India in August will mark the launch of two new Ubuntu operating system based smartphones- Aquaris 4.5 and Aquaris 5 by Spanish device maker BQ exclusive via Snapdeal.
Ubuntu is a Debian-based open-source Linux operating system that runs everywhere from the smartphone, the tablet and the PC to the server and the cloud. “There’s been high demand for Ubuntu phones in India since the Aquaris E 4.5 Ubuntu Edition was launched earlier this year. India has since long been, and continues to be, a priority market for Ubuntu, having had a successful and established PC business in the region for many years,” the company said.
Aquaris 4.5 andAquaris 5 will be available on Snapdeal by the end of August at a price of Rs. 11,999 and Rs.13,999 respectively.
The 8GB Aquaris E 4.5 Ubuntu Edition comes with a five-megapixel front camera and a eight-megapixel rear camera with autofocus, dual flash and full HD (1080p) for super sharp video. It runs on MediaTek Quad Core Cortex A7 processor and 1GB RAM for a faster experience.
The Aquaris E5 Ubuntu edition comes with impressive features including a 5-inch display with IPS HD technology, HD screen resolution of 720 x 1280 pixels. The device features a five megapixel front camera and 13-megapixel rear camera, equipped with high quality Largan lenses and BSI sensors.
Both devices will come in black colour and fully unlocked with dual SIM functionality.
Canonical’s vice president, mobile, Cristian Parrino said: “Launching Ubuntu phones in India is a fantastic milestone as we strive to make Ubuntu phones available to enthusiasts and developers in as many markets as possible, during this first phase of our launch. I am thrilled that our partners BQ and Snapdeal have the drive and foresight to make this happen.”