BQ Aquaris X2 and X2 Pro are Android One phones with the Snapdragon 636/660

Many have considered the Android One line to be the successor to the Google Play Edition series of devices. Both programs shipped non-Google devices with stock Android and fast updates. Sadly, the Google Play Edition program didn’t last very long, but we’re seeing Android One pick up where it left things off. The latest company to work with Google for Android One devices is Spanish manufacturer BQ and they have just announced the Aquaris X2 alongside the Aquaris X2 Pro.

As you can see from the spec sheet below, these two new BQ smartphones share a lot of similarities as they only differ in a few key areas. For example, both the Aquaris X2 and the Aquaris X2 Pro ship with a 5.65″ 2.5D Full HD+ displays with a 3,100mAh capacity batteries inside it to keep things powered on. Both have a 12MP and 5MP dual camera setup on the back of the device and both have an f1.8 aperture sensor with Portrait Mode built into it. The build materials of these devices are anodized aluminum with the regular Aquaris X2 boasting top-quality polycarbonate, while the Aquaris X2 Pro advertises its 3D glass setup.

BQ Aquaris X2 BQ Aquaris X2 Pro
Display 5.65″ FHD+, 2.5D Corning® Gorilla® Glass 5.65″ FHD+, 2.5D Corning® Gorilla® Glass
Processor Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 636
8x Kryo™1.8 GHz
Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 660
8x Kryo™2.2 GHz
Battery 3100 mAh, Quick Charge 4+ 3100 mAh, Quick Charge 4+
Rear Camera Dual Camera 12 MP + 5 MP, ƒ/1.8, Portrait Mode Dual Camera 12 MP + 5 MP, ƒ/1.8, Portrait Mode
Frame / Back Anodized aluminium / Top-quality polycarbonate Anodized aluminium / 3D Glass
Configurations 32GB + 3GB RAM
64GB + 4GB RAM
64GB + 4GB RAM
128GB + 6GB RAM
Colors Carbon Black
Sand Gold
Midnight Black
Glaze White
Deep Silver
Bands 4G+ (Cat 6):1 (2100) / 3 (1800) / 7 (2600) / 20 (800)
3G: I (2100) / II (1900) / IV (1700/2100) / V(850) / VIII(900)
2G (850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900)
4G+ (Cat 6):1 (2100) / 3 (1800) / 7 (2600) / 20 (800)
3G: I (2100) / II (1900) / IV (1700/2100) / V(850) / VIII(900)
2G (850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900)
Misc Wi-Fi® 802.11b/g/n/ac (dual band- 2.4 GHz / 5 GHz) Bluetooth® 5.0 GPS / Galileo / Glonass NFC Wi-Fi® 802.11b/g/n/ac (dual band- 2.4 GHz / 5 GHz) Bluetooth® 5.0 GPS / Galileo / Glonass NFC
Price From 309,90€ From 389,90€

The rest of the specs are different, though, with the regular Aquaris X2 rocking the Snapdragon 636 SoC and the X2 Pro opting for Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 660 chipset. Thanks to the recent announcement from Qualcomm, these devices should be upgraded to Android P quickly. The less expensive of the two will come in two configurations, where one gets you 3GB of RAM and 32GB of storage, while the other is equipped with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage. The X2 Pro, however, has 4GB of RAM and 64GB of storage as its base model and 6GB of RAM and 128GB of storage as its premium variant.


Source: BQ

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