The first images of the forthcoming Ubuntu phone from Bq have appeared online.

Technology website CNET has posted a handful of photos of the prototype Bq Aquaris handset, one of two Ubuntu-powered phones set to to launch in select countries later this year.

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The Bq ‘Aquaris’ handset will run Ubuntu for Phones (Image: CNET)

A version of the Meizu MX3 running Ubuntu is on show alongside the Bq prototype at Mobile World Congress 2014, though appears to be identical to the Android-powered version currently available.

The Canonical booth is also demoing Ubuntu Touch on Nexus 10 and (reportedly) Nexus 5 hardware.

Specs Unknown

When placed side-by-side with the 5.2-inch MX3 from Meizu the device seems to be similar in size.

With that in mind it wouldn’t be unreasonable to expect the device to sport both the same screen size and type, and specifications, as the company’s current Aquaris 5  range.

The dual-SIM Aquaris 5 (Android version) features a quad-core Cortex A7 CPU clocked at 1.2Ghz, a PowerVR GPU, 1GB of RAM and 16GB of onboard storage.

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