Thorsten Heins, CEO of BlackBerry has announced some new upcomings of the company including a new QWERTY device due this year. BlackBerry officially announced its affordable BlackBerry Q5 at the Canadian firm’s annual Live conference in Orlando after numerous rumours, promising to bring BlackBerry 10 OS in at a more affordable price.
Eyebrows were raised when BlackBerry launched its first two handsets which supports the new BB10 OS, the Q10 and Z10, both have high price tags, but initial fears seem to have been laid to rest after the arrival of the Q5.
Currently BlackBerry is the second top most brand in the World after Apple in quality of their products. The firm has the trademark of QWERTY keypads. So sporting the trademark QWERTY keyboard, plastic BlackBerry Q5 has been given the isolated buttons present in the later Curve range of handsets, making it a cheaper option.
The BlackBerry Q5 could be the one by which BB10 get into the hands of the people in massive amount as it will hit on the youth market which wants the low cost handset with BBM-enabled Curve range.
Key Specifications of Blackberry Q5
BlackBerry Q5 lacks in look to the BlackBerry Q10, but has a classic BlackBerry look. It will be available in four colors: Black, Red, White and Pink. The specs are very common to BB Q10. Both the phones have 1.2 GHz powerful dual-core processor.
Also Read- Blackberry Q10 Specifications
Images, text, web pages appear clear on the 3.1″ LCD display with 720*720 resolution. Although BlackBerry Q5 has a lower quality LCD display compared to BlackBerry Q10 which has Super AMOLED screen which is quite as bright.
The BlackBerry 10.1 OS provides a fluid and lag-free experience. It has a smooth UI. We can easily slide between homescreens and apps.
BlackBerry Q5 has 5MP rear camera with single LED flash. The front facing 2MP snapper for video calling. The auto-focus feature is absent.
The handset has a non-removable battery. BlackBerry Q5 is powered by the similar power battery as present in BB Q10 of 2100mAh.
Brief Specifications of Blackberry Q5
3.1″ LCD Display
1.2 GHz dual-core processor
8GB of internal storage
5MP Rear and 2MP Front Camera
Other Features include:
- Unlike BlackBerry Q10, the BlackBerry Q5 has a space between screen and keyboard. So we could easily slide our finger around with any fear of pressing any key.
- The Camera app opens in a second, but it takes 2 to 3 seconds to capture a picture which is too long.
- On the left side, microUSB port is there but no port for HDMI out.
Releasing and Price:
At the moment there’s no word on the availability and price of BlackBerry Q5, but it will rolling out with a focus on emerging markets this summer. BlackBerry Q5 will be available in Europe, Middle East, Asia. US may miss it out. It will be a phone with the price that can be affordable by middle-class customers.
BlackBerry Q5 finally launched in India. It is available at the price tag of Rs.24,990.