Meizu teaser confirms Ubuntu MX4 at MWC


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Today in a post on Weibo, Meizu have confirmed that it will be the Meizu MX4 that will be released at MWC next month running Ubuntu.

Since Spanish phone maker BQ launched the first Ubuntu phone, we have been waiting and hoping that Meizu would finally announce their device and that it would have better specifications. Earlier today, Meizu posted an teaser image showing the Meizu MX4 running Ubuntu, with text pointing at a MWC release for the phone!

The image also has the URL for Meizu’s English website so we can look forward to a Meizu Ubuntu phone launched for international markets.

Compared to the BQ Ubuntu phone, the MX4 Ubuntu should have beefier specification including a 5.35-inch 1080 display, 2GB RAM, octacore MT6595 processor, LTE and a 21.1 mega-pixel Sony rear sensor.

[ Meizu News ]
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11 Comments

  1. Miko
    February 26, 2015

    I really hope for a dual boot option – flyme and Ubuntu for our phones!

  2. Manu
    February 26, 2015

    would love a bit updated hardware like the newest mediatek(6795 dont think its available yet) or compareable specs to the pro

    • February 27, 2015

      Apart from the Screen size and resolution, the Pro version doesnt exactly have a better hardware. Personally, I dont care about 2K resolution on my phone.

      • Manu
        February 27, 2015

        me neither but i would love for example a ddr4 ram or a 64bit cpu (i know the change is not big but still)

      • balcobomber25
        February 27, 2015

        I had a 2K resolution on the Nubia Z7 and while it was nice to look at I really didn’t notice that big of a difference to a really good 1080p display. Actually prefer the display on my Mi4. On a screen under 10 inches it really doesn’t matter to me.

  3. Qidamin
    February 26, 2015

    What would be advantages of ubuntu over androïd ?

    • balcobomber25
      February 26, 2015

      If you have never used Ubuntu it has one of the best user communities available on any platform. When a bug is found it is fixed by the community, there is no need to wait for an OTA update that may or may not ever come.

      It will be a huge advantage for businesses that already use Ubuntu (or a similar version of Linux). A lot of business in Asia use Ubuntu as their main OS due to insane licensing fees by M$$$oft. So an Ubuntu phone should provide seamless integration whether you are working at your desk or at your house.

  4. Akimitsui
    February 26, 2015

    Well, just recently switched to Ubuntu on my laptop and it’s an amazing os… Hopefully it’s just as good on powerful phones.

    • balcobomber25
      February 26, 2015

      Is this your first Linux distro?

      • Akimitsui
        February 26, 2015

        I have tried a few before but this is the first one that I am fully sticking with. The interface works perfectly in tablet mode on my Thinkpad X230 Tablet, and really I have almost everything I need… Even Microsoft Office 2010 (sadly 2013 does not work). The only reasons I still have Windows dual-booted are for Wireless HDMI and IBM SPSS software.

        • balcobomber25
          February 27, 2015

          Ubuntu is one of the best for someone just starting out with Linux due to it’s excellent user community. I installed it on all my families older computers and they were in shock how much faster it ran than Windows. They were all ready to get new computers.