Meizu MX5 was officially launched in India at an event in New Delhi on Wednesday. Shortly after it was made available exclusively on Snapdeal on Thursday, the worthy mid-ranger ran out of stock in a typical flash sale fashion. The demand for the new OnePlus 2 rival was not surprising, considering the premium specifications offered at a reasonable price.
The handset manufacturer got back to IBTimes India on Thursday stating MX5 will be available again in September, but did not reveal any specific date. In addition, a company spokesperson said that Meizu will get feedback from the consumers before deciding to continue the registration sale system.
Meizu MX5 was launched with a price tag of Rs 19,999 (16GB model). For the price, Meizu's smartphone offers a 5.5-inch full HD Super AMOLED display with one 401ppi, 20.7-megapixel rear-facing Sony IMX220 Exmor RS BSI sensor and a 5MP front snapper with f/2.0 aperture. The rear camera is protected with Corning Gorilla Glass 3 and comes with f/2.2 aperture, 6-element lens and dual-tone LED flash.
Under the hood, Meizu MX5 is powered by MediaTek's latest octa-core Helio X10 Turbo processor, clocking speeds at 2.2GHz. The handset features a 3GB LPDDR3 RAM and comes with 16GB, 32GB and 64GB storage options along with microSD card expansion facility.
The metal-clad MX5 draws its power from a 3,150mAh battery and supports quick charge technology, known as mCharge, that can charge the handset up to 50% in just 30 minutes. In addition, the handset packs a fingerprint scanner to unlock the phone and has dual SIM slots with 4G LTE support.
While Meizu MX5 16GB went on sale on Thursday, the 32GB and 64GB variants are expected to arrive in the future.
Following the footsteps of Xiaomi, Lenovo and others, Meizu sold MX5 in a flash sale on 27 August. Only registered buyers were allowed to participate in the sale, which lasted for a brief period. There is no specific date as to when the handset will be available again, but Meizu MX5's sale page on Snapdeal reads, "Registrations to open soon again."
Meizu confirmed on Facebook that the handset ran out of stock, but refused to drop any further detail.