Meizu PRO 5 Ubuntu Edition officially announced

Meizu PRO 5 flagship smartphone was launched in China in September last year. Now, Canonical has partnered with Meizu to introduce the Meizu PRO 5 Ubuntu Edition that comes with similar specifications. Canonical said, “This is the fifth Ubuntu device launched by Canonical and its partners in the last twelve months and the most sophisticated and feature-rich Ubuntu phone in the market”. Lets check out the specs once more.


Meizu PRO 5 Ubuntu Edition Specifications

The Meizu PRO 5 Ubuntu Edition features a 5.7-inch (1920 x 1080 pixels) Full HD Super AMOLED 2.5D curved glass display that is protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 3. It has 88-degree viewing angle and a contrast ratio of 10000:1. It is powered by octa-core Samsung Exynos 7420 (Quad 2.1 GHz + Quad 1.5GHz) 64-bit processor along with Mali T760 GPU. It has 3 GB of LPDDR4 RAM and comes with 32 GB internal memory that can also be expanded via microSD card. The device runs on Ubuntu OS out of the box, as expected.

The Meizu PRO 5 comes with a 21.6 megapixel rear camera with dual-tone LED flash, f/2.2 aperture and 6P lens, Laser Auto Focus, Sony IMX230 Exmor RS BSI sensor and PDAF. It records 4K videos. On the front, it has a 5 megapixel front-facing camera with OmniVision OV5670 sensor and f/2.0 aperture for selfies and video calling. The phablet is 7.5 mm thick and weighs just 166 grams. It has a full metal body with magnesium alloy frame along with mBack touch-sensitive home button, which offers different functions based on press. Also, comes with mTouch 2.1 fingerprint recognition technology for payments using mPay. It supports Hybrid Dual SIM where the second SIM slot can be used as a microSD card slot.

The Meizu PRO 5 Ubuntu Edition includes 4G LTE, 3G HSPA+, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n/ac (dual band), Bluetooth 4.1, GPS, VoLTE and USB 3.0 Type-C (reversible) as connectivity options. The phablet packs in a 3,050 mAh battery under the hood that comes with mCharge 2.0 technology. Thus, 0 to 65% charge is completed within 30 minutes.

The Meizu PRO 5 Ubuntu Edition can be pre-ordered during MWC from Meizu’s website. The company will announced the pricing and release details during MWC itself.


Commenting on the announcement and the partnership with Meizu, 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.”

Li Nan, VP at Meizu, added:

“Having successfully launched our first device together in 2015, this new innovation demonstrates our close partnership, and continued desire to develop the most innovative and interesting mobile experiences for consumers all over the world. We have some interesting plans and so we’re looking forward to further deepening our partnership with Canonical in the future.”

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