Canonical has already released two Ubuntu powered smartphones and now it’s gearing up to launch the third one. The Meizu MX4 is going to be released tomorrow and initially it will be available to customers in Europe. This particular handset is a derivation of the existing Meizu MX4 which is an Android powered device that has only been released in China.
According to Canonical, it wants to attract “enthusiasts” with the MX4 Ubuntu Edition which is why it’s not going to make it available for purchase to everybody, there’s an invite system in place through which interested customers will be able to pick one up.
Meizu MX4 Ubuntu Edition will go on sale tomorrow in Europe through Meizu’s English language website, it costs around $330. On the website customers will have to interact with an “origami wall” to get information about this handset, each visit to the wall will reveal “a certain amount of daily invites.”
Canonical doesn’t say how many invites will be handed out every day but only says that most people who go to the website will be able to purchase one. People who don’t get an invite on their first visit to the wall can always try the next day.
The MX4 has a 5.36 inch display with 1,152×1,920 pixel resolution, a quadcore 1.7Ghz processor, 20.7 megapixel rear camera and 16GB of onboard storage with support for microSD cards.
Canonical has not confirmed as yet whether or not this handset is ever going to make it to the United States.