Linux on ARMSo far most smartphones with alternative operating systems had rather low-end to mid-end hardware specifications, but according to OMG! Ubuntu!, Canonical and Meizu are about to change that, as they should be about to launch an Ubuntu Edition of Meizu PRO 5 smartphone with an Exynos 7420 octa-core Cortex A57/A53 processor coupled with 3 to 4GB RAM, 32 to 64GB storage and a 5.7″ display with 1920×1080 resolution.

The device will support convergence, meaning it could work in mobile or desktop mode, just like the recently announced BQ Aquaris M10 tablet.

The phone should run Ubuntu 16.04 and handle convergence features allowing it to be used as a standard smartphone and a computer when connected to a display. There are two version of the phone one with 3GB RAM and 32GB storage, and the other with 4GB RAM and 64GB storage.


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Linux on ARM