Meizu Pro 5 release hit by factory flood

Production of the Meizu Pro 5 has been hit by flooding in the company’s factory in China, forcing the manufacturer to push back the release of the smartphone. The brand hasn’t announced if any of its other handsets were affected as well.

Unveiled by the company in September, the flagship Meizu Pro 5 was set to be available on October 12 in China. Due to this new development, it won’t be up for sale till November. Company officials said the flooding took place in its Guangdong factory, caused due to a severe storm in the area.

The facility was used to produce the unibody chassis of the Pro 5, according to GizChina. The manufacturer had earlier confirmed it was trying to bring the handset to India by the end of the year, but cautioned that certification and other concerns may result in a 2016 release instead. We’ll have to wait and see if the device is still arriving in the country based on this timeline.

Meizu Pro 5

The Meizu phone is priced at CNY 2799 (roughly $440 or Rs 29000) for its 3GB of RAM and 32GB of ROM variant. Its 4GB of RAM and 64GB of ROM version costs CNY 3099 (approx $486 or Rs 32100). One of the main highlights of the smartphone is its octa-core Samsung Exynos 7420 processor, commonly seen in high-end phones like the S6 Edge and Note 5.

Check out the specs of the Meizu Pro 5 at a glance:

– OS: Android 5.1 Lollipop
– Display: 5.7-inch super AMOLED, 1080 x 1920 pixels
– Processor: octa-core Samsung Exynos 7420
– GPU: Mali T760
– Storage: 32GB/64GB, expandable
– RAM: 3GB/4GB
– Battery: 3050mAh
– Cameras: 21MP rear, 5MP front
– Weight: 168g
– Size: 156.7 x 78 x 7.5mm
– Connectivity: 4G, dual-SIM, Wi-Fiac, Bluetooth, A-GPS, GLONASS, USB Type-C

Like we mentioned above, the Meizu Pro 5 won’t be arriving in stores till November. We’ll keep you posted when the handset is launched in India.