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New Ubuntu phone boasts best design yet

It’s only been a few weeks since Canonical unveiled a new Ubuntu phone, but the company is already back with another handset for the European market. This time the hardware comes from Chinese firm Meizu, packing a slick design and some pretty nice specs.

MX4 Ubuntu Edition is really just Meizu’s Android phone with new software. It offers a 5.36-inch display with a resolution of 1152 x 1920 pixels, along with a 3100mAh battery, a quad-core processor, a 20.7-megapixel rear camera, a 2-megapixel front-facing shooter and 16GB of storage. It costs just €299 (roughly $335).

Actually getting your hands on the new phone will be a little tricky. First you have to visit a specific webpage (which goes live on Thursday) and click on an “interactive origami wall” to earn an invite to buy the Meizu MX4 Ubuntu Edition. The company notes that everyone who’s interested should be able to score an invitation, though you may have to try for a few days before finding success.

Canonical still can’t really compete with Android or iOS, though its Ubuntu OS may offer a decent alternative for anyone tired of the old duopoly. Unfortunately, it doesn’t looks like this device will be available in America, but hopefully the company has plans for a U.S. handset as well.

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Jacob Kleinman

Jacob Kleinman has been working as a journalist online and in print since he arrived at Wesleyan University in 2007. After graduating, he took a...Jacob Kleinman has been working as a journalist online and in print since he arrived at Wesleyan University in 2007. After graduating, he took a...


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