Meizu Pro 5 Ubuntu Edition is official


ubuntu meizu pro 5

As expected Meizu have once again teamed up with Canonical to release an Ubuntu version of the Meizu Pro 5.

We thought we would have to wait for MWC for the Ubuntu Edition of the Meizu Pro 5 to be officially announced, but a quick look over on the Ubuntu website today reveals that the Pro 5 is already listed as an Ubuntu device.

The Pro 5 Ubuntu isn’t on sale just yet, but when it does become available it will be the highest spec Ubuntu phone ever to date. Specs are the same as the Android version as far as we can tell and include a 5.7-inch FHD AMOLED display, 21 mega-pixel main camera, fingerprint scanner, and Samsung Exynos 7420 chipset.

It’s highly likely that the phone will be displayed at MWC next week so we will try and get hold of it if we have chance.

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17 Comments

  1. Tremaine Underwood
    February 17, 2016

    I was just wondering are you guys planning a review of the Pro 5(android version)? It might be my next phone 🙂

    • February 17, 2016

      Sorry no plan to at the moment

      • Tremaine Underwood
        February 18, 2016

        Thanks Andi, I appreciate the reply.

  2. Dis
    February 17, 2016

    no Ubuntu or other desktop phone for me until they have USB C

    • realjjj
      February 17, 2016

      Make that Wifi ad for wireless connections.
      Not that this one has desktop mode enabled anyway.

      • Dis
        February 17, 2016

        USB C -should- enable docks with ethernet+usb+hdmi but I am not sure if any Android phone with USB C actually supports this yet? Is it enabled in Android? Windows phones do of course.

  3. Tremaine Underwood
    February 17, 2016

    I was just wondering are you guys planning a review of the Pro 5(android version)? It might be my next phone 🙂

    • Andi Sykes
      February 17, 2016

      Sorry no plan to at the moment

    • Tremaine Underwood
      February 18, 2016

      Thanks Andi, I appreciate the reply.

  4. Dis
    February 17, 2016

    no Ubuntu or other desktop phone for me until they have USB C

    • realjjj
      February 17, 2016

      Make that Wifi ad for wireless connections.
      Not that this one has desktop mode enabled anyway.

    • Dis
      February 17, 2016

      USB C -should- enable docks with ethernet+usb+hdmi but I am not sure if any Android phone with USB C actually supports this yet? Is it enabled in Android? Windows phones do of course.

  5. Karly Johnston
    February 17, 2016

    Does it have an app store?

    • balcobomber25
      February 17, 2016

      There is an App store but there are very few apps for it. If you have experience with Ubuntu and using a terminal you can get most of the apps from the main Ubuntu Software Center to work on it (soon to be changed out for the GNOME). There are also some backend workarounds to get Android apps to work but the results can be mixed and if you have never used an Ubuntu terminal before it’s not easy.

  6. Karly Johnston
    February 18, 2016

    Does it have an app store?

    • balcobomber25
      February 18, 2016

      There is an App store but there are very few apps for it. If you have experience with Ubuntu and using a terminal you can get most of the apps from the main Ubuntu Software Center to work on it (soon to be changed out for the GNOME). There are also some backend workarounds to get Android apps to work but the results can be mixed and if you have never used an Ubuntu terminal before it’s not easy.

  7. David Košič
    February 19, 2016

    A fun side project but this well never take off.