Zoposhop announce white ZP998 booking, ask preorder customers to cancel orders phone will be shipped on the 12th!


Zoposhop have announced that the white 8-core ZP998 is is available for customers to book, and are asking original preorder customers to cancel their preorders.

Over on the Official ZopoMobile Facebook page, Zopo have posted an updated to inform preorder customers what is happening and to introduce the availability of the white 8-core ZP998.

Original preorder customers asked to cancel orders

The first piece of new is that Zopo are asking all customers who originally preordered the Zp980 at $299.99 to cancel their orders. Customers should cancel their order and they will receive a full refund in 2-3 days. The move has been designed to offer customers their money back before the Paypal dispute deadline ends and to ensure all customers get their money back.

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What Zopo hope customers will then do is to reorder a ZP998 8-core smartphone at the same introduction price of $299.99, and promise that all phones will be shipped by the 12 January (delivery will take 3-5 days after this date). This special price will only be available to those cancelling their original pre-order, new customers will pay $329.99.

White ZP998 available

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At the same time Zopo will be offering a limited number of 600 white Zopo ZP998 phones for customers to order giving customers the chance to choose either the white or black flagship phone.

The order page of the Zopo ZP998 is here.

Zopo ZP998 Specifications

The Zopo ZP998 is a 5.5-inch FHD 1920 x 1080 display, 2GB RAM, 16GB built in memory, 14 mega-pixel rear camera with f2.0 aperture, dual-SIM support, micro SD card reader and new gesture controls built-in to the Zopo ROM and of course a 1.7Ghz 8-core MT6592 processor.

Poll: will you reorder your ZP998 at $299.99?

Are you one of the original preorder customers who is still waiting to get your 8-core Zopo ZP998? Are you planning to take Zopo up on their offer? Let us know in the poll below:

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26 Comments

  1. Allanitomwesh
    December 31, 2013

    I’m actually surprised people are voting yes. Who’s to say when you reorder they won’t leave you high and dry on 12th especially considering the low numbers for the white one. Smart folks take their money elsewhere, for instance the new TCL is also $300.

  2. tego1
    December 31, 2013

    This company seems very strange to me. I cancelled the order after they anounced that ZP998 will have only 16GB “ROM” because of strange reasons. And they offered free 16GB TF :-DDDDD They are giving unconsistent informations about shipping to other customers and now they come with this step. I don´t trust them anymore and I ordered the n003 instead

    • IloveJapan
      December 31, 2013

      Yes, that’s sound strange that zopo reduces ROM size due to power consumption… In my opinion it isn’t the truth.

  3. fady
    December 31, 2013

    First preorder customers had to pay $299.99 and would get free gift pack. Second preorder customers had to pay $329.99 and would get free shipping. That was the reality last week.

    Sorry for me language, but seems both customers got nailed. First preorder customers got to cancel their order and pay again $299.99, but get no gift pack. New customers pay $329.99 and get no free shipping.

    I guess also no 16/32GB TF card :).

    Correct me if I am wrong.

    • pa5t1s
      December 31, 2013

      So far, nothing has changed for 2 nd batch orders… At least, nothing new when checking my account…

      • inez blafla
        December 31, 2013

        check your email

        • IloveJapan
          December 31, 2013

          I’m in the same case. I’ve received an email a week ago and cancelled my order, but no refund yet…

          • tego1
            December 31, 2013

            I was refunded yesterday. But I also opened paypal case when cancelling the order, because I just don´t trust Zopo anymore anything 🙂

        • pa5t1s
          December 31, 2013

          Yes i did. Received 2 emails yesterday: they were about first batch orders and new customers… I ordered on 2 nd batch, therefore my comment… Am I wrong?

          • inez blafla
            December 31, 2013

            If you had mail, yes, they do not seem to distinguish between the two customer batches, so tough on the 2000 Black Monday customers who paid $29 more than the first 5000 , but share the same “privilege” of being badly disappointed and/or having wasted 5 / 6 weeks on the debacle.

  4. AleyahVr
    December 31, 2013

    Order #150.
    i won’t order anymore.
    1-when i bought it, phone was not in preorder, but freeshipping
    2 – freeshipping didn’t work
    3 – it became preorder and they offered gifts
    4 – it changed into 16gb
    5 – they accepted my request for additional battery and case
    6 – now i have to start from zero and with no gifts and compensations…

  5. Kevin
    December 31, 2013

    hehe,ZOPO-2-3 year later will closed

  6. jheedo
    December 31, 2013

    Not reordering also. Haven’t got a clue how to cancel the order either as it has a status of complete. So opened the dispute in paypal instead.

    • jheedo
      December 31, 2013

      Got the refund within the hour. Opening a case in paypal is the way to go so it seems

  7. tweetycontrabajo
    December 31, 2013

    in fact i canceled and bought simething else.
    thl t200

  8. Arschi
    December 31, 2013

    I also won’t order again
    – Ordered Zopo ZP998 32GB
    – Mail with info that gift package is only for paid shipping
    – Mail with info that 32GB changes to 16GB with extra 16GB external card
    – Mail saying I should agree or cancel but no info how to
    – Contacted support several times without getting money back
    – reported problem on paypal and after 1 day got the refund (finally!!!)
    – ordered Google Nexus 5 32GB
    – problem solved and now waiting just some days till arrival 🙂

    • Simon
      December 31, 2013

      I too will buy Nexus 5, and hopefully in 12 – 15 months time these Chinese Brands will have everything sorted for perspective customers.

  9. Chindi Atseh
    December 31, 2013

    I cancelled yesterday and already got my money back. It’s best to claim a dispute with paypal. Now I ordered the iNew V3, only a MTK6582 soc but it’s the best looking Chinaphone out there.
    Maybe I’ll buy an octacore with 4G this summer and give the iNew to my niece. No more preorders for me.

    It seems to me that the problem lays more with Mediatek that isn’t able to supply the MTK6592 as not a single company has octacores in stock.

    • Simon
      December 31, 2013

      Where did you buy the iNew V3 from Chindi ?

      • Chindi Atseh
        January 1, 2014

        to2c.com they sell ‘2 versions’, 1 with a free 32GB tf card (190$) and 1 with a nice discount bit without the 32 gb card if you use this code ‘inewv3’ (175$).

        • Simon
          January 2, 2014

          Thanks

  10. KU DE TA
    December 31, 2013

    According to these comments, WHAT a waste, what an unnecessary delay! What a ridiculously done marketing!

  11. r0mari0__
    December 31, 2013

    only when you are scarred for your money you have to cancel. If you don’t cancell the will send you the phone as well

  12. Arnold de ruiter
    December 31, 2013

    Hah, good thing that 5.5″ was to big for me.
    When they release a 5″ version, no pre ordering for me. heh

  13. Simon
    January 1, 2014

    If anyone here is Dutch apparently there is an official Zopo shop in Rotterdam:

    https://www.facebook.com/zopobenelux

  14. naglfar
    January 1, 2014

    I pre-ordered in second round (2.000 pieces),
    ok for shipping costs, ok for no gifts, but when it changed in 16gb i took the chance and i replied by email for “option B” (refund 🙂 Thy called me offering me 32 gb sd card, but i refused, not sure on the engineering side of the phone anymore. Refunded in 24 hours.
    I bought an imported (UK) nexus 4 at the same price. I’m happy with it, with a 4.4 kk nightly (25th dec 2013) cyagenmod on it.