Ubuntu powered version of the Meizu MX4 flagship is now available
For all of last year, those running the AnTuTu benchmark test on their Android handset had to see the Meizu MX4 teasing them with the top listing. Now, a version of the flagship handset with the Ubuntu Touch OS is available. The gesture based Ubuntu does not use any buttons below the screen. Shades coming down from top to bottom show notifications and settings, while from the bottom up it shows the application menu. From left to right brings the list of apps, and moving from right to left will show a list of open programs. The Meizu MX4 Ubuntu Edition allows you to install apps from the Ubuntu Store.
The specs include a 5.36-inch screen with a resolution of 1152 x 1920. That works out to a 418ppi pixel density. The MediaTek MT6595 chipset is under the hood featuring an octa-core 2.2GHz CPU and the PowerVR G6200MP4 GPU. 2GB of RAM is onboard along with 16GB of non-expandable memory. A 20.7MP rear camera is included along with a 2MP snapper for selfies. A 3100mAh battery keeps the fan blades turning.
Available in white or gold, the Meizu MX4 Ubuntu Edition is priced at the equivalent of $290 USD.