Posted 27 February 2015 on

Meizu MX4 Ubuntu Edition technical specifications, price and availability

meizu mx4 ubuntu edition

Last week, Ubuntu for phones was finally available to consumers on the bq Aquaris E4.5 Ubuntu Edition through a series of limited flash sales. That was a necessary milestone for the Ubuntu platform, but some people were likely let down by the phone’s entry level specifications list. Thankfully, Ubuntu is getting a more high-end smartphone to play with, although performance come at a price.

Yesterday, Meizu teased an Ubuntu version of its MX4 Android smartphone to be introduced at the next MWC in Barcelona. In the intriguing message the company said that the MX4 Ubuntu edition is awaiting us, and included an image of the MX4 running Ubuntu Phone (aka Ubuntu Touch)

As per writing this, Meizu has not provided more information, and they're not expected to do so until next week at the Mobile World Congress 2015 in Barcelona (Ubuntu Exhibit Hall 8.1, Booth F41). Here you are, however, with some further information that you might find of particular interest.

Technical Specifications

The Meizu MX4 is a beast of a phone. Its benchmarks are probably among the best we can see on a today's mobile device. On paper the MX4’s performance is impressive, but we'll see how Ubuntu Phone runs on it.

Dimensions

  • Width: 75.2 mm
  • Height: 144.0 mm
  • Depth: 8.9 mm
  • Weight: 147 g

CPU and Memory

  • Eight cores CPU (MediaTek 6595, Meizu customized version)
  • 4 x A17 cores at 2.2GHz
  • 4 x A7 cores at 1.7GHz (8 cores can be turned on simultaneously)
  • Advanced PowerVR G6200 GPU (Meizu customized version)
  • 2GB dual-channel LPDDR3 RAM at 933MHz
  • Dual ISP chips, 4 channels processing, up to 6 Gbps
  • 16/32 GB onboard flash RAM

Display

  • 85% Pantone tonal range
  • 5.36-inch IPS (Model 2) panel manufactured by Sharp/JDI
  • 1920 x 1152 pixes
  • 1100:1 contrast ratio
  • 500cd/m2 Brightness, 2,048 adjustable brightness levels
  • Corning Gorilla Glass 3

Ntework

  • GSM, HSPA, LTE Technology
  • Wireless LAN 802.11 ac/b/g/n/a Wi-Fi, Dual-band (2.4G/5G)
  • Bluetooth 4.0 (BLE support) GPS with A-GPS, GNSS (GPS, GLONASS, BDS) and SBAS (WAAS, EGNOS, MSAS, GAGAN)
  • Inertial navigation and Digital compass

Rear Camera

  • 20.7 megapixel SONY premium IMX220 Exmor RS sensor
  • 5 element lens, F/2.2
  • 4X digital zoom with 300°panorama
  • Blue glass filter
  • 30 photos per second, 0.3s AF motor
  • Lens-protective Corning Gorilla Glass3 lens protection

Front Camera

  • 2 megapixel SONY IMX208 sensor
  • 4 element lens, F/2.0
  • Smart selfie enhancement
  • AE light boost technology

Price and Availability

According to our sources the Meizu MX4 will be available starting from May on selected markets at a recommended retail price (for the base model) of 449 USD (United States), 439 EUR (Europe) and 349 GBP (United Kingdom). These prices are for unlocked handsets, without operator subsidies.

Are you interested in a high-end Ubuntu smartphone like the MX4 Ubuntu edition? Have your say in the comments section below.

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