Linux-based Aquaris E4.5 and E5 Ubuntu phones now available for purchase

As reported late last month, the Aquaris E4.5 and Aquaris E5 are two phones based on the Linux Ubuntu operating system. These are now available for purchase via online retailer Snapdeal.

Ubuntu, a popular alternative operating system traditionally used on desktop, laptops and server, debuted for smartphones last year. The Aquaris E4.5 Ubuntu Edition is based on a 4.5 inch screen with a 540×960 resolution, and runs a MediaTek Quad-core Cortex A7 processor with 8GB of internal memory and 1GB of RAM. It also features a 5 megapixel front camera and 8 megapixel rear camera having autofocus, dual flash and Full HD video recording capability. It is powered by a 2,150mAH Li-Po battery.

The Aquaris E5 is based on a 1.3GHz quad-core Cortex A7 processor, 1GB of RAM, 16GB of internal storage, a larger 5-inch HD screen with a 720×1280 resolution. Its main camera is 13 megapixels based on a high-quality Lagran lens and a BSI sensor. Powering the phone is a 2,500mAH Li-Po battery.

Incorporating a system called ‘scopes’ (basically content from related apps that are displayed on a single screen,) the phones include purpose-created programs for the Indian market including the likes of Eros Now, NDTV, Star Plus, Times of India, Zee TV and Zomato.

These phones are both dual SIM, but are not 4G capable.

The Aquaris E5 will cost Rs 13,499 while the E4.5 is priced at Rs 11,999. Head to the Snapdeal page here for more information.