Meizu Pro 5 Ubuntu Edition Goes Official Ahead of MWC 2016

Canonical and Meizu have jointly announced the global launch of the Meizu Pro 5 Ubuntu Edition ahead of the MWC 2016 in Barcelona. The device will go pre-order at the MWC via Meizu’s website while the price and other details will be communicated on the Ubuntu Blog.

The Meizu Pro 5 Ubuntu Edition has exactly the same specs as the Original Meizu Pro 5 but the OS has changed from Ubuntu to Android. It is the fifth (5th) device from Canonical & its device partners (Meizu and BQ) in the past 12 months and is now the top Ubuntu phone in the market.


Going over some of the details, it sports a 5.7-inch (1920 x 1080 pixels) Full HD AMOLED display & Corning Gorilla Glass 3 protection, octa-core Samsung Exynos 7420 processor with Mali-T720 MP8 GPU, 3GB RAM and 21.16-megapixel Sony IMX230 Exmor RS main camera. It is backed by a 3050mAh battery and runs Ubuntu Scope with the latest Scopes.

Meizu Pro 5 Ubuntu Edition Key Specifications

  • 5.7inch 1080p screen with a re-tuned delta cool color AMOLED‎ screen

  • Corning Gorilla Glass 3 with improved damage resistance and‎ toughness

  • 21.16 megapixel rear-facing camera with PDAF phase laser-assisted focusing and LARGAN 6P lenses for improved resolution

  • 5 megapixel front-facing camera

  • 8 core Exynos 7420 processor and MALI T760 GPU

  • Slots for two micro-SIM cards for phone use across multiple networks

  • Dimensions: 156.7 x 78 x 7.5mm


Commenting on the announcement, Jane Silber, CEO, Canonical, said:

“Our partnership with Meizu continues to result in the creation of beautifully designed hardware that perfectly complements the Ubuntu user experience. Users are always at the heart of our work together –something that brings an intuitive and rewarding experience to consumers everywhere.”

Source: Ubuntu‎

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