The first smartphone running on Ubuntu, BQ Aquaris E4.5 is released
In the last years few new operating systems for mobile devices were introduced to the tech world, like Firefox OS and Tizen OS. Ubuntu OS makes its official debut in the digit world with the launching of the first smartphone running on the platform – BQ Aquaris E4.5 Ubuntu Edition. The original variant of the phone runs on Android 4.4 KitKat. The operating system working on the new handset is Ubuntu OS. It boasts unique concept that differs from the app grid. Instead, the platform provides an extraordinary interface that is easy to navigate and provides user-specific content.
The appearance of the phone includes large bezels, which seems a bit old-fashioned, especially if we compare it to the latest mid-rangers and flagships with ultra-thin bezels. The dimensions of the Aquaris E4.5 are 137 x 67 x 9mm, 123 grams of weight. It boasts a 4.5-inch display with a resolution of 960 x 540p. The processor that powers the new device is quad-core with MediaTek chip working at 1.3GHz. There is 1GB RAM assured in the handset.
Aquaris E4.5 Edition arrives with 8GB storage. The native memory can be expanded with up to 32GB via slot for microSD cards. The duo cameras integrated in the phone includes an 8MP rear camera and 5MP sensor on front. The cell that powers the handset is a 2150mAh battery. It supports 3G, GPS, Bluetooth and Wi-Fi. The phone is a dual-SIM device. The first Ubuntu OS-powered phone is released across Europe. The price of the BQ Aquaris E4.5 Ubuntu Edition is €169.90 contract-free. It is available for purchase in retailers in the UK, Spain, Portugal and Sweden.