Ubuntu fans, the wait is almost over.
Meizu has revealed that the newest iteration of the MX4 will run on an Ubuntu OS — a development that many have long been waiting for after the Ubuntu Edge Indiegogo campaign that sadly never flew.
The customized MX4 made its first appearance at the Mobile World Congress (MWC) in Barcelona, and gave attendees a feel of what the OS was. Ubuntu for mobile categorizises items based on content rather than on what apps they run on, so everything related to a certain topic can be seen at one glance. It also has a unique feature called “Scopes”, which basically gives the user different home screens for different kinds of content. Another thing that’s unique about it is its vertical drawer, which can be accessed from the left edge of the screen.
With regard to hardware, this new MX4 will have a metallic body with minimal bezels on its 5.34-inch 1080 display. Under the hood, it will run on a 2GB RAM powered by an octa-core MediaTek 6595 processor, and will also feature a 21MP rear snapper.
It’s said that this MX4 will have a dual-boot system that will accommodate Ubuntu as well as Meizu’s very own Flyme OS. There’s no price tag on the device for the moment either, but hopefully, this iteration enters the local market. After all, the Philippines has a pretty good share of Ubuntu fans.
Sources: Ubuntu, Engadget, Meizu News (Meizu confirm MX4 will be shown with Ubuntu at MWC, Meizu boss hints at Ubuntu phone launch at MWC)