Last week, Meizu sent out in invitation pack for the launch of the Meizu M2. The invitation comes with a card, as well as a partially working Nokia 1110. While most of us would think that it’s a cool way of sending an invitation and teasing about an upcoming device, ZTE decided to troll Meizu by sending out its own invitation for the ZTE V5, along with a broken Nokia 1110.
The Nokia 1110 in Meizu’s invitation is to show that while the M2 may be an entry-level smartphone, it will become as legendary as the Nokia 1110, which is the “world’s best-selling handset”. Sadly though, the phone in Meizu’s invitation is not fully functional, instead, it’s programmed to only display the date of the launch, which is scheduled for 29 July 2015.
So what did ZTE do? Make a similar invitation pack, however, instead of a nice Nokia 1110, they shipped the invitation with a broken one, possibly hinting that the mid-range ZTE V5 will crush the M2. ZTE and Meizu haven’t been in the best of terms lately. It’s been rumoured that ZTE sued Meizu over the circular capacitive home button on the Meizu MX4. Rumour says that ZTE has won the battle, but it looks like ZTE is not going to let it go that easily.