Spanish company BQ Mobile intends on 9 June to release for sale the smartphone Bq Aquaris E5 Ubuntu Edition, the second device based on the platform of Ubuntu Phone. The new model will be sold for 199.90 euros, or 30 euros more expensive than the produced model Bq Aquaris E4.5.
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Bq Aquaris E5 will come with a bigger screen (5 inch (1280x720) instead of the 4.5 inch (540×960)), a battery of 2500 mAh (instead of 2150 mAh) and better digital camera (13 megapixels instead of 8). The kit includes 16GB eMMC card (in E4.5 map was supplied for 8 GB). Otherwise similar characteristics: the device is equipped with a four-core processor MediaTek ARM Cortex A7 (1.3 GHz),graphics accelerator Mali 400 GPU (500 MHz), 1Gb RAM, Dual micro-SIM, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0.
In October, the company Bq intends to release the first smartphone with the implementation of desktop mode - the handset can be connected to monitor/TV via the HDMI port, to connect a keyboard and mouse, and get a full workstation, which will be available and synchronized all information used when handling the device is in phone mode. Working environment when working in the desktop mode of the system will be built based on staffing Unity shell and regular desktop applications used in the Assembly of Ubuntu for desktop systems. The coexistence of desktops and mobile membranes will be organized in seamless mode: all open in a mobile browser page and saved bookmarks will be available in the full desktop version of the browser, from the desktop mode you can add and edit contacts, make calls, send SMS, access calendar-scheduler.
Meanwhile, the Chinese company Meizu announced the price and approximate date of commencement of sales in Europe smartphone Ubuntu MX4. The device is equipped with a 5-inch screen (1152x1920) and are based on SoC MediaTek MT6595 with two Quad-core CPU - powerful Cortex-A17 (2.2 GHz) and energy-efficient Cortex-A7 (1.7 GHz), GPU PowerVR G6200, 2GB RAM, 16GB Flash, 20.7-megapixel camera, a 3,100 mAh battery, the Smartphone will be priced at 299.99 euros and will be available to European customers next month.