Meizu and Canonical announced the Ubuntu Edition of the Meizu MX4 last month, but restricted access to only a few “invite-lucky” recipients in the EU. Today, however, the story changes: every EU citizen can now order a Meizu MX4 Ubuntu Edition, putting an end to the invite-only process that can hurt sales in many ways.
The Meizu MX4 Ubuntu Edition features a 5.36-inch, Full HD display with a 1920 x 1080p screen resolution and has a Gorilla Glass 3 panel that will protect the device from most drops. Sure, the Meizu MX4 Ubuntu Edition doesn’t have Corning’s latest Gorilla Glass 4, but it’ll do the job for most consumers. The MX4 Ubuntu Edition runs on an octa-core MediaTek MT6595 processor that features a low-power, quad-core ARM Cortex-A7 processor and a high-power, quad-core ARM Cortex-A17 processor for intensive tasks. Meizu’s Ubuntu MX4 doesn’t have a 64-bit chip, but the A17 is the highest 32-bit chip available – which means that you’ll still get a stellar performance out of gaming and other heavy on-screen actions.
As for other specs, the MX4 Ubuntu Edition features a 20MP camera that includes Sony’s IMX220 sensor and shoots 4K video at 30fps. It has the same sensor as Sony’s Xperia Z3, but not the same as that of Samsung’s Galaxy Note 4, Galaxy S6, and S6 edge (with the Sony IMX240 sensor). To round out the specs, the MX4 Ubuntu Edition features 2GB of LPDDR3 RAM, not the DDR4 RAM you’ll find in the Galaxy S6 and S6 edge (the first two devices to feature the new RAM), 16GB of storage, and a 3,100mAh battery – which should keep the lights on through an entire day of usage.
The MX4 Ubuntu Edition will cost 299 euros ($323.83USD). Any interested buyers?