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Meizu Tease New Ubuntu Phone Ahead of MWC 2016

meizu mwc 2016 teaserMeizu is teasing an Ubuntu announcement at Mobile World Congress, which kicks off a week today.

Teasers posted on the Chinese hardware company’s social media accounts ties into Valentine’s day, highlighting “Love U” in ‘Love Ubuntu’ and saying ‘more love awaits’ at the mobile conference event.

second, similar teaser also posted to the official Ubuntu Weibo account also joins the fun, and proudly bears an announcement date of February 22.

But what new device will be announced?

We may already know.

Meizu Pro 5 Ubuntu Edition Is Expected

The company is expected to unveil its latest handset running Ubuntu, once again a repurposed device from their current Flyme OS line-up.

There’s no firm details on which device it is to be, but a recent photo leak on Chinese social media suggests it could be the Meizu Pro 5 — its USB Type-C connector, 4GB RAM, 64GB eMMC storage and Exynos 7420 octa-core processor making it a prime convergence flagship.

The Flyme OS (Android) version of Meizu Pro 5 (64GB) retails at around ¥3099 (US $450).

We should (hopefully) learn more in the coming days as the MWC hype train pick up speed.

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Meizu Pro 5 running Ubuntu (leaked images)