Meizu New Ubuntu Phone To Launch on February 22

Meizu New Ubuntu Phone To Launch on February 22
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As the MWC 2016 event draws nearer, more and more gadgets and brands are releasing teasers and advertisements to keep consumers on their toes. The clock is ticking, the days are passing, and it sure does build up the tension and excitement each time. One of the devices that are speculated to come out is the Meizu Pro 5 Ubuntu Edition device.


For quite some time now, the phone manufacturer has been building up suspense about its latest offering. The device is said to be the upgrade of its previous device, the MX4. A teaser regarding its latest device is posted on Weibo and with has the date Feb. 22; confirming the launch will happen at the MWC 2016 event in Barcelona, reports Phones Review.

Meizu’s latest flagship phone, according to Tech 2, will be having an all metal design, which has a 2.5D curved glass. Sources say this is a first for the phone maker. The Meizu Pro 5 will also have a 5.7-inch Super AMOLED display and a 1920 x 1080 pixel resolution. The mobile phone will also have a single button which is located below the screen of the device which will act as both the “Home” and “Back” button.

The Pro 5 phone will be running on a Samsung-made Exynos 7420 octa core processor. It is speculated to come with either a 3GB RAM and a 32GB internal storage or a 4GB RAM and a 64GB internal storage which could be expanded via a microSD card.

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The latest flagship by Meizu is said to have a fingerprint scanner and is equipped with a USB Type-C connector. The all metal phone will also be sporting a 21 megapixel rear shooter powered by Sony IMX230 sensor that measures 1/2.4 inches in size. The selling point of this hand held device’s camera according to the phone maker is that consumers will be able to take a photo in just 0.7 seconds due to phone’s technology.

Aside from its amazing rear shooter, the handset also sports 5 megapixel Omni Vision OV5670 front shooter. It supports 4G LTE with speed of up to 300Mbps and VoLTE in terms of connection options. The new Meizu Pro 5 is speculated to be running on an Ubuntu OS and is more likely to be the case as the teaser images includes a logo of the operating system along with the Meizu logo.


  • JeffD

    The big question is will we actually be able to use the 4G LTE in the United States or will it be held back by the carriers like the previous models? I would really like to be able to use this on Verizon and not have it majorly slowed down.