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

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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PRO 5
  • Display 5.7" 1080 x 1920 pixels
  • Camera 21 MP / 5 MP front
  • Processor Samsung Exynos 7 Octa, Octa-core, 2100 MHz
  • Storage 64 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 3050 mAh

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5 Comments

1. Carl3000

Posts: 240; Member since: Oct 11, 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.

2. Bm888

Posts: 517; Member since: Jul 06, 2015

* Meizu Care

3. UglyFrank

Posts: 2194; Member since: Jan 23, 2014

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

4. zeeBomb

Posts: 2318; Member since: Aug 14, 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!

5. zeeBomb

Posts: 2318; Member since: Aug 14, 2014

For a matter of fact...#HYPE

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