Linux News Today: Meizu PRO 5, the Most Powerful Ubuntu Phone, Is Now Available to Buy
Today, April 26, 2016, Canonical and MEIZU have announced that their most powerful Ubuntu Phone yet, the Meizu PRO 5 Ubuntu Edition, is now available to buy.
The Meizu PRO 5 Ubuntu Edition smartphone was officially announced more than two months ago, in mid-February 2016, and it has been available only for pre-order since then. But that ends today, as MEIZU, the well-known Chinese consumer electronics company, has announced that the device is available for anyone to buy.
It appears that the handset is not sold by Meizu directly, but through JD.com or Jingdong Mall (previously known as 360buy), a Chinese electronic commerce company, which ships it freely to numerous countries, including the US and Russia. If you want to purchase one, you’ll need to pay the sum of $369.99 (€328).
“We’re excited to announce that the most powerful Ubuntu phone, Meizu PRO 5 Ubuntu edition, is available to order from en.jd.com, retailing at USD$369.99,” said Amrisha Prashar, Marketing and Social Media Manager, Canonical. “For those of you who have pre-ordered the Meizu PRO 5 Ubuntu Edition, here’s your chance to buy!”
Meizu PRO 5 technical specifications
Meizu PRO 5 sports a Samsung Exynos 7420 Octa-Core processor and MALI T760 GPU, a 5.7-inch re-tuned delta cool color AMOLED display with full HD (1920×1080) resolution and Corning Gorilla Glass 3, 3GB RAM, 21.16MP rear-facing camera, 5MP front-facing camera, 32GB of internal memory, Hi-Fi Sound, and slots for two micro-SIM cards.
It is also worth mentioning that the back camera comes with PDAF phase laser-assisted focusing, as well as LARGAN 6P lenses for improved resolution. Moreover, the smartphone can be used across multiple networks, weighs about 168g, features a fingerprint sensor, and uses a Li-Ion 3050 mAh battery with fast charging technology.