Update: Meizu MX4 Ubuntu Edition will cost 299 Euros in Europe with invite


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The Meizu MX4 Ubuntu Edition is one of those devices which comes and goes, but the latest news is that it is finally coming and will arrive in Europe at 299 Euros.

From a hardware standpoint there is nothing to choose between the Flyme and Ubuntu Edition Meizu MX4 phones. Both devices have a 5.36-inch FHD display, 16GB memory, 3GB RAM, Mediatek chipset and 20.7 mega-pixel camera from Sony. In theory the device could run both Ubuntu and Flyme and in the past we had heard suggestions that the phone would have a dual-boot option.

Fans of Linux phones in China have been able to buy the MX4 Ubuntu Edition in limited numbers for a few weeks now, but international customers wanting a slice of Ubuntu had to go for the BQ Aquaris and it’s lower specifications.

News today though suggests that the MX4 will head to Europe for 299 Euros and will be available in Gold or Silver. Canonical are also believed to be hoping to release the phone in the U.S also, but no details of this have been mentioned just yet.

UPDATE: The news is now official. European Ubuntu fans will be able to buy the Ubuntu Edition Meizu MX4 but only through invite only. Invites are being dealt out on the Meizu website. The reasoning behined such a launch is unclear, but it could mean Meizu aren’t 100% confident to put the Ubuntu MX4 in to mass production just yet.

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15 Comments

  1. DeMichaelis
    June 24, 2015

    no smartphone for Europe when FDD LTE Band 20 (800 Mhz) is not supported!

    • Miko
      June 24, 2015

      why the 2100 is not good enough for your country?

      • DeMichaelis
        June 24, 2015

        in germany band 20 is used most

        • Anders Ellegaard Hansen
          July 27, 2015

          DeMichaelis is right. It’s somehow understandable that prevoius products did not support band 20 but when they release a specific EU product and it’s still not supporting the most long-ranging and stable LTE band. I mean, other brands like Mlais and Ulefone have had support for this band for quite some time now??

  2. realjjj
    June 24, 2015

    It’s not a rumour , it will be available starting tomorrow but won’t be easy to get, there is a “fun” invite system https://insights.ubuntu.com/2015/06/24/meizu-launches-the-mx4-ubuntu-edition-in-europe/

    • June 24, 2015

      Yep, updated 😀

      • Xiaolu
        June 24, 2015

        Andi, do you think it’d possible to install Ubuntu Touch in a stock FlyMe MX4? That could be a money saving move, hehe…

        Can’t wait for reviews!

  3. Natsumi
    June 24, 2015

    Too expensive!!!!

    • realjjj
      June 24, 2015

      The 1799CNY China price plus 20-25% VAT would be 310-323 euros, assuming the 299 announced price includes VAT.

      • Natsumi
        June 24, 2015

        Still very pricey.

  4. Miko
    June 24, 2015

    I wish my MX4 had 3GB of RAM….

  5. bobo
    June 24, 2015

    How long will it take them to release the damn thing? I’ve lost interest in it anyway. I’ve bought 3 phones since they started making noise about it, but it’s still noise they’re making.

  6. Wondercool
    June 24, 2015

    Can someone point me to a page in English where I can get an invite? I can’t read Chinese unfortunately.

    I am very interested in this phone. I try to get rid of Google and my recently bought Elephone P6000 just is slightly too rough on Cyanogen Mod and on the stock rom I need to disable all sorts of apps, not ideal.

    It has made me realise that just we – the consumers – really need a ‘free’ as in libre OS for our phones. The OS situation on phones is not unlike Windows in the 90s when Linux freed us from all sorts of vendor lock in, privacy invasions and ad bombardments.

    Ubuntu phone might not be perfect but we have to start somewhere!

    • realjjj
      June 24, 2015

      Starting at some point on the 25th

      The phone will be available through an invitation only system in the
      form of an interactive origami wall on Meizu’s website. The wall will be
      filled with fun and interesting glimpses of the Meizu Ubuntu phone
      along with a number of invitations which will be randomly generated on a
      daily basis.

      • Wondercool
        June 24, 2015

        Thanks I followed your link below and found some english pages