For those who have been wanting to grab a really potent Ubuntu smartphone, the pickings have been slim. However, today the Meizu Pro 5 Ubuntu Edition just went on sale. This upper-mid-range device can almost compete with some of this year’s flagship, and if you’re a sucker for big, gorgeous screens, well, keep on reading.
The Meizu Pro 5 Ubuntu Edition rocks a 5.7 inch screen that sports a resolution of 1080p. Under the hood, the smartphone is juiced by a Samsung Exynos 7420 Octa-core processor that runs on 3GB of RAM. In terms of storage space, you’ve got 32GB to fill up, and with that 21MP rear camera, pictures are sure to take up a healthy portion of that space.
This is the most powerful Ubuntu phone currently on the market, and it’s retailing for $369. The Android version of this device certainly impressed us, receiving high marks in display quality and performance, and very high scores in terms of battery life and design. The body feels solid and premium, and if you want extra storage space, it’s there through the microSD card slot. All in all, it’s the best flagship Meizu smartphone we’d seen. Definitely worth a look if you’re wanting to get a taste of a non-Android, non-iOS operating system for a bit.
What are your thoughts regarding this high-end Ubuntu device? Is Canonical trying to push its way into a market where there isn’t space, or could this be a dark horse success story? Let us know where you think the company will be taking their software in the future. As always, stay tuned to Android Authority, your resource for everything Android and beyond!