Google expands the initiative into more countries
Google has officially launched a new Android One device in Europe. The new device, dubbed the Aquaris A4.5, is being offered by local phone brand BQ in Spain and Portugal for €169.9 (9K) and €179.9 (9.5K) respectively.
BQ Aquaris A4.5 specs
- Quad-core MediaTek MT6735M processor
- 1GB of RAM
- 4.5-inch qHD display, 540 x 960 resolution
- 16GB of storage
- 8-megapixel rear camera
- 5-megapixel front camera
- 3G, LTE
- WiFi, Bluetooth, GPS, A-GPS
- Android 5.1 Lollipop
- 2470mAh battery
The Aquaris A4.5 is a second generation Android One smartphone, much in the same vein as Cherry Mobile’s One G1. This is the first phone in the initiative (to our knowledge) that sports a MediaTek processor that has LTE capability – if you recall, Cherry Mobile’s One G1 used a Snapdragon 410 processor, not the MediaTek MT6735M that runs in the Aquaris A4.5. Other specs of the phone include a 4.5-inch qHD display, 1GB of RAM, 16GB of storage and a 8-megapixel rea/5-megapixel front camera combo.
While the price of the phone is quite high compared to the offerings here in the PH, remember that European countries generally have higher tariffs and taxes compared to ours.