curve because of it, the more ridiculous it gets.
    At least the dot was somewhat elegant and required little space.
    On big phones even onscreen buttons are not ideal when on the bottom (too far for comfort) , more could be done about it on both the hardware and software side.

  15. Christo
    May 30, 2015

    I like the glowing capacitive Halo home button. If they make it a round hardware button instead, hopefully they still make the ring glowing.

  16. Angry Mobile Nerd
    May 31, 2015

    My guess is it will be a home button with gesture support so you will be able to swipe over the home button in different directions to access functions or launch apps or whatever. They might incorporate a finger print scanner into it but I doubt it as I think they would leave this combination for the upcoming MX5.

    • rusty
      May 31, 2015

      agreed!! even meizu m1 has swipe up halo button for back behaviour, now they may take it to next level…

  17. Stefanos
    May 31, 2015

    I would buy Meizu with no second thought if only Cyanogen would be available

  18. Guest
    May 31, 2015

    I would buy Meizu with no second thought if only Cyanogen would be available

  19. amirexpressir
    May 31, 2015

    Maybe a rolling Cube or sth like dice …. home button?? each side can do a function…that will be cool feature(of course in long future )

  20. amirexpressir
    May 31, 2015

    Maybe a rolling Cube or sth like dice …. home button?? each side can do a function…that will be cool feature(of course in long future )

  21. MexiDroid
    June 1, 2015

    we need gesture support too 🙂

  22. MexiDroid
    June 1, 2015

    we need gesture support too 🙂