As a reminder, the BQ Aquaris E4.5 Ubuntu Edition is the first Ubuntu Phone, but also the Meizu MX4 Ubuntu Edition will be available in Europe soon, now the phone being shipped only in China.
Mark Shuttleworth has announced a while ago that a new BQ Ubuntu Phone will be released soon and now, new information about this has been revealed. The next Ubuntu phone is BQ Aquaris E5 HD, which will become available all over Europe in mid-June, this year.
Bq Aquaris E5 HD Ubuntu Edition uses better hardware specs than the previous version: a 5-inch IPS HD display with a 720 x 1280 pixels resolution, uses a MediaTek 1.3 GHz quad-core Cortex A7 CPU, 1 GB of RAM, 16 GB of internal storage, 13 MP BSI sensor with Largan lense and a 5 MP rear camera, dual flash and support for Full HD video recording (1080p) and dual SIM.
Also, the Bq Aquaris E5 HD is a convergent device.
As a reminder, Canonical’s main goal is to create a full desktop-mobile operating system, meaning that the same code to run on both desktop and mobile devices. Also, by adding a monitor, keyboard and a mouse to the phone, it is supposed to behave as a regular desktop.
Aquaris E5 HD Ubuntu Edition will be released in a few weeks and should be available in Europe,via the Bq store, for €199.90 ($218).