Chinese consumer electronics company Meizu is picking up their Pro 5 smartphone and repackaging it to create another version which is the Pro 5 Ubuntu Edition. According to a report by Slash Gear, the Chinese OEM has teamed up with Canonical, which is the developer of the Ubuntu mobile platform.
It's not the first time though that Meizu has introduced a mobile device packed with the Ubuntu operating system. Tech Radar reported that Meizu has built four already. And despite the fact that Android and iOS are the leaders in the operating system world, Canonical isn't shying away in presenting their product to the world.
The Meizu Pro 5 Ubuntu Edition comes with the Ubuntu software and is said to render the most spec-heavy Ubuntu Phone ever. Gadgets 360 reported that it will be equipped with a 1.5GHz quad-core Exynos7420 processor and will be paired with either 3 GB of RAM or 4 GB of RAM. What makes the device a beast is that it will have a LPDDR4 memory technology that helps in giving great performance in terms of multitasking and running heavy apps.
The internal storage also have two choices—32 GB and 64 GB—and both can be expanded further via a microSD card slot. The other specs are just the same with the original smartphone, including the 5.7-inch full HD AMOLED display with a 1,920 x 1,080 resolution (386 ppi). It also has a Corning Gorilla Glass 3 for protection as noted in Tech Times.
As for the camera specs, the device has a 21.16-megapixel rear camera with dual LED flash and a 5-megapixel front shooter fit for selfie shots and video calls. A fingerprint scanner is also said to be present.
There's no word yet on how much the device will cost but reports indicate that Meizu Pro 5 Ubuntu Edition will debut at the MWC 2016 on Feb. 22.