Meizu confirmed that it is halting the production of the Pro 5 Mini, which was supposed to be officially announced in the first half of 2016.

The decision came following the latest earthquake in Taiwan that caused severe damage to the company's resources.

As a result, the company announced on local social media site Weibo that it is no longer producing the mini version of their flagship.

Li Nan, Meizu's VP of technology, said that most of the resources that were damaged by the earthquake were essential to the Pro 5 Mini's production. While the executive confirmed that they were indeed working on the launch of the handset, the statement also expressed that its launch will be postponed indefinitely or even potentially cancelled.

The Meizu Pro 5 Mini, which is a small variant of the Meizu Pro 5, is purported to have a 4.7-inch display with a pixel resolution of 1,080 x 1,920. Unlike the bigger Pro 5 which runs on Exynos 7420 chipset, the Pro 5 Mini is powered by MediaTek's deca-core MT6797 CPU. It also comes in either 32 GB or 64 GB internal storage.

Running on Android 5.1 Lollipop, the Meizu Pro 5 Mini also comes with a microSD card slot and a fingerprint sensor.

The Pro 5 Mini is equipped with a 16-megapixel rear camera compared to the bigger Pro 5's 21-megapixel shootter. Another notable difference is the Pro 5 Mini's dual-SIM feature, although the handset seemed to lack NFC support.

The Pro 5 and Pro 5 Mini have the same 3,050 mAh non-removable battery and the same 5-megapixel selfie camera.

Meizu is one of the bigger OEMs from the East and is known for creating devices that have powerful specs at affordable prices. Unlike Xiaomi, the company has been retailing its handsets to international consumers either directly or through authorized resellers.

With the Meizu Pro 5 mini now indefinitely delayed, the company plans to focus instead on the next flagship which is speculated to be the Pro 6. There is also a speculation on the plan to launch the Pro 6 Mini in the near future. If things would work out well, the company may just unveil the Pro 6 Mini either in the third or the fourth quarter of this year.

On a more positive tone, Meizu revealed that the company had enjoyed a steady growth rate in 2015 and had shipped a record of more than 20 million smartphones. The company hopes to achieve "more breakthroughs" in 2016.

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