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BQ unveils the Android One Aquaris X2 and X2 Pro, Snapdragon 636 and Snapdragon 660 in tow

The BQ Aquaris X2 Pro. (Source: BQ)
The BQ Aquaris X2 Pro. (Source: BQ)
BQ has unveiled its new mid-rangers in the guise of the Aquaris X2 and its Pro variant. Both devices are identical but one opts for a Snapdragon 636 and the other a Snapdragon 660. Prices start at US$370.

BQ is one of the lesser-known smartphone brands. While the Spanish company is recognized in its home country—and in some parts of Europe—it's a completely different story in North America and other regions of the globe. The company has unveiled its two smartphones, the BQ Aquaris X2 and its more powerful Aquaris X2 Pro sibling.

The Aquaris X2 features a 5.65-inch FHD+ display, with Corning Gorilla Glass for protection, although that may as well be standard now. It is powered by a Snapdragon 636 and comes in two memory configurations of 3 GB of RAM and 32 GB of storage, and 4 GB of RAM and 64 GB of storage. Camera-wise, it features a dual rear setup (12 MP + 5 MP, f/1.8), and an unspecified selfie sensor. The X2 gets its juice from a 3100 mAh battery, chargeable via Quick Charge 4+.

The Aquaris X2 pro is identical to its base sibling. It shares the same display size and resolution,  battery, and camera setup. However, it's powered by a Snapdragon 660 instead, and comes in 4/64 GB or 6/128 GB packages.

Both devices are Android One offerings. The Aquaris X2 is available in Carbon Black Sand Gold and comes with a €309.90 (US$370) price tag. The X2 Pro is available in Midnight Black, Glaze White, and Deep Silver. It costs €389.90 (US$465). Both price tags are admittedly on the high side, as you can find better value with devices like the Nokia 7 Plus, Redmi Note 5 Pro, and even the Honor View 10.


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Ricci Rox, 2018-05-11 (Update: 2018-05-11)