Once again, it’s the Chinese smartphone manufacturer Meizu that’s helping Canonical sell its vision of an Ubuntu handset. Following the MX4, the company has unwrapped the “Ubuntu Edition” Pro 5, which promises the best spec sheet in an Ubuntu phone to date. That is, without you installing the platform on another device manually, anyway. It’s a large handset, dominated by a 5.7-inch AMOLED display (1080p) and a small fingerprint sensor. Under the hood is an eight-core Samsung Exynos 7420 processor, backed up by either 3GB or 4GB of RAM, which varies depending on whether you choose 32GB or 64GB of internal storage.
The rest of the phone is equally impressive, at least on paper. A 21-megapixel camera sits on the back, while a 5-megapixel snapper rides up front for selfies and video calls. Everything draws power from a 3050 mAh battery which, at least in China, can be quickly topped up using Meizu’s “mCharge” technology. In short, it’s the exact same hardware found on the regular Pro 5, which runs Android Lollipop rather than Ubuntu.
Submitted by: Arnfried Walbrecht