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


Screen

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

Processor

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

Memory

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.

Battery

LiPo 2150 mAh

Connections

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

Connectivity

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

Webcam

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

Sensors

Brightness sensor, proximity sensor, accelerometer, eCompass, gyroscope

Other system functions

LED notification, microfone, noise canceller

Interface

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


Images


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* Images and specifcations from Ubuntu.com and BQ.com