Meizu is a China-based smartphone manufacturing company which was quite unknown a couple of years ago. This company has managed to grow immensely in the last two years, and consumers definitely started noticing it. Meizu has managed to sell 4.4 million smartphones back in 2014, while they shipped out 20 million last year. That is quite a leap, as you can see, and Meizu is expected to grow even further this year.
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The company has introduced 5-6 devices last year, and the Meizu PRO 5 is definitely the most powerful one. This smartphone is the only non-Samsung device powered by the Exynos 7420 64-bit octa-core SoC, and has been available out in the market for quite a while now. Well, it seems like Meizu plans to release yet another version of the PRO 5, an Ubuntu-powered one. Meizu has partnered up with Canonical before, last year when they released the Ubuntu variant of the Meizu MX4. A couple of images leaked showing off Ubuntu running on the Meizu PRO 5, which indicates this device might launch in the coming weeks. It is possible that Meizu plans to release the Ubuntu-powered PRO 5 phablet during the Mobiel World Congress (MWC) in Barcelona later this month, but we cannot confirm that, we’ll just have to wait and see what happens.
The Meizu PRO 5 features a 5.7-inch 1080p (1920 x 1080) AMOLED display, 3 / 4GB of RAM and 32 or 64GB of expandable internal storage. The device is fueled by the Exynos 7420 SoC, and a 3,050mAh battery is located on the inside, and is not removable. The 21-megapixel shooter (f/2.2 aperture, PDAF, Laser Autofocus) is placed on the back of this phablet, and a 5-megapixel snapper can be found up front. Android 5.1 Lollipop comes pre-installed here, and Meizu’s Flyme UI comes installed on top of Google’s operating system. This device is made out of metal, and is available in a couple of color variants. The Meizu PRO 5 measures 156.7 x 78 x 7.5mm, while it weighs 168 grams. The PRO 5 also comes equipped with two SIM card slots, one of which can be used to insert a microSD card, if you need to expand this device’s storage, of course.