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Meizu PRO 5 Ubuntu Edition becomes official

The collaboration between Meizu and Canonical (the company behind the Ubuntu operating system) is still going strong, it seems. Following the Meizu MX4 Ubuntu Edition from last year, today the two have unveiled a new smartphone – the Meizu PRO 5 Ubuntu Edition.

This is the fifth handset launched in the past twelve months running Ubuntu, according to Canonical. It’s also the highest-end Ubuntu phone to date.

Like the Android-running iteration of the PRO 5, the Ubuntu Edition comes with a 5.7-inch 1080p AMOLED touchscreen, a 21 MP rear camera with phase detection autofocus and dual-tone LED flash, a 5 MP front camera, 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, and dual-SIM slots.

Ubuntu’s official listing doesn’t mention the battery capacity, but since all of the other specs are 100% identical to those of the Android version of the phone, we assume it will be a 3,050 mAh cell in this case too. 4G LTE should be supported as well.

The Meizu PRO 5 Ubuntu Edition will go up for pre-order internationally at some point during MWC next week. Pricing information hasn’t been revealed yet.