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BQ launches BQ Aquaris E4.5, Aquaris E5 HD Ubuntu Edition in India

The Spanish BQ showcases Ubuntu Edition smartphones for the first time in India

For those of us who has been eagerly waiting for an alternative operating system, the two Ubuntu-running smartphones BQ Aquaris E4.5, Aquaris E5 HD will be the ultimate solution. The Spanish smartphone manufacturer BQ has partnered with Snapdeal to sell India's first Ubuntu based handset. The devices will be soon unveiled and the Aquaris E4.5 and Aquaris E5 will be available via Snapdeal for Rs.11,999 and Rs.13,499 respectively by August end. The dual-SIM dual standby smartphones will be available in Black and White color variants.



The BQ Aquarius E5 HD sports a 5 inch HD display with a screen resolution of 1280x720 pixels. The handset measures 142x71x8.6mm, weighs 134 grams.

Aquaris E4 5 And Aquaris E5 Ubuntu Edition 1

The device is powered by a 1.3GHz quad-core MediaTek processor (unspecified model) and is clubbed with 1GB of RAM. The 16GB of internal storage comes along with 32 GB of external memory as well.

The 13 MP rear camera comes equipped with dual-LED flash, a BSI sensor and Largan Lens. The front bears a 5 MP camera for selfie shots and video calls.

On the connectivity aspect the handset offers Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0, 3G (HSPA+), GPS/ A-GPS, Micro-USB, and FM radio. The dual-SIM Aquarius E5 ropes in a 2,500mAh battery.

The BQ Aquarius E4.5 Ubuntu Edition on the other hand flaunts a smaller 4.5 inch quad HD display with a screen resolution of 540x960 pixels. Summing up to dimension of 137x67x9mm, the handset weighs 132 grams.

Aquaris E4 5 Ubuntu Edition

The Ubuntu based smartphone is horse-powered by a 1.3GHz quad-core MT processor with a Mali 400 GPU. I GB of RAM is complimented by the 8 GB of internal memory which can be further expanded to 32 GB via micro SD card.

An 8 MP rear camera is spotted on the device which comes along with a 5 MP front-facing camera. The rear camera is equipped with dual-LED flash, a BSI sensor along with the regular camera options. Another unique feature is that users are provided with the liberty of capturing 13 MP images on the rear with the facility of interpolation or picture-stitching technology and 8 MP on the selfie camera.

The Aquarius E4.5 houses a 2,150mAh Li-Po battery and comes with Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0, 3G (HSPA+), GPS/ A-GPS, Micro-USB with OTG, and FM radio as connectivity options.

Both the Ubuntu OS-powered handsets come with the Scopes feature with which users can access options including music, video and social media quickly with swipes from the home screen. The options that show up feature the company's Scopes UI, which is claimed to be a 'reinvention' of the mobile interface. This home screen provides you with a set of content belonging to a particular category and since the device will be launching in India the Scopes will be showcasing information by apps such as Zomato, Star Plus, Zee TV, Eros Now and Times of India.

Key Features of BQ Aquaris E4.5:


Display - 4.5-inch (960 x 540 pixels) qHD display with Dragontrail glass protection
Processor - 1.3GHz quad-core MediaTek processor with Mali 400-MP2 GPU
Storage - 1GB RAM, 8GB internal memory, expandable memory with microSD
OS - Ubuntu Touch OS
SIM - Dual SIM
Camera - 8MP rear camera with dual LED flash, f/2.4 aperture, 1080p video recording and 5MP front-facing camera
Dimensions - 67 x 133 x 9 mm
Weight - 123 grams
Connectivity - 3G, WiFi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0, GPS, 3.5mm audio jack, FM Radio
Battery - 2150mAh battery
Price - Rs.11,999
Color - Black

Key Features of BQ Aquaris E5 HD:


Display - 5-inch (1280 x 720 pixels) HD display with Dragontrail glass protection
Processor - 1.3GHz quad-core MediaTek processor with Mali 400-MP2 GPU
Storage - 1GB RAM, 16GB internal memory, expandable memory with microSD
OS - Ubuntu Touch OS
SIM - Dual SIM
Camera - 13MP rear camera with dual LED flash, f/2.2 aperture, 1080p video recording and 5MP front-facing camera, f/2.4 aperture
Dimensions - 71 x 142 x 8.65 mm
Weight - 134 grams
Connectivity - 3G, WiFi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0, GPS, 3.5mm audio jack, FM Radio
Battery - 2500mAh battery
Price - Rs.13,499
Colors - Black

Last updated on 21-08-2015. Published on 21-08-2015. Written by .
Published by Mobiles4Sale in category News
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