Meizu PRO 5 Ubuntu Edition with 5.7-inch 1080p display, 3GB RAM, 21.6 MP camera announced

Meizu PRO 5 Ubuntu Edition

Canonical has partnered with Meizu to introduce Meizu PRO 5 Ubuntu Edition, ahead of MWC 2016 next week. “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,” said Canonical. It has similar specifications as the original Meizu PRO 5 that was introduced last year, but this comes only in 3GB RAM with 32GB storage variant.

Meizu PRO 5 Ubuntu Edition

Meizu PRO 5 Ubuntu Edition specifications

  • 5.7-inch (1920 x 1080 pixels) Super AMOLED display with 2.5D glass, Corning Gorilla Glass 3 Protection, 88-degree viewing angle, 10000:1 contrast ratio
  • Octa-Core ( Quad 2.1GHz + Quad 1.5GHz) Samsung Exynos 7420 processor with Mali T760 GPU
  • 3GB LPDDR4 RAM, 32GB internal storage, expandable memory with microSD
  • Ubuntu OS
  • Hybrid Dual SIM (SIM 2 slot can also be used as a microSD slot)
  • 21.6 MP rear camera with dual tone LED Flash, Laser Auto focus, PDAF, Sony IMX230 Exmor RS BSI sensor, 6P lenses, f/2.2 aperture, 4K video recording
  • 5MP front-facing camera with OV5670 sensor, f/2.0 aperture
  • Fingerprint sensor
  • Dimensions: 156.7 x 78 x 7.5mm; Weight: 166g
  • 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
  • 3050mAh battery

The Meizu PRO 5 Ubuntu Edition will be available for pre-order during MWC on Meizu’s website, pricing and roll out details will be announced at that time. It will be showcased in Hall 3, Booth J30 at the MWC.

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, said:

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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