BQ Aquarius E5 Ubuntu Smartphone
BQ Launches Budget Ubuntu Smartphone Aquarius E4.5 and E5 in India: Features, CompetitionBQ Website/ Screenshot

Spanish smartphone maker BQ will soon start selling its Ubuntu operating system-based smartphones, Aquarius 4.5 and Aquarius 5, almost seven months after the devices were launched in Europe.

People will be able to buy the devices through Snapdeal by the end of this month; while the Aquarius 4.5 will be available for Rs 11,999, the Aquarius 5 can be bought for Rs 13,499.

As said earlier, both the devices will run on Ubuntu mobile OS and will feature Scopes, an aggregation of numerous widgets for delivering rapid access to contents, apart from other special features tailored for Indian users. 

The BQ Aquarius E4.5 boasts of a 4.5-inch, 540 x 960 pixels display and comes powered by a 1.3GHz MediaTek Quad-core processor backed with 1GB RAM, 8GB storage and expandability support up to 32GB. On the other hand, the Aquarius E4.5 is powered by a 2,150 mAh battery, houses an 8MP camera on the back and 5MP camera on the front.

The BQ Aquarius E5 retains the same processor and RAM but differs in storage, camera specifications and display size. The device features a 5-inch, 720 x 1280 pixels display and 16GB storage with 32GB memory expandability support. The Aquarius E5 flaunts a 5-inch, 720 x 1280 pixels display and a 13MP + 5MP camera combination.

Both the devices are 3G-enabled and support Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0 and GPS connectivity. The devices are available in black colour.

Following the release, Meizu, the Chinese smartphone maker, might also launch its Ubuntu editon of the MX4 in India. Meizu has already rolled out a couple of budget devices in India. The company will also undertake a branding exercise to be held next week in India. 

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