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BQ Aquaris E4.5 is the world’s first Ubuntu smartphone, to go on sale next week: Specifications and features

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Nearly two years after Ubuntu OS was announced, the first smartphone is finally set to go on sale next week. The smartphone called BQ Aquaris E4.5 Ubuntu Edition is priced at 169.90 (Rs 11,920 approximately), and will go on sale in Europe next week. Also Read - WhatsApp safety features every user should be aware of

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The smartphone is essentially based on an existing smartphone called Aquaris E4.5, which is developed by BQ. The only difference is this new smartphone is preloaded with Ubuntu s mobile operating system. Also Read - Hero Passion Pro XTec launched in India at price of Rs 74,590: Check options

As far as specifications are concerned, the smartphone features a 4.5-inch qHD (960×540 pixels) display, and is powered by a Cortex-A7 quad-core chipset running at up to 1.3GHz and paired with 1GB of RAM. Also included is 8GB internal storage, microSD card slot, 8-megapixel rear camera, 5-megapixel front camera, and a dual-SIM card slot.

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Canonical s Ubuntu OS boasts gesture-based UI and features a concept called Scopes. This includes visually-rich panels that aggregate and display content like Weather, Music or News. The company has also made these panels customizable for handset makers and operators. You can read about all the features here.

  • Published Date: February 8, 2015 12:18 PM IST
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