The latest Android One handset is now available in Spain and Portugal

The Android One program is designed by Google to offer low-priced, value-packed Android flavored handsets to emerging markets. The idea is that once entry-level smartphone buyers get used to Android, they will stick with the platform for the rest of their lives. The newest Android One model, the BQ Aquaris A4.5, is now available to consumers in Spain and Portugal with a price tag equivalent to $193 USD.

The Aquaris A4.5 features a 4.5-inch display with a 540 x 960 qHD resolution. That works out to a 245ppi pixel density. The MediaTek MT6735 chipset powers the device, and will contain a quad-core 1GHz CPU. 1GB of RAM is inside, along with 16GB of expandable internal storage. While an 8MP camera can be found on the back of the unit, there is a 5MP snapper in front ready to capture selfies and handle video chats. Remember when a 5MP front-facing camera was something special? You can thank the selfie craze for making manufacturers more focused (no pun intended) on the quality of the camera on the front of their handsets.

A 2470mAh battery keeps the generator humming, and the phone offers dual MicroSIM slots. The Aquaris A4.5 supports 4G LTE connectivity, and Android 5.1.1 is pre-installed. Google guarantees that the phone will receive updates over the next 24 months.

The BQ Aquaris A4.5 can be ordered (in black or white) directly from BQ by clicking on the sourcelink.

source: BQ via AndroidandMe



1. Rager722 unregistered

Why would they go to European countries like Spain and Portugal? I don't think that they're emerging markets..?

6. sgodsell

Posts: 7610; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

Also the other Android one devices in other countries were around $100.

9. boosook

Posts: 1442; Member since: Nov 19, 2012

People who can't afford expensive handsets are everywhere, and many European countries are not so rich and have been hit hard by the recent depression. Anyway, I think that Google is making a big mistake marketing Android One phones as targeted to emerging countries... they should emphasize the fact that it's smooth, stable and always updated. Why not use Android One even in mid-rangers and, why not, in flagships?

2. Joshing4fun

Posts: 1253; Member since: Aug 13, 2010

$193? That actually sounds expensive for what you get. You can find plenty of phones with the same specs (or better) for $100 flat. Maybe you're paying for the support?

3. NotAGeek

Posts: 279; Member since: Jan 26, 2014

I think so.Devices like these will get guaranteed updates for 2 years.This phone will get marshmallow before your average flagship

7. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

you cant find MT6735 on $100 phone, it use 4xA53 just like SD410.. all quadcore at $100 flat is using 4xA7 but i still choose meizu m2 note, lenovo k3 note, or redmi2

8. javy108

Posts: 1004; Member since: Jul 27, 2014

You can get phones with iPhone 6s specs for 300$, of course your paying for support.

10. boosook

Posts: 1442; Member since: Nov 19, 2012

yes, the price is too high, even considering support and the fact that in Europe phones are more expensive, but you can buy a phones with HD screens and 2GB of ram like the zenfone 2 for almost the same price or just slightly more.

4. legiloca

Posts: 1676; Member since: Nov 11, 2014

you guys might wanna check out Cherry Mobile One G1 (Philippines) :D

5. cgarcia2694

Posts: 22; Member since: Aug 14, 2015

That huge bottom bezel though. Not to mention that it will most likely use on-screen navigation buttons. LOL.

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