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O2 is all set to bring Cyanogen powered BQ Aquaris X5 to UK in December

O2 is all set to become the first carrier in UK to bring a device powered by Cyanogen OS. O2 will launch the BQ Aquaris X5 in the UK by this December. The handset was launched in Europe by Telefónica recently.


According to a report from Recombu, O2 will become the first carrier to bring a Cyanogen OS powered phone in UK. The recently launched BQ Aquaris X5 will be launched in UK exclusively by O2 under its Refresh Scheme. The plan will start at £19.50 per month along with £9.99 upfront. It will give the customer 500 minutes of talk time and 500 MB of 4G data along with unlimited text messages per month. Check out the specifications of the device.

BQ Aquaris X5 Specifications

The BQ Aquaris X5 features a 5-inch (1280 x 720 pixels) HD IPS display with NTSC 85% and is protected by Asahi Dragontrail glass. It is powered by a 1.4 GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 412 (MSM8916T) 64-bit processor along with 465 MHz Adreno 306 GPU. It has 2 GB of RAM and comes with 16 GB of internal memory which can also be expanded up to 32 GB via microSD card. The device runs on Cyanogen OS 12.1 based on Android 5.1 Lollipop out of the box.

The X5 comes with a 13 megapixel rear primary camera with dual LED flash, Sony IMX214 sensor, f/2.0 aperture, 5P lens, 1/3.06″ sensor size. It also shoots Full HD 1080p videos. On the front, there is a 5 megapixel front-facing camera with f/2.0 aperture, Samsung 5E2 sensor, 4P lens and LED flash for selfies and video calling. The smartphone supports Dual SIM (nano), also comes with 3.5 mm audio jack and FM Radio. It is 7.5 mm thick and weighs 148 grams.

The BQ Aquaris X5 includes 4G LTE, 3G HSPA+, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n and Bluetooth 4.0, USB OTG and GPS as connectivity options. The smartphone packs in a 2,900 mAh battery under the hood.

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