Meizu PRO 5 Ubuntu Edition announced

China based Meizu has once again teamed up with Canonical, the company behind Ubuntu to launch their second Ubuntu smartphone - the Meizu Pro 5 Ubuntu Edition. Previously, both launched the Meizu MX4 Ubuntu Edition.

The specs of the Pro 5 Ubuntu Edition are identical to the Android powered counterpart, except for the OS. It runs Ubuntu Touch OS and comes with Scopes UI, which are categorised home screens that provide a unified view of content in the particular category. The company adds that Scopes are now more personalised and offers more interactive features.

The Meizu Pro 5 comes with 5.7-inch 1080p Super AMOLED display with 2.5D glass and Corning Gorilla Glass 3, powered by Exynos 7420 octa-core processor with Mali T760 GPU, 3GB RAM and 32GB internal storage (expandable via microSD card). For photography there is 21.6MP rear camera (w/ dual tone LED flash, PDAF, Sony IMX230 Exmor RS sensor, 4K recording) and 5MP front snapper. Other features include Fingerprint sensor, Hybrid Dual SIM, 4G LTE and USB TypeC support. It is fueled by 3050mAh battery.

The Meizu Pro 5 Ubuntu Edition is the fifth Ubuntu device launched by Canonical and its partners in last twelve months. The pricing and availability details will be announced at MWC 2016.

Specifications of Meizu Pro 5 Ubuntu Edition:
  • Display: 5.7-inch Super AMOLED display with resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, 2.5D glass, Corning Gorilla Glass 3 Protection and 88-degree viewing angle
  • Processor: Octa-Core Samsung Exynos 7420 processor with Mali T760 GPU
  • RAM and Storage: 3GB LPDDR4 RAM, 32GB internal storage, expandable with microSD
  • OS: Ubuntu OS
  • Camera: 21.6 MP rear camera with dual tone LED Flash, f/2.2 aperture, Laser Auto focus, PDAF, Sony IMX230 Exmor RS BSI sensor, 6P lenses, 4K video recording | 5MP front-facing camera with OV5670 sensor and f/2.0 aperture
  • Battery: 3050mAh battery
  • Connectivity: 4G LTE (TD-LTE / LTE-FDD) / 3G HSPA+ , WiFi 802.11 ac/b/g/n (2.4/5 GHz), Bluetooth 4.1, GPS, USB 3.0 Type-C
  • Others: Fingerprint Sensor, Hybrid Dual SIM slot ((SIM 2 slot can also be used as a microSD slot)

Kaiser Bey
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Meizu PRO 5 Ubuntu Edition announced Meizu PRO 5 Ubuntu Edition announced Reviewed by Kaiser on 2/19/2016 05:36:00 AM
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