Known for its Ubuntu mobile devices more than anything else, the company BQ unveiled today a new Android tablet, the Aquaris M8, priced at a pretty big $185. This slate has a stainless treatment and provides a view angle of 160 degrees, while also using the GFF (Glass-Film-Film) technology.


BQ Aquaris M8 packs an 8 inch touchscreen, with 5 point touch and it offers a 1280 x 800 pixel resolution on that panel. There’s Dragontrail protection here with a special layer of alkali-aluminosilicate for extra sturdiness. Inside there’s a MediaTek MT8163B processor, a quad core 1.3 GHz unit, together with 2 GB of RAM and a Mali T720 MP2 GPU.


A 5 megapixel back camera with F/2.2 aperture has also been included and it’s able to shoot Full HD video at 30 frames per second. Selfies are taken with a 2 MP camera and as far as connectivity goes, we get the usual package of WiFi b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth 4.1, microUSB with OTG and GPS. The OS is Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow and this model has a 4050 mAh battery.

Internal storage is 16 GB, expandable via microSD card slot. If you ask me, $185 is too much for this device.