SmartQ 5

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SmartQ 5

Manufacturer : Smart Devices
Type Mobile Internet Device / Portable Media Player
CPU Samsung 1176 Mobile Application Processor based on a S3C6410 ARM11 at 667 MHz/800Mhz[1]
GPU SoC graphics unit, OpenGL ES 1.1/2.0, 4M triangles/sec @133Mhz (Transform only)
RAM 128MB DDR 133 MHz SDRAM (can be overclocked to 333 MHz)
Storage SDHC card slot (up to 32 GB)[2]
Connectivity Wi-Fi, USB On-The-Go. USB Mini-B plug, Bluetooth
Dimensions & weight: 120x74x14mm, 160g
Website Smart Devices

The SmartQ 5 is a budget mobile Internet device manufactured by the Chinese company Smart Devices. It was officially announced 11 February 2009.[3]


The SmartQ 5 comes with a custom version of Ubuntu Linux installed[4] which is adapted for use with a touchscreen. It uses the LXDE desktop environment.

Ubuntu's main pre-installed applications are:

It is possible to install another Linux besides the default OS. Several Linux distributions like Mer and a ported Android support the SmartQ 5.

Smart Devices has obtained a Windows CE 6.0 royalty,[3] the OS has been made available on the official site. Although a license from Microsoft needs to be purchased to activate Windows CE.


  • Samsung Mobile Application Processor S3C6410 based on ARM11 core at 667 MHz/800 MHz [1]
  • 128MB DDR 133/333 MHz SDRAM
  • 1GB NAND FLASH (256 MB usable for storage)
  • AC97 audio codec & PCM 24-bit audio
  • SoC graphics unit, OpenGL ES 1.1/2.0, 4M triangles/sec @133Mhz (Transform only)
  • Integrated Wi-Fi 802.11b/g
  • Integrated Bluetooth 2.0 + EDR
  • 800x480 resolution resistive touchscreen LCD, 4.3", 16.7 million colors[2]
  • SDHC card slot (up to 32 GB)[2]
  • Headphone output power up to earphone 40 mW, frequency Response 20 Hz-20.000 Hz SNR 94dB[2]
  • Internal microphone
  • USB 2.0 OTG port (480Mbit/s)
  • Runs Ubuntu Linux
  • 2000mAH rechargeable lithium polymer battery[2]
  • Dimensions: 120x74x14mm
  • Weight: 160 g

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b "Samsung Application Processor S3C6410". Retrieved 2009-11-22. 
  2. ^ a b c d e "SmartQ 5 Specifications". Retrieved 2009-11-22. 
  3. ^ a b "Official Smart Devices Site". Retrieved 2009-11-22.  Cite error: Invalid <ref> tag; name "smartdevices_com_cn" defined multiple times with different content (see the help page).
  4. ^ "SmartQ 5 MID scores itself Ubuntu, a ridiculously low price tag". Retrieved 2009-11-22. 

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