It has been quite a few months now since the Canadian giant BlackBerry unveiled the BlackBerry 10 OS running BlackBerry Z10 and BlackBerry Q10 smartphones. While the Z10 has been available in the market for quite sometime, the Q10 is reaching slowly but steadily to various markets around the world. In the past few weeks, we have seen another QWERTY smartphone from the company known as the R10 leak but now BlackBerry has announced a budget to mid-range smartphone called the BlackBerry Q5.
The BlackBerry Q5 holds a close resemblence to the leaked R10 which makes us feel that both the devices are one and the same and just that the commercial name of the device is BlackBerry Q5. The smartphone arrives with a 3.1 inch touchscreen which this time seems to be made up of the IPS panel unlike the AMOLED one on the Q10 but the resolution remains the same at 720 x 720 pixels.
BlackBerry has not spilled the beans on the detailed specifications of the BlackBerry Q5 but we do know that there is a decent 5 megapixel camera on the back with Flash while there is said to be 8 GB of internal storage which would definately be expandable using a microSD card slot. The BlackBerry Q5’s full QWERTY physical keyboard will offer a great typing experience and with the BlackBerry 10.1 OS upgrade now rolling out, users of the BlackBerry Q5 will also be able to make use of the keyboard shortcuts.
The BlackBerry Q5 will be going on sale starting July in markets like Africa, Asia and Latin America for an undisclosed amount while the smartphone will be available in a vibrant range of colours which include White, Black and Red and possible Pink. If rightly priced, the BlackBerry Q5 could become the game-saver for BlackBerry. We will update the article once we have more details on the specifications of the smartphone.
BlackBerry Q5 Specifications:
- 3.1 inch IPS touchscreen display
- Resolution of 720 x 720 pixels
- 5 megapixel camera with Flash
- 2 megapixel front facing camera
- BlackBerry 10.1 OS
- Black, White, Red colour
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