Hello Linux Geeksters. As you may know, Canonical and BQ have adopted Xiaomi’s selling strategy and decided to create limited flash sales for BQ’s first Ubuntu Phone: BQ Aquaris E4.5 Ubuntu Edition.
On the 11th of February, over 12.000 BQ Aquaris E4.5 have been sold in two flash sales. The next flash sale will take place tomorrow, at 9 AM CET (Central European Time). The Ubuntu phone from BQ will be available for ordering via the bq website, for €169.90.
If you are interesting in purchasing the first Ubuntu device, you will need to create a free account on the BQ website, login and wait for the flash sale to begin with all the needed data filled in, so that you only finalize the order at 9 o’clock in the morning tomorrow.
As a reminder, BQ Aquaris E4.5 Ubuntu Edition comes in black and features a 4.5 inch, 960×540 qHD resolution display, a MediaTek Quad Core Cortex A7 1.3 GHz CPU, 8 GB of internal storage, 1 GB of RAM memory, a 5 megapixel front camera and an 8 megapixel rear one with autofocus, dual flash and full HD video capture, ARM Mali 400 graphics, a 2150 mAh Li-Ion battery, and comes with an unlocked bootloader.