Meizu and Canonical have come together and has announced the Meizu PRO 5 Ubuntu Edition smartphone just ahead of MWC 2016. It will be up for pre-order during MWC at Meizu’s official website. Pricing and availability details will be revealed at MWC.
[wpsm_quote author=”Li Nan, VP at Meizu” float=”left” width=”100%”]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.[/wpsm_quote]
Meizu PRO 5 Ubuntu Edition Specifications
The phone has Hybrid Dual SIM Slots of which SIM2 can be doubled for MicroSD Card. The handset has measurements of 156.7 x 78 x 7.5 mm and weighs 166 grams. It runs on Ubuntu OS out of the box.
The Meizu PRO 5 UE specs include 5.7-Inch Super AMOLED Display with 1920 x 1080 pixels resolution. The screen has 2.5D glass with Corning Gorilla Glass 3 Protection, gives 10000:1 contrast ratio and 88-degree wide viewing angles.
Under the hood is 2.1GHz x 4 + 1.5GHz x 4 Octa Core Samsung Exynos 7420 Processor with Mali-T760 GPU. It is backed by 3GB LPDDR4 RAM and 32GB of on-board storage ROM. MicroSD Cards are also supported for further storage expansion.
The Meizu PRO 5 UE features a powerful 21.6MP main camera on the back equipped with LED Flash, Sony IMX230 Exmor RS BSI Sensor, F/2.2 Aperture, 6P Lenses, Laser Auto Focus, PDAF and 4K video recording capabilities. On the front is 5MP selfie camera as well with F/2.0 Aperture and OV5670 Sensor.
The mobile supports 4G-LTE (TD-LTE / FDD-LTE), 3G HSPA+ and houses a finger print sensor as well for added security. The hardware is backed by 3050 mAh battery. Connectivity options include Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, Wi-Fi Hotspot, Dual Band (2.4/5GHz), Bluetooth V4.1, USB Type-C 3.0, GPS, 3.5mm Audio Jack etc.
[wpsm_quote author=”Jane Silber, CEO, Canonical” float=”left” width=”100%”]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.[/wpsm_quote]