Spanish phone maker BQ sure likes Ubuntu. Back in February, it became the first company to launch a smartphone running Ubuntu, and today we get word of a second device coming soon too.
This will be called BQ Aquaris E5 HD Ubuntu Edition. Compared to the previously launched Aquaris E 4.5 Ubuntu Edition, the new model is going to be bigger.
It will sport a 5-inch 720p IPS touchscreen, a MediaTek chipset with a 1.3 GHz quad-core Cortex-A7 CPU, 1GB of RAM, and 16GB of storage. There's a 13 MP camera with dual-LED flash on the back, and a 5 MP front snapper. The phone boasts dual-SIM functionality.
The Aquaris E5 HD Ubuntu Edition will become available throughout the EU in mid-June for €199.90 ($223) sans contract.
What remains to be seen is how many people will consider shelling out that amount of cash for a handset with these specs (and missing 4G), and one which is running a pretty much unproven mobile OS.
It's out of stock.
the product is very good we like it we need more in ghana
Ubuntu didn't seriously on this device when they pop out with the testing device high price, slow specification and just have a big camera for small storage... so much kidding.