Today Canonical officially launched the first Ubuntu smartphone called BQ Aquaris E4.5 Ubuntu Edition. The BQ is the Spanish company responsible for the processing and production.
Reportedly, Ubuntu will sell Aquaris E4.5 at just over $ 190. Sell time will be on next week, Canonical said it will quickly sell Aquaris E4.5 in a short period of time in Europe, and only those who follow Ubuntu Twitter or Facebook or BQ readers receive information about the specific sale date of this Ubuntu Phone. With the price of just over $ 190, Canonical Aquaris E4.5 can hardly own a powerful configuration.
Accordingly, the Canonical Aquaris E4.5 only own 4.5-inch display, qHD resolution up to 540×960 pixels, 1,3GHz quad-core processor, MediaTek chip and 1GB of RAM. The internal memory of the device reached up to 8GB, also support microSD card slot to expand memory. The Ubuntu OS Smartphone has a front camera of 5-megapixels and rear camera is a 8-megapixels on board.
The main highlights of the Aquaris E4.5 is the Ubuntu operating system when it brought in his few very promising idea. The Ubuntu OS Smartphone with a concept called Scopes. As you unlock your phone will show “Scopes” is the focus of all relevant information is taken from the Internet. For example, in Section Music Scope and Video Scope, the user does not see the video or music stored on their phone, but the user can also download videos from various sources such as Vimeo, YouTube or Soundcloud.
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The Canonical says about features of Ubuntu Operating System, applications on Ubuntu OS for smartphones will be based on standards HTML5, this will help programmers more easily create apps for the operating system, they do not have to spend too much time and effort like iOS or Android app. Ubuntu OS will be installed several popular applications such as Facebook, Twitter, Amazon, Time Out, Yelp, Soundcloud, Spotify, Cut The Rope etc.
Canonical Aquaris E4.5 Specs:
- Display of 4.5 inches
- Resolution of 540×960 pixels
- Rear Camera of 8 mega pixels
- Front Camera of 5 mega pixels
- Ubantu operating system
- 1.3 GHz quad-core Processor
- MediaTek Chip
- 1GB of RAM
- Internal memory of 8GB
- Expandable memory Yes
- Connectivity of EDGE, GPRS, 3G, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/ g/ n, FM, GPS, Bluetooth, Micro-USB
- Dual SIM