First set of Ubuntu phones in India, the Aquaris E4.5 and Aquaris E5, are all set to arrive via Snapdeal. Both Aquaris E4.5 and Aquaris E5 will arrive by the end of August for 11,999 INR and 13,499 INR respectively.
Cristian Parrino, VP Mobile at Canonical states: ‘”Launching Ubuntu phones in India is a fantastic milestone as we strive to make Ubuntu phones available to enthusiasts and developers in as many marketsas possible, during this first phase of our launch. I am thrilled that our partners BQ and Snapdeal have the drive and foresight to make this happen.”
BQ Aquaris E4.5 Ubuntu Edition features a 4.5 Inch qHD (540 X 960) display and is powered by 1.3 GHz quad core processor with 1GB RAM and 8GB expandable storage (up to 32GB).
The rear 8MP camera can stitch 13MP shots using software trickery, and the 5 MP front snapper can capture 8MP shots, again using software interpolation. Other features include Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0, 3G (HSPA+), GPS/ A-GPS, Micro-USB with OTG, FM radio, and 2150mAh battery.
BQ Aquaris E5 Ubuntu Edition, on the other hand, rests on the top rung of the ladder. It includes a 5 Inch HD Display powered by same 1.3 GHz quad core chip with 1GB RAM and 16GB internal storage.
The rear camera has been bumped up to 13MP, while a simpler 5 MP shooter handles the selfie department. Other features include Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0, 3G (HSPA+), GPS/ A-GPS, Micro-USB, FM radio and 2500 mAh battery.
“The success we have seen with the Aquaris E4.5 and E5 Ubuntu Editions in Europe has precipitated this follow-on launch with Snapdeal in India”, remarks German Lopez, COO of Spanish handset manufacturer BQ. “Snapdeal has proven to be an ideal launch partner given its fervent commitment to introducing exclusive and novel products to the Indian market, to ensure customers get a broad and differentiated choice’’.
Key Specifications of Aquaris E4.5 and Aquaris E5 Ubuntu Editions:
|Model||Aquaris E4.5||Aquaris E5|
|Display||4.5 Inch, qHD||5 Inch, HD|
|Processor||1.3 GHz quad core processor||1.3 GHz quad core processor|
|Camera||8MP rear and 5MP front camera||13MP rear and 5MP front camera|
|Battery||2150 mAh||2500 mAh|
|Software||Ubuntu Touch||Ubuntu Touch|
|Price||11,999 INR||13,999 INR|