BQ Aquaris E4.5, Aquaris E5 HD with Ubuntu OS launched in India


Spanish vendor, BQ has launched the first smartphones with Ubuntu OS in the Indian market, the Aquaris E4.5 and Aquaris E5 HD.

These devices will be selling at a price of Rs 11,999 and 13,499 respectively. Both offer dual SIM functionalities and will be shipped in Black and White colour variants.

The BQ Aquaris E5 HD comes with a 5-inch HD display and is powered by a 1.3GHz quad-core MediaTek processor paired with 1GB RAM.


It boasts a 13MP rear shooter with dual LED flash and BSI sensor and Largan lens. It also sports a 5MP front facing camera.

It comes with 16GB of internal storage capacity which can be expanded up to 32GB via microSD card.

Connectivity options include Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0, 3G (HSPA+), GPS/ A-GPS, Micro-USB, and FM radio. It measures 142x71x8.6mm, weighs 134 grams. It is juiced by a 2500mAH battery.


The BQ Aquaris E4.5 Ubuntu Edition on the other hand features a 4.5-inch qHD (540×960 pixels) resolution display with pixel density of 240ppi.

It is powered by a quad-core MediaTek processor (Cortex-A7) clocked at 1.3GHz, the handset includes a Mali 400 GPU for handling the graphics, coupled with 1GB of RAM.

The smartphone sports an 8MP rear camera with dual-LED flash and a BSI sensor and a 5MP front-facing camera.

Both the cameras feature interpolation or picture-stitching technology that allows users to take 13MP images with the rear camera, and 8MP images with the front-facing camera.

It has 8GB of inbuilt storage with microSD card expandability (up to 32GB card), the Aquaris E4.5 Ubuntu Edition also offers Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0, 3G (HSPA+), GPS/ A-GPS, Micro-USB with OTG, and FM radio connectivity options.

The BQ Aquaris E4.5 Ubuntu Edition measures 137x67x9mm, weighs 123 grams, is backed by a 2150mAh Li-Po battery.


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