The world's most powerful Ubuntu smartphone is now available to purchase

The world's most powerful Ubuntu smartphone is now available to purchase
Back in February, it was revealed that the Meizu PRO 5 would be re-launched as the world's most powerful Ubuntu Phone. Meizu and Ubuntu maker Canonical have worked in tandem on several previous projects, though for fans of high-end smartphones running niche firmware, the Meizu PRO 5 Ubuntu Edition is the most exciting yet. Having gone up for pre-order at Mobile World Congress earlier this year, the device can now be snagged at the price of $369.99.

There's no question that the Meizu PRO 5 is a beast—the likes of which the Ubuntu platform has not seen of a mobile device. Under the hood sits Samsung's Exynos 7420 SoC along with 3 GB of RAM, which is slightly less than the 4 gigs found in the traditional, Android-powered Meizu PRO 5. The rest of the specs appear to follow the lead of the pre-existing model, however, with a 5.7-inch, 1080 x 1920 display, 21-megapixel rear-facing camera and a 3050 mAh battery pack. 

Ubuntu has long been small-time competitor to Microsoft's Windows at desktop level, having established itself as the most accessible flavor of Linux. With Redmond's mobile endeavors having hit a brick wall and no sign of a powerful new Windows handset any time soon, Canonical's timing couldn't be much better. Mozilla's fringe Firefox OS is virtually dead, too, so those seeking a reasonable alternative to Android and iOS may find this Ubuntu-fied Meizu PRO 5 appealing. 

Will you be buying? Let us know in the comments.

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