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Meizu’s Pro 5 delayed due to factory flood
Meizu’s flagship smartphone was supposed to hit the market next week, but today the Chinese company announced that the Pro 5 won’t be released until November. Word on the street is that this delay is due a storm in Guangdong that flooded the company’s factory.
Meizu made waves when they announced that they were posed to release the Pro 5, which is one of the first non-Samsung, Exynos 7420-powered smartphones, but now eager shoppers will have to wait another month to get their hands on the device.
The Pro 5 is a big screened device at 5.7 inches, and promises to offer solid specs at a reasonable price. The Super AMOLED display has a 2.5D curved glass screen with small bezels on both sides. The back facing camera is a 21MP Sony IMX230, and the front facing camera is 5MP. Meizu claims that the Pro 5 has phase detection autofocus, allowing it to focus on a subject in .7 seconds.
The Meizu Pro 5 uses a Exynos 7420 processor, which is the same processor used by the Galaxy S6, S6 Edge, S6 Edge Plus and Note 5. The 32GB model comes with 3GB of RAM, and the 64GB version has 4 gigs. Either version comes with a microSD card, so it’s possible to increase your storage capacity to up to 128GB.There is a physical home button and a fingerprint sensor on the front. The device is expected to cost 2,799 Yuan ($438) for the 32GB version and 3099 Yuan ($485) for the 64GB version.
Meizu hasn’t announced a specific release date in November yet, but if you were hoping to have it this month, you’re out of luck. So what are your thoughts? Is the Pro 5 worth waiting around for, or are you going to spring for another device in light of this delay?
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