BQ Aquaris 4.5 – First Ubuntu Phone

BQ Aquaris E4.5 Ubuntu Edition – The 1st Ubuntu Phone

Officially launched last 11th of February 2015 by the Spanish mobile phone manufacturer BQ.

The Price€169.90 (around SGD $260)

The good. Well Ubuntu Phone is finally out after what seemed like ages of waiting, and rampant rumors of it not ever coming out after several months of delay.

The bad. It cannot be bought normally at the BQ online store or anywhere else in the world. It is only sold via a series of what they dub as “flash sales”. These flash sales are for limited quantities only and at a limited time (say a few hours and until supply lasts).

BQ Aquaris E4.5 Ubuntu Edition

BQ Aquaris E4.5 Ubuntu Edition

Technical Specifications


Dimensions: 4.5”
Technology: IPS multi-touch screen, 5 capacitive points. Protective Dragontrail display
Layer Resolution: qHD 540 x 960 – 240 ppi (HDPI)
Aspect ratio: 16:9
Viewing angle: 178º

Dimensions and weight

Dimensions: 137 x 67 x 9 mm
Weight: 123 g


CPU: Quad Core Cortex A7 up to 1.3 GHz MediaTek
GPU: Mali 400 up to 500 MHz


Ram: 1 GB

Internal memory: 8 GB(Memory available for end use: 5.5 GB*)

*The space available for the user may vary according to the firmware version installed. The remaining memory is allocated to the operating system, cache memory and other system elements.


LiPo 2150 mAh


dual micro-SIM
micro-USB OTG slot
3.5 mm TRRS headphone jack (CTIA)
MicroSD slot, up to 32 GB


Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n
Bluetooth® 4.0
2G GSM (850/900/1800/1900)
3G HSPA+ (900/2100)


Rear: 8 Mpx – 13 Mpx interpolated (Dual-flash and autofocus)
Video resolution: Full HD (1080p)
Frontal: 5 Mpx – 8 Mpx interpolated


Brightness sensor, proximity sensor, accelerometer, eCompass, gyroscope

Other system functions

LED notification, microfone, noise canceller


Operating System: Ubuntu
Languages: Spanish, English, French, Portuguese, German and Italian and many others


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* Images and specifcations from and

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Notice: This article was published on February 27, 2015 and the content above may be out of date.