Ouch! Meizu sends OnePlus a box of its own medicine
posted by Paul K. / Oct 20, 2015, 5:17 AM
About a week ago, OnePlus started the #TakeTheEdgeOff campaign, offering users to swap their Samsung Galaxy S6, Galaxy S6 edge, S6 edge+, or Note5 for a brand-new OnePlus handset. The company would forward all of the donated Samsung phones to the Hope Phones organization and send a brand-new OnePlus 2 — the “2016 flagship killer” — to all the benefactors. Kind of an obnoxious offer, wouldn't you say?
Well, Meizu took note of that and, for one reason or another, decided to take what looks like a potshot at OnePlus with a very similar, counter-campaign. See, the Meizu PRO 5 is about to hit the market – possibly in November – and, naturally, the manufacturer will try to generate some noise around the new top-shelf handset. What's the first step? Offer owners of the OnePlus 2 to trade in their handset for the new Meizu PRO 5!
The sting doesn't just end there, however. While OnePlus' campaign goes under the slogan #TakeTheEdgeOff, Meizu's take is named #TurnTheHeatOff. This is most probably a jab at the Snapdragon 810 that hums under the OnePlus 2's hood, as the SoC has been often criticized over various overheating and throttling reports. In contrast, the Meizu PRO 5 is equipped with Samsung's pride – the Exynos 7420 – the same processor that powers the Galaxy S6, S6 edge, S6 edge+, and Note5.
The Meizu PRO 5 will reportedly come in two variants – one with 3 GB of RAM and 32 GB of internal storage, and the second one being a true powerhouse, rocking the aforementioned octa-core SoC, 4 GB of RAM, a 3,050 mAh battery, a 21 MP / 5 MP camera combo, and a 5.7” display with a 1080 x 1920 pixel resolution. The promotion seems to be for a limited number of units only, though we've no idea on how many lucky winners there will be, which variant they will get, nor when they will be receiving their brand-new Meizu phones. As for availability – the Meizu PRO 5 is expected to launch on the 12th of November, priced around $439 for the 3 GB model and $486 for the 4 GB one.
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Good one Meizu !!
posted on Oct 20, 2015, 5:24 AM 8
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That's a nice looking iPhone Meizu produced.
posted on Oct 20, 2015, 10:50 AM 0
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Apple should sue Meizu over copying the design of the iPhone almost to a 't'. The latter needs to come up with their own damn design.
posted on Oct 20, 2015, 5:29 AM 2
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posted on Oct 20, 2015, 5:42 AM 23
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Alessandro Volta should sue you for using that battery icon.
posted on Oct 20, 2015, 6:42 AM 3
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Ugly phone (looks like iphone)...
posted on Oct 20, 2015, 5:48 AM 4
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Is it just me or the Meizu Pro 5 does look a lot like the new HTC A9.?!?! And both look like a fusion between iPhone 6(s) and Galaxy s6
posted on Oct 20, 2015, 5:55 AM 3
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This doesn't have any of the issues the A9 and HTC phones have. This is way cheaper, bezels are way smaller, and it has the best processor and not a SD617. So this is an acceptable shameless rip off like the Nokia N1 tablet. When Foxconn releases their next device made from leftover iPhone parts they should just sell it to HTC or Meizu rather than license the Nokia name and sell it themselves. Lol
posted on Oct 20, 2015, 7:41 AM 1
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Whatever. Meizu is only sold in China so who cares.
posted on Oct 20, 2015, 6:49 AM 0
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I do, because Meizu is selling phones in Malaysia, and I'm from Malaysia. Get your facts straight.
posted on Oct 20, 2015, 7:16 AM 2
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