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BQ Aquaris A4.5 – First Android One Smartphone to Launch in Europe



Spanish smartphone manufacturer BQ has unveiled their maiden Android One smartphone for European markets. The company today unveiled a new low-cost smartphone called ‘BQ Aquaris A4.5.’ As of now the device is available to purchase only in Spain and Portugal, and will be made available in other countries in the coming days.

This is the same company that has recently launched Ubuntu-powered smartphones BQ Aquaris E4.5 and Aquaris E5 in India. BQ has partnered with Snapdeal to sell the devices exclusively on their website. While the first phase of Android One launches are priced around $100 and are only limited to Asian countries.

Recently Lava has launched the second edition of Android One smartphone called Lava Pixel V1 at a price of Rs.11,350 (approx $173). Last month, Android One also entered Africa with the launch of Infinix HOT 2 smartphone. Talking about the Aquaris A4.5, it is conformed to get latest software updates at least for 24 months.

It sports a 4.5-inch QHD (960×540) display with a pixel density of 245ppi and comes with a Dragontrail glass protection. Under the hood is the 64-bit MediaTek MT6735 quad-core processor coupled with Mali T720 GPU and 1GB of RAM. It has 16GB of internal storage while only 10.5GB will be available to the end user, and it also includes a microSD card slot for storage expansion up to 64GB.

There is a 2,470mAh battery, an 8MP rear camera along with dual LED flash and a 5MP front-facing camera. The device supports dual SIM dual standby and offers 4G LTE connectivity along with Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0, GPS/A-GPS, and MicroUSB 2.0.

The device runs on Android 5.1.1 Lollipop with zero bloatware apps. It also includes double tap to wake/sleep feature and Dolby surround for better sound quality. Let’s see whether Android One can taste success at least in the Europe.

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