BQ Aquaris X and X Pro Debuts with 5.2-inch FHD display, Android 7.1.1, Snapdragon 626 SoC
BQ has announced new camera-focused Android Nougat smartphones – the BQ Aquaris X and BQ Aquaris X Pro in Europe. Both smartphones users in the era of Android 7.1.1 smartphones from company and will also see the update roll-out to last year’s BQ Aquaris X5 Plus.
The BQ Aquaris X and X Pro have similar specs however the later comes with extra features, earning it the Pro moniker. Both have a 5.2-inch (1920 x 1080 pixels) Full HD display with 2.5D curved glass, rear fingerprint sensor, Octa-Core Qualcomm Snapdragon 626 processor (MSM8953 Pro), front 8MP camera, 4G LTE support, USB Type-C 2.0 port and a 3000/3100mAh battery with Quick Charge 3.0.
BQ Aquaris X
Housed in a polycarbonate body with Beckers finish + anodized aluminium metal body frame, the BQ Aquaris X packs 3GB of RAM and 32GB built-in expandable storage space. For phototgraphy, the main camera is a 16MP camera with Sony IMX298 Exmor RS sensor, 5-element lens, f/2.0 aperture, and PDAF.
The front camera is a 8MP snapper with Samsung S5K4H8YX sensor and f/2.0 aperture. Measuring 146.5 x 72.7 x 7.9 mm and weighing in at 153 grams, the Aquarius X is equipped with NXP TFA9896 amp and supports Dual Band Wi-Fi 802.11 ac, Bluetooth 4.2, NFC and GPS/Galileo/Glonass connectivity.
BQ Aquaris X Pro
The BQ Aquaris X Pro sports a metal body frame with 3D glass covering on the rear, 4GB RAM and the option of either 64GB or 128GB storage space. This model has a rear 12MP Dual Pixel camera with Samsung S5K2L7 sensor, f/1.8 aperture, Dual PDAF and dual-tone LED flash.
The front camera is a 8MP snapper with Samsung S5K4H8YX sensor. It measures 146.5 x 72.7 x 7.8 mm, weighs 158 grams and features ESS Technology ES9118 SABRE Hi-Fi for audio.
Pricing and Availability
- The BQ Aquaris X will go on sale in the first week of May for EUR 279.90 with the option of choosing either Mineral Black or Pearl Rose colours.
- The BQ Aquaris X Pro is priced at at EUR 359.90 for the 64GB model and EUR 399.90 for the 128GB one. It arrives in Midnight Black or White Glaze colours and goes on sale in the first week of June.