Meizu MX6 revealed in Ubuntu flavour


There has been a lot of talk and rumour about the Meizu MX6 and most importantly how it will differ from the Pro 6, could it me that the MX range are now Ubuntu only phones?

Looking a lot like the Pro 6, the Meizu MX5 has now been revealed in a series of leaks as being a Ubuntu running phone with 5.5-inch FHD display, and 10 core Helio X20 chipset.

Specifications of the phone also leaked include 3GB RAM, 32GB memory, 20.7 mega-pixel camera, 8 mega-pixel front camera, fingerprint scanner and a decent sized 4000mAh battery.

Pricing is also revealed in euros at 399 Euros, but at this time we don’t know when the phone will go on sale. We also don’t know if the MX6 will be released as an Ubuntu only phone or if an Android version will be revealed at a later date too. Watch this space.

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12 Comments

  1. SnowyCat
    July 1, 2016

    wow that price would even be higher compared to the mx5..i can already tell that this phone wont be a success with 400€ for the 32gb version

    like i can even get the pro 6 for less o.o

    or is only the ubuntu version so expensive?

  2. Fabiano
    July 1, 2016

    very very very very expensive. good luck meizu

  3. Sere83
    July 1, 2016

    Meizu are insane, they continue to waste time and resources with this failed ubuntu experiment that literally no one has any interest in to add insult to injury put delusional price tags on this garbage. Meanwhile they have comprehensively failed to produce any device this year that is anywhere near class leading in the the low end, mid range and high end categories while companies like Zuk and others embarrass them in both specs/price and real world performance. Always loved meizu but they seriously need to up their game as they are getting left behind by the other chinese manfacturers

    • balcobomber25
      July 1, 2016

      There are around 30 million Ubuntu users worldwide and the demand has been strong for the Ubuntu phone among those users. BQ has struggled to keep it’s Ubuntu Phones in stock. You may have no interest in Ubuntu but there are millions out there that do. The platform isn’t for everybody but there is definitely a market out there. If Meizu wasn’t making money off of them they wouldn’t be selling them and they wouldn’t continue to release new models.

      The only thing that doesn’t make sense about this is the price. There is little incentive to pay 399 euro for this when you can get the Pro 5 for cheaper.

  4. Karly Johnston
    July 1, 2016

    $180 phone for $443, BUY NOW! I am done hoping Meizu will turn around.

  5. Adam Morqu
    July 1, 2016

    Funny Meizu! F*ck yourself! I buy One+ 3. It will also get Ubuntu (unofficial).

  6. xi7
    July 1, 2016

    poor meizu.. never learn, the oneplus 3 with trash crap camera best option today performance/speed/price

  7. illystor
    July 1, 2016

    Honestly, last year, Meizu seemed to be on the rise. The MX5, M2 Note and the Pro 5 were all pretty stellar devices, in a year where I don’t think Xiaomi, for most of 2015, had much to show off. Then the Redmi 3 and Redmi Note 3 family came along, and the Meizu Metal didn’t really do much business. I’ve only seen a few in circulation here in China, compared to other Meizu devices, and the competition from everyone else. Meizu sort of got a free pass last year as they were insulated from the Snapdragon 810’s failings. This year, everyone else is sort of “back on track” and Meizu’s about to trot out the umpteenth phone with the same damn sensor. And it’s a fine sensor, but competition is getting tough. OIS isn’t quite standard yet, but it’s now in a darn sight more Chinese flagships than in any previous year. Camera and battery are the big battlegrounds, now, and if the Pro 6 and what rumours we’ve heard about the MX6 are anything to go by… it looks like they’re not really responding to that. Which is a damn shame.

  8. July 1, 2016

    So expensive! I see no reason for someone to buy this over Meizu pro 5 ubuntu edition.

  9. balcobomber25
    July 1, 2016

    There is a strong market for Ubuntu phones but this is incredibly overpriced, especially since you can find the Pro 5 Ubuntu for less. Another head scratcher from Meizu.

  10. Owsley_66
    July 1, 2016

    Correct me if I’m wrong, but doesn’t appear to support 4G in the U.S.

    I run Ubuntu on a laptop and it’s fine but I see no reason to move to this phone. Comments on another site say the OS is still buggy. I think Meizu and Canonical should be handing these phones out to developers to help them fix the OS. Just my humble opinion.

  11. Gengsta
    July 2, 2016

    their sircuits really cheap and suck. power sircuit was the worst one i have ever seen.