Google brings Android One project to Portugal and Spain

In a bid to get more people to use their services, Google is pushing the Android One project to as many places as possible. Few weeks ago, it hit our country Nigeria, Just last week it was launched in Ghana, and yesterday it was announced in both Portugal and Spain.

Android-One-Spain

This was done in collaboration with local OEM BQ, and the device (pictured below) is the BQ Aquaris  A4.5. Specs wise, the phone comes with 4G LTE, 8 MP/ 5MP combo for camera, 1 GHz Quad-core MTK processor, 1 GB RAM and 16 GB inbuilt memory. See the full specs sheet HERE.

BQ-Aquaris-A4.5

The phone is available for sale on the official BQ store, priced at €169.90 in Spain and €179.90 in Portugal.

 

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7 comments

  1. rather underwhelming specs, slow chipset + 1 GB RAM. asides LTE it’s not as good as the Infinix Hot 2 yet it’s about twice as expensive

    1. When dealing with international exchange rates/currencies, you may want to put into considerations other factors that impact pricing i.e minimum wage, inflation, tax, cost of production, earning power, and a few others. That is a local device over there and android one’s aim is to be affordable. Im sure to them, thats really affordable just like infinix is the Nigerian version.

      In plain words…You dont judge all currencies/economies based on the power of the Naira. You will get it wrong!

    2. the devices aren’t made in Spain, they’re probably made in China so cost of production isn’t increased. sales taxes alone can’t justify the difference, but i understand, was talking from a bang for buck perspective

  2. Thought such low end specs and the Android One project are mostly geared towards the Third World and low income market bracket,seems Google is breaking new Frontiers with this recent European launch..

  3. BQ are also the people who did the first Ubuntu phone, so this development is an interesting one. So far it looks like they’re the only European phone manufacturer to date doing an Android One device.

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