February 26, 2015
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Canonical has been promising Ubuntu for mobile devices for as far back as we can remember, even releasing limited ROMs for installation on select Android devices. As far as commercial devices with the OS pre-loaded? Last week BQ and Canonical brought the world (well, Europe at least…) the first Ubuntu phone, a modified Aquaris E4.5. Now it seems that Meizu is finally getting in the game as well.

While we’ve known that Meizu was working with Canonical for a long while now, this morning we received word from the Chinese OEM that it will be introducing the Meizu MX4 “Ubuntu Edition” at MWC. Unlike the low-end Aquaris, the MX4 packs reasonably decent specs including a 5.36-inch 1080p display, a MediaTek MT6595 octa-core processor with 2GB RAM. Other specs include a 20.7MP camera with dual LED, and Flyme 4.0 OS (based on KitKat).

We can’t say for sure if the MX4 Ubuntu Edition will feature any changes to the spec sheet, but we wouldn’t be surprised if it remains largely the same device with the exception of the OS. No details on pricing just yet either, though you can probably expect pricing similar to the Android variant, which is currently offered for around $350 on Amazon.

We’ll be on the floor at MWC and will bring you more details about the Meizu MX4 Ubuntu Edition as we learn them. What do you think, interested in the idea of a mid-range Ubuntu-powered device or is the effort doomed from the start? Let us know what you think in the comments.

Andrew Grush
Andrew is one of the three Managing Editors of Android Authority, primarily responsible for the overseeing of US team of writers, in addition to several other projects such as VR Source and more. He loves tech, gaming, his family, and good conversations with like-minded folks.
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