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Meizu officially announced the PRO 5 Ubuntu Edition

cjmagowan  —  3 years ago ( Feb 19, 2016 )    |    Mobile, News, Technology


When Meizu launched the PRO 5 to Android users last year it was all bells and whistles with top of the line features and who could neglect this beast with large phablet-sized display and internals that goes by our taste. While Meizu has been in collaboration with Canonical with the MX4 Ubuntu Edition, it didn’t took long for two firms to enter into partnership once again and today Meizu rolls out the new PRO 5 powered by the latest build of Ubuntu OS.

According to Canonical, the PRO 5 is the highest-end Ubuntu device to date and since the OS launched to mobile devices, the new handset is the 5th device that comes with it. Exactly as it was with its Android variant, the PRO 5 Ubuntu Edition comes with a large 5.7-inch AMOLED display with a full-HD 1080p screen resolutions.

Under the hood is a Samsung Exynos 7420 SoC with an octa-core processor running at 2.1 GHz, there’s 3 GB of system RAM and 32 GB of internal storage. As they have a point by point hardware identity with its Android counterpart,the handset should also comes with a microSD slot for storage memory expansion.

For the imaging enthusiasts, the PRO 5 is built with a 21 Megapixel main camera with phase detection auto focus and a dual-tone LED flash, while the front facing camera comes with a 5 Megapixel sensor that should be best for Selfies and high-resolution video calls.

Communications and connectivity-wise, the PRO 5 Ubuntu Edition supports Dual-SIM capabilities with 4G/LTE connectivity in addition to 3G/HSPA+ and 2G/GSM support. Other connectivity options includes Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth 4.1 LE, GPS with A-GPS, GLONASS and BDS support, there’s also an NFC and comes with a USB Type-C port.


While both firms doesn’t mention any information about the handset’s battery capacity, we believed it would the same as its Android counterpart with a 3050 mAh embedded battery unit in it.

The Meizu PRO 5 Ubuntu Edition is expected to be demoed at MWC next week and will start accepting pre-orders by then, Pricing for the device haven’t been revealed yet so let’s watch for Meizu and Ubuntu announce the official price of the handset so we couldstart placing our orders.