Mundo Reader a Spanish smartphone maker operating as BQ has launched Aquaris A4.5 the Android One smartphone, first one for European markets. The budget range BQ Aquaris A4.5 will be available for purchase in Portugal and Spain currently, launch in other European countries coming up soon.
BQ earlier has many phones both with Android and Ubuntu powered OS. Running on Android 5.1.1 Lollipop good thing about Aquaris A4.5 is that the company in support with Google will deliver latest software update for two years. What I like personally about Android One phone is that they come up with no bloatware apps so that it becomes easier for Google to deliver stock Android updates. So that means that the device sooner or later will be updated with Android 6.0 Marshmallow. With this smartphone launch, Google has revised support of official software update from 18 months to 24 months.
In terms of display we have 4.5 inch touchscreen display with 960 x 540 pixels qHD producing pixel density of 245 PPI along with Dragontrail glass protection on top. Internally the device is powered with 64 bit Mediatek MT6735 chipset with quad core processor, 1 GB RAM and Mali T720 to handle GPU. It packs larger 2450 mAh Li-Polymer battery for the display size and includes dual SIM support. There is a total of 16 GB internal storage on the device with 10.5 GB available for end users and also included is the micro SD card slot, 4G LTE connectivity, Bluetooth v4.0.
In the camera section we have 8 mega pixel rear assembly and 5 mega pixel snapper on the front for selfies.
Locally it will be competing with budget smartphone offering by EE, Vodafone, Orange and Movistar in this part of the world.
For those are interested in buying this handset, head over to BQ’s store and order one for yourself but you should be resident of Spain or Portugal.
Google has received a good response to Android One initiative as it was successful in Asian countries. Lets see how consumers in Europe responds to it.