On the 26th of July bq will release its brand new smartphone: the Aquaris 5, a 5-inch screener with a price tag of only 199,90€.
The main attraction of the new Aquaris 5 in the IPS qHD 5 inch screen with viewing angles that reach 178 degrees allowing the user to have a great visual experience in any perspective whatsoever.
One might think that the 5-inch screen would make the device heavier or thicker but that’s not the case since the Aquaris weighs only 170g and is only 9.9mm thick.
The Aquaris 5 will be driven by a 1.2GHz Quad Core A7 Cortex processor, which will allow for balanced power and battery consumption. This processor was engineered putting battery concerns on the top of its priority list but its four cores make it a very powerful processor.
bq says the Aquaris 5 performance when it comes to user interface is very quick, multitasking is optimized and those heavy applications we are used to are run in a very fluid fashion.
Taking into account the Aquaris’ specifications, that include a 5-inch screen, a Quad Core processor and a 300MHz GPU PowerVR Serie5 SGX, it had to be fitted with a battery that could handle the job and still keep the user satisfied when it came to battery life, and thus appeared the 2200mAh battery. This battery has a calculated battery life of 10 hours of talk time, 6 hours browsing and 8 hours of video.
Of course bq would equip its latest device with the latest version of Android currently available, 4.2 Jelly Bean. Software wise, the Aquaris has the OTA application that alerts the user when firmware updates are available and allows the user to install them without any nuisance.
Both OTA and software updates are programmed in Spain by bq’s engineering team, which means their compatibility is total.
The newest bq flagship, as all bq devices will have no network provider associated with it, sticking to bq’s policy that the user should be able to decide which provider and contract he/she wants.
The Aquaris 5 will also allow company workers to make the most out of it since it has Dual SIM capability.
Other specifications of the Aquaris 5 worth mentioning are the following:
- 8MP rear camera with flash
- 16GB internal memory /up to 64GB via micro SD card
- Connectivity wise: 3G
- Bluetooth and GPS (with eCompass and Giroscope)
The new Aquaris 5 will be available in all mass retailers as well as specialized stores and in bq’s online store at a price tag of 199.90€.
Here’s a quote from bq’s Vice President, Antonio Quirós:
The bq Aquaris 5 is our second smartphone and with it we want to show we are in the smartphone market to stay. The same as we have done in the ereaders and tablet markets, we want to become a reference brand in the smartphone sector providing devices with the latest technologies and affordable prices.
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