World’s Most Powerful Ubuntu Powered Phone Goes On Sale For Less Than $400

Omar Sohail
Posted Apr 27, 2016
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Meizu PRO 5 is not unheard of to consumers, particularly when the smartphone was perhaps the only OEM to incorporate Samsung’s SoCs underneath its hood. Now, the Ubuntu edition has finally arrived and looking at the hardware present inside, it is definitely the world’s most powerful smartphone running this operating system.

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Meizu PRO 5 is not the first smartphone to be running Ubuntu. MX4 Pro, another device belonging to the OEM that runs a Samsung SoC was running the mobile operating system. So how exactly can PRO 5 be given the title of the most powerful Ubuntu running smartphone on the planet?

For starters, the handset is incorporated with an Exynos 7420, the same chipset that powered devices like Galaxy Note 5 and the entire Galaxy S6 lineup, which to summarize, was Samsung’s premium smartphone family. In addition, there is a lot of real estate on the phone thanks to its 5.7 inch AMOLED and 1080p display. In short, it is able to deliver more performance compared to Note 5 since there are less number of pixels to push around that 5.7 inch frame.

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The Ubuntu Edition also features a 3GB of RAM and 32GB of onboard storage, and one particular feature that distinguishes the device from the rest of the smartphone pack is the incorporation of a Type-C USB port. This particular port surpasses the MicroUSB 3.0 interface in terms of delivering more power and transferring data at a faster pace. Naturally, since we are dealing with a newer interface, we obviously will not be able to witness its benefits right now, but Type-C USB ports are definitely the future of smartphones.

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In addition to internal storage, there is also a MicroSD slot for you to upgrade your storage up to 128GB. An 802.11ac Wi-Fi adapter is present, along with a Bluetooth 4.1 module and a fingerprint scanner. For battery life, there is a 3,050mAh cell present and before you ask, the smartphone itself has its own fast battery charging feature. This feature will take the battery of the device from 0-65 percent in a matter of 30 minutes. Meizu PRO 5 is officially available to purchase from JD.Com and it will take approximately 2-3 days to ship to the United States.

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