After floating the Q10 last month, BlackBerry launched the Qwerty pad Q5 in New Delhi. The phone comes with a price tag attached that reads Rs.24,990. Compared to its other counterparts that support the ‘BlackBerry 10’ OS, the Q5 is much affordable. BlackBerry’s latest offering hits stores on July 20.
The Q5 is powered by Qualcomm’s 1.2 GHz Snapdragon S4 Dual-Core processor. It comes packed with 2GB RAM and offers 8GB of in-built memory which is expandable up to 32GB via a microSD card. As mentioned the device supports BlackBerry 10.1 OS.
It sports a 3.1-inch IPS LCD touch display with 720×720 pixels resolution. As all others it’s also a dual camera handset with a 5-Megapixel primary camera armed with autofocus and LED flash and a 2-Megapixel secondary camera on the front. Connectivity features in the new BlackBerry device include 3G, Wi-Fi, GPS and Bluetooth v4.0. A 2,180 mAh battery brings the phone to life and can survive up to 12.5 hours of talk time (3G) with up to 14 days of standby time.
Mobile pundits see the launch as BlackBerry’s attempt to cheer up its loyalists and not attract users of Android and platforms. Comparisons between Q5 and its predecessor Q10 have brought to light more similarities than differences on a lot of fronts. In fact the Q5 has been dubbed as the ‘cheaper Q10’. Colour options are Black, White and Red. The phone can also be owned under a special EMI scheme launched by BlackBerry.
BlackBerry Q5 Specifications-– 3.1-inch IPS LCD touch display 720×720 pixels resolution – 1.2GHz Snapdragon S4 Dual-Core Processor – BlackBerry v10.1 OS – 2GB RAM – 8GB in-built memory, externally expandable up to 32GB via microSD card – 5-Megapixel Primary Camera, 2-Megapixel Secondary Camera – 2,180mAh battery – 3G, Wi-Fi, GPS and Bluetooth v4.0