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Meizu Pro 5 delay to be just six days; $1.5 million to be spent on compensation to buyers

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Meizu Pro 5 delay to be just six days; $1.5 million to be spent on compensation to buyers
A couple of days ago, we told you that a typhoon that smacked Meizu's production facilities in Southern China, was behind a costly delay in the shipping of the Meizu Pro 5 handset. The original launch date of October 12th had been pulled, and on Friday when the story first broke, a new launch date had not been announced. Based on the serious nature of the incident, it appeared that the delay could be a long one.

Today, the story has been changed. According to Meizu, the delay will last all of six days. And the reason for the tardy appearance of the phone has nothing to do with a typhoon. That is, unless typhoon is spelled NFC. Yes, a problem with the metal NFC back cover on the Pro 5 is said to be behind the delay.

The Meizu Pro 5 will now be released on October 18th. But the manufacturer is not walking away scot-free. Because of the delay, those who bought the phone will receive free accident insurance for it, valued at $31 USD. Additionally, those who purchased the 32GB model will receive a free headset valued at $20 USD. And purchasers of the 64GB unit will be receiving the $20 headset and $20 in Flyme coupons. Altogether, the compensation being paid to Meizu Pro 5 buyers will amount to $1.5 million USD. For Meizu, that is the cost of keeping its customers happy.


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source: Mobipicker

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posted on 11 Oct 2015, 14:55 3

1. Carl3000 (Posts: 152; Member since: 11 Oct 2014)


This phone awesome. Sucks that it's running Exynos 7420, which is a closed platform for development. Still might buy it though if the battery life is good.

posted on 11 Oct 2015, 16:05

2. Bm888 (Posts: 390; Member since: 06 Jul 2015)


* Meizu Care

posted on 11 Oct 2015, 19:09

3. UglyFrank (Posts: 1550; Member since: 23 Jan 2014)


I would buy this if I could, and if the battery was bigger.

posted on 11 Oct 2015, 19:22

4. zeeBomb (Posts: 1734; Member since: 14 Aug 2014)


You serious? FHD, Exynos 7420 blaze it and 3050mah...not to mention all the juicy exclusive features the mx4 pro had (crazy audio system)...I ain't even mad!

posted on 11 Oct 2015, 19:22

5. zeeBomb (Posts: 1734; Member since: 14 Aug 2014)


For a matter of fact...#HYPE

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