Google has begun expanding its Android One program to Europe, starting with the Aquaris A4.5. The super-affordable handset, which is manufactured by Spanish company BQ, is now on sale in Spain and Portugal for the first time.
Android One, which was launched last September, is designed to provide emerging markets with affordable yet capable Android devices that deliver a decent smartphone experience. That’s one of the reasons why all Android One handsets run stock Android and are updated by Google.
Until now, Android One devices have mostly been available only to those in the East, but Google has made the decision to expand its program to the West. Those living in Spain or Portugal who are interested in an Android One device can now purchase the Aquaris A4.5.
The Aquaris A4.5 is priced at €169.90 in Spain and €179.90 in Portugal (approx. $206), and is powered by a quad-core MediaTek processor, 1GB of RAM, and 16GB of internal storage. It also boasts a microSD card slot, an 8-megapixel rear-facing camera, and a 4.5-inch display.
Google is also throwing in a free three-month subscription to Google Play Music, and a generous five-year guarantee.