CANONICAL HAS ANNOUNCED that the Meizu MX4 Ubuntu Edition will be available to buy in Europe this week, but you'll need an invitation to bag one.
Following in the footsteps of the OnePlus One, Canonical has said that those interested in picking up the Ubuntu-powered Meizu MX4 when it goes on sale on Thursday will need to get themselves an invitation.
Cristian Parrino, VP of mobile at Canonical, said during a briefing with The INQUIRER: "This is a device for enthusiasts. We want to make sure the right people are buying the Meizu MX4 Ubuntu Edition, for the right reasons."
These invitations will be made available via an interactive origami wall on the Meizu website which will go live on Thursday, and will be "randomly generated" daily.
If you manage to get yourself an invitation, the Meizu MX4 Ubuntu Edition - which is already available to developers in China - will be available to purchase for €299 in silver and gold versions.
Parrino remained tight-lipped when asked how many invitations will be made available, but said: "We are not going for massive volume, but most will be able to get an invite."
The Meizu MX4 Ubuntu Edition was first unveiled at this year's Mobile World Congress, and arrives on shelves just weeks after the debut of the BQ Aquaris E5 HD Ubuntu Edition smartphone.
The iPhone-lookalike features a 5.36in 1152x1920 screen, octa-core MediaTek processor, 20.7MP rear-facing camera, 2MP front-facing camera and a 2,320mAh battery.
Of course, its standout feature is the Ubuntu operating system, which Canonical said now has over 1,500 scopes and apps.
"Ubuntu is breaking down new barriers in mobile user experience and ecosystem development, and we’re excited to be a part of it." µ
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