Meizu PRO 5 Ubuntu Edition is now available for $369.99

Vlad, 26 April, 2016

Back in February, Meizu and Ubuntu announced the latest product of their long-running cooperation - the Ubuntu-powered version of the Meizu PRO 5. And now this smartphone has finally gone on sale.

You can pick one up from JD's English website, if you agree to shell out $369.99. Sure, Meizu may have already announced the Pro 6, which acts as a successor of sorts to the PRO 5 (despite being smaller), but that model only runs Android for now (and there hasn't yet been word of an Ubuntu version).

So if you'd like to purchase what is still the most powerful Ubuntu phone ever, then the Meizu PRO 5 is it. The Meizu PRO 5 Ubuntu Edition comes with a 5.7-inch 1080p AMOLED touchscreen, a 21 MP rear camera, a 5 MP front snapper, Samsung's Exynos 7420 chipset at the helm (with an octa-core CPU clocked at up to 2.1 GHz), 3GB of RAM, 32GB of storage, dual-SIM slots, 4G, and a 3,050 mAh battery.


Reader comments

Damn, it is out of stock in the website posted in this article. Anyone can tell where else I can buy this phone? I'm bored with android, ios, Windows Phone and blackberry OS... Wanna try Ubuntu..

  • Anonymous
  • 30 Apr 2016
  • IBC

Most people comment without understanding what they were saying. People saying i can't install Android apps on the Ubuntu phone is like saying i can't install Android on apple OS. That is not smart because is different ecosystem. Apps are developed i...

  • Anonymous
  • 27 Apr 2016
  • 3$2

Well, in Ubuntu you use sudo for admin rights, no need to hack or root at all. As for the bootloader, it is already unlocked thus you can indeed install Android if you want to. This is true for Meizu mx4 at least.

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