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BQ unveils Aquaris X and Aquaris X Pro handsets

BQ Aquaris X Pro Android smartphone with Qualcomm Snapdragon 626 and dual camera setup
BQ Aquaris X Pro
These two new handsets will hit the market in May and June, both with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 626 processor and running Android 7.1.1 out of the box. They are also BQ's first smartphones to feature USB Type-C and Quick Charge 3.0.

Spanish brand BQ is back with two premium mid-range handsets that promise "to completely revolutionise the concept of photography in this price range." Dubbed Aquaris X and Aquaris X Pro, these smartphones use a Qualcomm Snapdragon 626 processor and are the brand's first handsets to offer Quick Charge 3.0.

While using the same processor and the same 5.2-inch full HD IPS LTPS display, the memory and storage space offered are different. BQ Aquaris X comes with 3 GB/32 GB, while the Pro version has 4 GB RAM and 64 GB or 128 GB internal storage. Both feature the same 8 MP front camera, but the Pro has a dual camera setup on its back (12 MP sensors), while the Aquaris X has a single 16 MP image shooter on its back.

The remaining specs and features are not surprising, given the prices - WiFi, Bluetooth 4.2, 4G LTE, fingerprint reader, NFC, and HiFi audio. The Aquaris X Pro comes in Glaze White and Midnight Black, while its sibling's two color options are Pearl Rose and Mineral Black. Both are expected to launch with Android 7.1.1 on board.

Aquaris X is expected to hit the market in May for €289.9 EUR (~$311 USD), while the Aquaris X Pro should arrive one month later with two storage options, as mentioned earlier. The prices would be €369.9 EUR (~$397 USD) and €409.9 EUR (~$440 USD).

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Codrut Nistor, 2017-03-16 (Update: 2017-03-16)
Codrut Nistor
Codrut Nistor - News Editor
Although I have been writing about new software and hardware for almost a decade, I consider myself to be old school. I always enjoy listening to music on CD or tape instead of digital files and I will not even get into the touchscreen vs physical keys debate. However, I also enjoy new technology, as I now have the chance to take a look at the future every day. I joined the Notebookcheck crew back in 2013 and I have no plans to leave the ship anytime soon.