The UK carrier O2 is launching BQ Aquarius X5 powered by Cyanogen OS
The BQ Aquarius X5 is the first smartphone running on Cyanogen OS that can be purchased on a contract with the local carriers in the UK. The handset of the Spanish manufacturer sports mid-ranged specs. It is expected to land on the shelves of the mobile operator O2 next month, just before the big holiday shopping.
The specs of the phone include a 5.0-inch screen with a resolution of 720 pixels. It is dressed in a double-anodised aluminum panel with slick design and very thin body – only 7.5mm. On the inside is integrated Qualcomm Snapdragon 412 chip clocked on 1.4GHz and 2GB RAM. The native memory included in the BQ Aquarius X5 is 16GB and it can be expanded. The main camera of the new smartphone is a 13MP sensor Sony IMX214 with 5 lenses, double flash, aperture of f/2.0 and autofocus. The front facing snapper is with 5MP resolution, a flash and 4 lenses. Both of the cameras are capable of recording Full HD video.
The pre-installed software on BQ Aquarius X5 is Cyanogen 12.1. There is a version of the smartphone running on Android 5.1 Lollipop out-of-the-box. The battery that powers the device is with a capacity of 2900mAh. The phone supports 3G, Wi-Fi, GPS, Bluetooth and 4G LTE connectivity features. It is a dual-SIM model. O2 in the UK will start selling the BQ Aquarius X5 from next month on the Refresh plan. It means that customers will pay £19.50 a month (plus a £9.99 upfront cost) for 500 minutes and 500 megabytes of 4G data along with unlimited texts. It comes in three colors – pink, black and white.