The world’s first Ubuntu phone is now available for sale all over Europe, direct from the manufacturer, BQ. The Aquaris E4.5 Ubuntu Edition includes an 8 megapixel camera, dual SIM and best of all, no network lock.
Meet the BQ Aquaris E4.5 Ubuntu Edition. It’s basically got the exact same hardware as the already available BQ Aquaris E4.5, only that runs Android. Hence the “Ubuntu Edition” moniker.
The phone has a 4.5-inch 540×960 touchscreen, an 8 MP rear camera with dual-LED flash, and a 5 MP front-facing one. Powering things up is a MediaTek chipset with a 1.3 GHz quad-core Cortex-A7 processor, aided by 1GB of RAM. Internal storage is 8GB, and the handset comes with dual-SIM support.
Interestingly, BQ will make the Aquaris E4.5 Ubuntu Edition available through a series of flash sales. This emulates the model successfully employed by many Chinese companies, especially Xiaomi. The phone will only be out in Europe.
It will be sold unlocked for €169.90 (that’s around $192). You’ll be able to get a “SIM bundle” at purchase from one of the following carriers: 3 Sweden, amena.com in Spain, giffgaff in the UK, and Portugal Telecom. The device will obviously work on other networks too.
|DISPLAY||4.50 inch , 540×960 pixels|
|PROCESSOR||MediaTek 1.3 GHz quad-core Cortex-A7|
|DIMENSION||137 x 67 x 9 mm|