Meizu Announces Pro 5 Ubuntu Edition Smartphone Ahead of MWC 2016

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Ahead of MWC 2016, the Chinese handset maker Meizu has announced the existence of Meizu Pro 5 Ubuntu Edition in ties with Canonical. This device is almost similar to the Meizu Pro 5, which was launched last year, except that it comes with 3GB RAM, 32GB ROM.

Meizu Announces Pro 5 Ubuntu Edition Smartphone Ahead of MWC 2016

Following the event, 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."

Moving on to the specifications, the Meizu Pro 5 comes with 5.7-inch Super AMOLED display with a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels and Corning Gorilla Glass 3 Protection. It is powered by a Octa-Core Samsung Exynos 7420 processor with Mali T760 GPU.

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On the storage front, this device is equipped with 3GB LPDDR4 RAM, 32GB inbuilt memory with an expandable option via microSD card slot. This Pro 5 smartphone will be shipped with Ubuntu OS out of the box.

Meizu Announces Pro 5 Ubuntu Edition Smartphone Ahead of MWC 2016

Talking about the camera, the Meizu Pro 5 flaunts a 21.6MP rear camera with dual tone LED Flash, Laser Auto focus and 5MP front camera with OV5670 sensor on board. The connectivity options includes 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.

The above hardware is powered by a 3050mAH battery under the hood. However, this Meizu Pro 5 Ubuntu Edition will be available for pre-order during MWC 2016.

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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