Meizu PRO 5 Ubuntu Edition Smartphone is Up for Sale for $370

Meizu PRO 5 Ubuntu Edition, the first high-end smartphone running Ubuntu operating system, is now available on jd.com for $369.99, and Russian people can order it here. However, one of the key selling point of using an Ubuntu phone would be desktop and mobile use, the so-called “convergence”, but since there’s no MHL or HDMI output, and the USB-C port does not carry the video signals on this phone, that feature will be missing.

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Meizu Pro 5 Ubuntu Edition smartphone specifications as listed on JD.com:

  • SoC – Samsung Exynos 7 Octa (7420) octa core processor with four Cortex A57 cores @ 2.1GHz, four Cortex A53 cores @ 1.5Ghz, and a Mali-T760 MP8 GPU
  • System Memory – 3GB LPDDR4
  • Storage – 32 GB UFS 2.0 storage + micro SD slot up to 128GB
  • Display  – 5.7″’AMOLED capacitive touchscreen with 1920×1080 resolution. Gorilla Glass 3.
  • Camera – 21MP rear camera with autofocus and dual LED flash, 5MP front-facing camera
  • Cellular Network – GSM, WDCDMA (850/900/1900/2100 MHz),  FDD-LTE (1800/2100/2600 MHz); Dual SIM support
  • Connectivity -WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth 4.1, NFC, GPS
  • USB – 1x USB type C connector for power and data
  • Sensors – Gravity, digital compass, ambient light, gyroscope
  • Battery – 3,050 mAh
  • Dimensions – 156.7 x 78 x 7.5 mm
  • Weight – 168 grams

I think the phone is available worldwide, but I’ve had troubles changing the shipping country on their website, which defaults to United States in my case. The good news is that the Ubuntu Edition is about the same price, even slightly cheaper than the Android version.

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Don’t want to be a downer, but without the necessary to use as a PC, kind of wasted. Still, bring on the next model that does have it, I like the idea.