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BQ Aquaris X5 Plus with Snapdragon 652 Processor & 16MP Camera Announced

BQ, a Spanish mobile manufacturer, known for making first Ubuntu OS handset, BQ Aquaris E5 HD, and E4.5 has announced their latest smartphones at the MWC event happing in Barcelona. The home country of the mobile maker has been seeing a lot of International crowds this week as the biggest mobile event is going on. Looking to woo this crowd, the company has showcased the Aquaris X5 Plus, which sports an interesting set of specification and it runs on the Android Marshmallow 6.0.1 out of the box.

The BQ Aquaris X5 Plus sports a 5-inch Full HD display and offers brightness level of about 500 nits. Under the hood, the device is powered by a Snapdragon 652 processor, which makes it the first device to sport this chipset. It is an Octa-core processor clocking at 1.4GHz, supported by Adreno 510 GPU. The device offers two models; 2GB and 3GB variants and has options of 16GB/32GB/64GB of internal storage on those two variants.

The camera package on Aquaris X5 Plus includes 16-megapixel image sensor on the rear, it is Sony Exmor IMX298 sensor, which can also be seen on the flagship Huawei Mate 8. It’s an acclaimed sensor, so expect good photo outputs from his rear module. It has dual-tone LED Flash support and has aperture number of f/2.0. While on the front is an 8-megapixel camera module using Sony IMX219 sensor with same f/2.0 aperture number. These are quite the camera features sporting on the latest BQ handset.

On the rear side, the device packs a fingerprint sensor for biometric security purposes. Regarding connectivity options, it will have 4G LTE, HSPA+, NFC, Bluetooth 4.1, GPS, Wi-Fi and microUSB port. The device will support two nano SIM cards as well. Measuring 7.7mm in thickness and weighing around 150 grams, it will be fueled by a 3100mAh capacity battery.

The pricing and availability of the device are unknown for now, but we would be looking out on the web and enquiring with the official in-person at the MWC event as we are present in Barcelona. If you have any queries about this device or any other shoot in the comments section below.

By Vishal Toshiwal on Tuesday 23rd of Feb 2016


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