BQ, a smartphone manufacturer from Spain has unveiled two new mid-range smartphones today namely, BQ Aquaris VS and Aquaris VS Plus. Both the BQ phones share common specs, but the Plus variant is a larger model with some enhanced features.
BQ Aquaris VS Specifications and Pricing
The Aquaris VS is fitted with a 5.2-inch IPS LCD display that supports HD resolution. The screen is tucked under a layer of 2.5D curved glass and it offers a maximum brightness of 520-nits.
The Snapdragon 430 chipset powers the Aquaris VS. Its 32 GB and 64 GB models respectively feature 3 GB and 4 GB of RAM. The handset is fueled by a 3,100mAh battery and it carries support for Quick Charge 3.0. The handset is preloaded with Android 7.1.2 Nougat. Its rear side features a fingerprint scanner and a 12-megapixel camera with f/2.0 aperture lens. It features an LED enabled f/2.0 aperture 8-megapxiel selfie camera.
The 32 GB and 64 GB storage variants of the BQ Aquaris VS are respectively priced at 189 euros (~$232) and $209 euros (~$257).
BQ Aquaris VS Plus Specifications and Pricing
The Aquaris VS Plus houses a 5.5-inch IPS LCD display that supports Full HD resolution. It produces 570-nits of brightness and is safely placed under 2.5D curved glass.
The VS Plus borrows features like Snapdragon 430, 12-megapixel rear camera, LED-enabled 8-megapixel front camera, rear positioned fingerprint reader and Android 7.1.2 Nougat OS from its smaller sibling. It is powered by a 3,400mAh battery that is enabled with Quick Charge 3.0 support. It comes in a single storage version of 64 GB that includes 4 GB of RAM. It is carries a price tag of 229 euros (~$282).
BQ has promised to release Android 8.0 Oreo update for the Aquaris VS and VS Plus smartphones. The online store of the Spanish company delivers its smartphones to customers across different countries. However, one should be aware of the fact that the Aquaris VS and VS Plus supports only European LTE bands like 1, 3, 7 and 20. Hence, before placing order for these phones, customers are advised to check whether supports the LTE bands of the country.