Before a month, the Meizu MX4 Ubuntu Edition was launched in China with a price ¥1,799 (about $290). Now, the smartphone has officially arrived in Europe for 299 Euros (about $334). The handset is available with invite-only system in the form of an interactive origami wall on Meizu’s website.
According to the officials, “The wall will be filled with fun and glimpses of the Meizu Ubuntu phone along with a number of invitations which will be randomly generated on a daily basis.”
The Meizu MX4 Ubuntu Edition comes with a 5.36-inch (1920 x 1152 pixels) IPS display, has 15: 9 aspect ratio and 2.6mm slim bezels on the sides. The display features 85% increase in NTSC color gamut, 1100:1 contrast ratio and a brightness of up to 600 nit. Powered by a 2.1 GHz octa-core MediaTek MT6595 processor, the Phone runs on Ubuntu-based OS.
The MX4 Ubuntu Edition houses a 20.7-megapixel rear shooter with dual tone LED flash, 1/2.3″ Sony IMX 220 Exmor RS sensor, pixel size of 1.2 microns, two dedicated ISPs for 0.3 second focus speed, 20 second long exposure and 4K video recording. It has boasts a 2.1 megapixel front-facing camera for selfies / video calling.
In terms of connectivity options, the Meizu MX4 Ubuntu Edition include 4G LTE, 3G HSPA+, WiFi 802.11 a/g/b/n (2.4 & 5 GHz), Bluetooth 4.0 and GPS/GLONASS. It is backed by a 3,100 mAh battery.
Commenting on the launch, Cristian Parrino, VP Mobile, Canonical said, “Meizu pioneered the new wave of innovative Chinese manufacturers of high quality, high-end devices who have mastered the user centric distribution model that is so popular in China. Their hunger for breaking down current ecosystem dynamics makes them a perfect partner for Ubuntu.”
On this occasion, Li Nan, VP, Meizu said, “We’re proud to be partnering with Ubuntu on our first major smartphone launch in Europe, which is a huge milestone for us. Ubuntu is breaking down new barriers in mobile user experience and ecosystem development, and we’re excited to be a part of it.”