Meet the BQ Aquaris E4.5 Ubuntu Edition. It's basically got the exact same hardware as the already available BQ Aquaris E4.5, only that runs Android. Hence the "Ubuntu Edition" moniker. The phone has a 4.5-inch 540x960 touchscreen, an 8 MP rear camera with dual-LED flash, and a 5 MP front-facing one. Powering things up is a MediaTek chipset with a 1.3 GHz quad-core Cortex-A7 processor, aided by 1GB of RAM. Internal storage is 8GB, and the handset comes with dual-SIM support.
Interestingly, BQ will make the Aquaris E4.5 Ubuntu Edition available through a series of flash sales. This emulates the model successfully employed by many Chinese companies, especially Xiaomi. The phone will only be out in Europe. It will be sold unlocked for €169.90 (that's around $192). You'll be able to get a "SIM bundle" at purchase from one of the following carriers: 3 Sweden, amena.com in Spain, giffgaff in the UK, and Portugal Telecom. The device will obviously work on other networks too.
- Slots for two micro-SIM cards so you can use your phone on more than one network
- Dragontrail glass for scratch and impact resistance
- 8 megapixel camera with autofocus and dual flash
- Full HD (1080p) camera for super-sharp video recording
- 8 GB internal memory with MicroSD slot for extra storage (up to 32GB)
- Dimensions: 137 x 67 x 9 mm
- Weight: 123g