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Ubuntu phone upgraded – meet the BQ Aquaris E5

Weren't so sure on the lower specs of the Aquaris E4.5 Ubuntu Edition? Then look no further than the upgraded E5 for a better, more powerful Ubuntu Phone

2015 is finally the year we’re getting to see full, production model Ubuntu Phones that everyone can have. Out of the gate it had a bit of a weak start, which you can read about in our review of the BQ Aquaris E4.5 Ubuntu Edition, but a lot of the hardware issues we had look like to be somewhat addressed with the release of the BQ Aquaris E5 Ubuntu Edition.

The next generation of Ubuntu phones are already here
The next generation of Ubuntu phones are already here

The new E5 has a 720p, 5” IPS LCD screen, a Quad Core Cortex A7 processor and 1GB of RAM. While it’s not the most powerful phone in the world, it’s a lot more competent than the E4.5 and a bit more comparable to today’s higher end phones.

The phone is going on sale during this month for 199.99 (£147), so keep an eye on the BQ store for when it’s released.