MWC 2015 | Meizu is preparing MX4 Ubuntu Edition smartphone
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Canonical's collaboration with various manufacturers is bringing visible results. The Chinese smartphone maker Meizu is reportedly planning to showcase an Ubuntu-powered MX4 at the MWC 2015 exhibition. It is a considerably more advanced device than the Aquaris E4.5 which started selling in Europe for €170 last week, but with a price to match: the Android version of the MX4 is currently priced at $350 on Amazon, and there's no reason the Ubuntu variant should cost less.
However, for this price the buyers get a 5.36-inch Full HD IPS display, an 8-core MediaTek MT6595 SoC with 2 GB of RAM, LTE support and a 20.7 MP rear camera with dual-LED flash. That's roughly on par with the previous generation of Sony, Samsung and HTC flagships, but some other specs such as Wi-Fi (no 5 GHz, no 802.11ac) lag behind, and there's no microSD card slot. A 3100 mAh non-removable battery powers the phone. We are assuming Meizu won't change the specifications for the MX4's Ubuntu version - should they do so, it will be clarified during the official presentation at MWC, as will the availability and exact pricing.