The Most Powerful Ubuntu Phone is Here with Meizu Pro 5

Canonical’s fairly over Ubuntu Edge dream might now have caught on, but that hasn’t stopped it from trying. Teaming up with its old partner, Meizu, the company has now come up with the most powerful Ubuntu smartphone to date, the Pro 5 Ubuntu Edition.

The Pro 5 comes with a 5.7″ AMOLED display at the front, with 1080p resolution as well as Gorilla Glass 3 protection. Under the hood, you get an octa-core Exynos 7420 processor with either 3 or 4 GB worth RAM and Mali T760 GPU. Connectivity options include USB Type-C, Wi-Fi 802.11ac standard, Bluetooth LE and Cat.4 LTE, as well as dual-SIM support.

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The camera at the back is a 21 MP Sony IMX230 CMOS sensor with a 6-element lens, dual-tone flash and a bunch of modes to go along. The front is boosted by a 5 megapixel f/2.0 lens, as well as a fingerprint sensor.

Though the phone doesn’t come with MHL support, the OS supports its own Continuum-like feature, Convergence (there is a tablet which supports it, though) while the phone itself is said to be able to provide a desktop-like experience which we’ll have to wait and see how.

Obviously, the biggest news is the Ubuntu Core OS itself, which may or may not be aligned with your liking. Still Canonical is toting a global ordering system so if you’re interested look out for that from Monday onwards.

Meizu Pro 5 Specifications:

  • CPU: 2.1 Ghz octa-core
  • Chipset: Samsung Exynos 7420
  • GPU: Mali T760
  • OS: Ubuntu Core
  • Supported Networks: 2G, 3G, 4G LTE (Cat.4); Dual SIM
  • Design: Metallic design
  • Display: 5.7″ AMOLED with 1080p (1080 x 1920) resolution
  • Memory: RAM: 3 or 4 GBGB / Internal: 32 or 64 GB
  • Card slot: yes
  • Camera: Primary: 21 megapixel, with dual-tone Flash / Secondary: 5 megapixel
  • Connectivity: Bluetooth 4.1 LE, dual-band Wi-Fi 802.11ac, USB Type-C, GPS
  • Battery: 3,050 mAh
  • Price: TBA


  • So Ubuntu is also in SmartPhone race now.
    comparable to Qmobile Z10 and Infinix Zero 3 in specs. Let’s see Price

    • Haroon Rashid

      Ubuntu is Open Source Linux Operating System. They’re much beyond vendors who adopt as Chinese and other brands. QMobile is just a trade name. They’re buying and selling phones.

    • Muhammed Ovais Alam

      Comparing Ubuntu with Qmobile is like comparing Apple (not iPhone) with stone.

    • Tofeeq

      well its not Ubuntu who is making the smartphone it is just offering the OS (operating system). Any of the smartphone company can have Ubuntu in their phones like QMobile/Infinix/Huawei etc.

    • Muhammad Yasir

      Z10 isnt in this race due to its CPU. Zero 3 somewhat …

  • Fakhre Alam

    meizu is great. using MX5 for almost 6 months now. no glitch so far.

    • umer

      From where you have bought it?

      • Fakhre Alam

        Through a friend in china

        • umer

          ok thank you

          • Aon Bilal

            Ubuntu Ha Ya Android

        • Muhammad Yasir

          v.lucky person.
          importing a phone is a bitch in Pak
          bet you love its camera

          • Fakhre Alam

            They i guess. Camera is love

          • Fakhre Alam

            **They won’t

            • Muhammad Yasir

              you mean to say : ” they wont i guess . Camera is love ? “

              • Fakhre Alam

                yeah lol. couldn’t edit comment from phone. a pakistani investor has to take risk and bring meizu , xiaomi and LetV

                • Muhammad Yasir

                  correct !

    • TechTnT

      you are using ubuntu version ?

      or Flyme OS ?

      ubuntu version to be launched on 22nd Feb 2016 in WDC

      • Fakhre Alam

        ubuntu is for PRO 5. i have mx5.

    • TechTnT

      you are using ubuntu version ?

      or Flyme OS ?

      ubuntu version to be launched on 22nd Feb 2016 in WDC

    • Muhammad Yasir

      waiting for MEIZU and Xiaomi to set up official presence here !

  • Haroon Rashid

    Welcome sign for Open Source and a run to Windows 10 marketing team. I suggest the regulatory authority should remove all barriers, taxes, import duties, levies, charges, and surcharges for the Open Source hardware, phones, tablets, pcs, so as to develop a culture of development in Pakistan. I have seen young boys and girls learning windows OS and Microsoft Word. Imagine. Yes there is a positive point to Microsoft Windows 10 Mobile version is their AIT Cortana. Which is an achievement. But I’m sure Ubuntu has more than any one can ever thanks. Our developers are very intelligent. Pleae launch something new. The Government must and should support your work.

  • TechTnT

    yeh cheez… now we can be out of IOS & Android Closed Circle. (WP is shutting down ) so not considering it.

    • TechTnT

      My Mistake Flyme OS is a customized version of Android 5.1

  • Bilal Iqbal

    Iphone designed inspiration… waiting for reviews on OS

    • Aon Bilal

      IPhone & Galaxy Mixer

      • Muhammad Yasir

        better than both

    • Muhammad Yasir

      probably better than iphone… its camera was rated one of the best in the Android variant.
      that CPU is no slouch either

      • Bilal Iqbal

        Time will tell

        • Muhammad Yasir

          but reviews have already told :P !

          • Bilal Iqbal

            just like bend gate type reviews we received for iPhone 6…. general users are most realistic rather than reviewers … lol

            • Muhammad Yasir

              haha

  • Muhammad Yasir

    powerful AND costly !

    the Android power pro 5 should retail for 50K plus here … and this should cost similar

  • Dr.tamour

    the set looks like iphone 6

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