Telefonica teams with BQ to release the Aquaris X5

Telefonica has teamed up with BQ to be the first mobile operator in Europe to launch a Cyanogen OS-powered smartphone. The first smartphone from the duo is the Aquarius X5, which features a 5-inch display with Cyanogen OS 12.1 pre-loaded on it. Under the hood, the Aquarius X5 has a Snapdragon 412 processor, 2GB of RAM paired with 16GB of storage that can be expanded with a microSD card.

As for cameras, the X5 has a 13MP rear shooter along with a 5MP front-facing unit, and its powered by a 2900mAh battery to get you through the day. The Aquarius X5 is priced at €209 outright, or as low as €8.7 per month. It will launch first in Spain on Movistar, with availability following in the UK in December as an exclusive to O2, and then at a later time to Germany.

Source: Telefonica, O2

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