Galileo is the European global system for satellite navigation, which will provide users with an independent European satellite system and controlled by civilians. Galileo will offer interoperability with GPS and GLONASS, the two other global satellite navigation systems. After years of development, at the end of 2016, Galileo will begin offering its service thanks to 14 satellites in orbit and, in 2020, the satellite system will be complete, with 30 operational satellites.
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One of the strengths of Galileo is the extreme precision of locating that improves the one obtained only with GPS or GLONASS. The integration of the Galileo satellites will provide users with a more precise positioning and faster; useful element in urban environments, where the combination of narrow streets and tall buildings can reduce their accuracy.
Aquaris X5 Plus, the device that brings Galileo to Galileo users “Initial Services” will be released in the last quarter of 2016 and the BQ Aquaris X5 Plus will be the first European smartphone compatible with this system. During the process of development and integration, BQ has worked closely with the GSA and Qualcomm Technologies, Inc, a subsidiary of Qualcomm Incorporated, for the next generation of smartphones, as announced by the Spanish technology.
Aquaris X5 Plus, presented at MWC 2015 but already available in Italy for € 299, is distinguished by its metallic design and lightweight. It has a battery of 3200 mAh, a Qualcomm Snapdragon 652 octa-core processor up to 1.8GHz and a graphics processor Qualcomm Adreno 510 up to 550 MHz. Includes a 16 MP rear camera, Sony IMX298 sensor, f / 2.0, dual tone flash, autofocus detection (PDAF, phase detection autofocus), as well as a front camera with a Sony IMX219 sensor and 8 MP. Also integrates fingerprint reader and NFC connectivity.