Meizu unveil MX4 Pro Ubuntu Edition

Meizu unveil MX4 Pro Ubuntu EditionToday Meizu are unveiling the brand new Meizu MX4 Pro Ubuntu edition. No those eagle eyed readers will no doubt be thinking this isn’t new and you would be in part correct. The reason that you are is that this is the European launch. The phone has been in existence for a short time now but you have not been able to buy one in Europe until now.

I have had a chance to get hands on with this phone in its prototype from when I was at MWC earlier this year and I was very impressed with it. I am currently reviewing the BQ Aquarius E4.5 Ubuntu edition and this is giving me a  insight into what Ubuntu can do on a phone. I am generally pleased with that experience but it is a completely different experience on a high end device lie the Meizu.


This latest device has 16GB internal memory and features a 20.7 megapixel rear-facing camera with autofocus and dual LED flash. It will also be using Scopes, a reinvention of the mobile UI, presenting a new way to rapidly and visually access the most important digital life services such as music.

Meizu unveil MX4 Pro Ubuntu EditionYou will be able to buy the phone through an invitation only system in the form of an interactive origami wall on Meizu’s website from the 25th of June.

Here is the link to the preorder invite page http://www.meizu.com/en/ubuntu/index.html

We are on the reviewer’s list so hope to have one into the office before then guys, also check out my upcoming review on the BQ Aquarius E4.5 Ubuntu Edition when it goes live in the next few days.

[showide]

Meizu Launches the MX4 Ubuntu Edition in Europe

 

  • Meizu MX4 Ubuntu Edition phones will be available for purchase on 25th of June
  • Phones will be available in Europe and by invite only accessed through an interactive origami wall on Meizu’s online site
  • The MX4 Ubuntu Edition was also launched on 17th of May to developers in China

 

24th of June 2015, London:  Chinese smartphone manufacturer Meizu, in partnership with Canonical, announces the launch of the MX4 Ubuntu Edition in Europe to smartphone enthusiasts. This follows the recent device launch in China specifically aimed at developers, focused on strengthening the Ubuntu content and services ecosystem in China. The Meizu MX4 Ubuntu Edition will be available to buy tomorrow (25th of June) across Europe* priced at 299.00 Euros.  The devices are accessible by invitation on Meizu’s website.

 

The Meizu MX4 Ubuntu Edition is an impeccably designed handset which will be available in silver and gold colours. This sleek device has 16GB internal memory and features an astounding 20.7 megapixel rear-facing camera with autofocus and dual LED flash, plus a 2 megapixel front-facing camera. It also features a large 5.36” Sharp premium retina screen with scratch-resistant Corning® Gorilla® Glass 3.  

 

Content is at the heart of the Ubuntu experience. Scopes are a reinvention of the mobile UI, presenting a new way to rapidly and visually access the most important digital life services – music, social, web, local services, photos etc – directly on the home screen. The richness and unfragmented experience delivered by Ubuntu Scopes is a world away from burying content and services inside multiple apps in an icon grid.  Since the launch of the first Ubuntu device a few months ago, there are already over 1300 Scopes and Apps in the Ubuntu Store.

 

The phone will be available through an invitation only system in the form of an interactive origami wall on Meizu’s website. The wall will be filled with fun and interesting glimpses of the Meizu Ubuntu phone along with a number of invitations which will be randomly generated on a daily basis.

 

Cristian Parrino, VP Mobile at Canonical says: ‘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 make them a perfect partner for Ubuntu.”

 

Li Nan, VP at Meizu: “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.”

 

For more information and/or to purchase the phone, please visit:  www.meizu.com/en/ubuntu/index.html

 

 

About Meizu

 

Established in 2003 and headquartered in Zhuhai, China, MEIZU designs and produces smartphones created to provide a simple, intuitive mobile experience for people whose time is expected to be simply spent in using their devices, instead of figuring out the way of using them.

MEIZU expanded into the smartphone market in 2008 and has been committed to developing high-end smartphones ever since. Based on a business philosophy and commitment to pursuing perfection and long-term development, MEIZU remains laser focused on developing innovative and user-friendly smartphones for consumers.

 

MEIZU phones are characterized by their light, comfortable design with a unique wide screen, premium sound quality, high-definition camera, and simple, elegant user interface, combining performance, ease of use and functionality with the durability needed to survive the human experience.

 

Established in 2003 and headquartered in Zhuhai, China, MEIZU designs and produces smartphones created to provide a simple, intuitive mobile experience for people whose time is expected to be simply spent in using their devices, instead of figuring out the way of using them.

About Canonical

Canonical produces Ubuntu, the leading open-source platform for cloud, personal computing and next-generation devices.  

 

Ubuntu introduces a new mobile experience for phone users, a smarter ecosystem dynamic for developers, and unprecedented differentiation opportunities for carriers and device manufacturers. Ubuntu ships on millions of PCs annually, aimed at education, government and enterprise markets.  Ubuntu also enables next-generation devices at the heart of the internet of things.

 

Ubuntu is used in 80% of production OpenStack cloud deployments worldwide. Canonical’s scale-out expertise and orchestration technology enable software-defined-networks and storage, providing the platform of choice for network equipment providers and operators.

*Available to purchase in the European Union only

[/showhide]

 

Lynktec 360 degree Tablet Kickstand - Review
Google Music, now free, with some hefty caveats