BlackBerry to Release the Mid-Range Q5 for $400 Today


BlackBerry will be releasing its third BB10-running smartphone today. The phone is mainly targeted towards the young crowd but still features BlackBerry’s trademark keyboard and is the cheapest of the current crop of BB10 smartphones.

The Q5 has a 3.1 inch display with resolution of 720 x 720 pixels. It is powered by a 1.2Ghz Qualcomm SnapDragon processor and has 2 GB RAM. The amount of internal storage is set at 8 GBs which is also expandable.

At the back, is a 5 megapixel camera with Full HD 1080p video recording. At the front is a 2 megapixel HD camera. For the connectivity, the phone uses Bluetooth 4.0, microUSB 2.0, Wifi Hotspot and optional NFC. It also supports LTE.

Here are the full specs of the BlackBerry Q5:

  • Blackberry 10 OS
  • 3.1 inch display with resolution of 720 x 720 pixels
  • 10.8mm thick
  • Weight: 120 grams
  • 1.2 Ghz dual-core SnapDragon processor
  • 2 GB RAM with 8 GB expandable internal storage
  • 5 megapixel back-camera with Full HD 1080p video recording
  • 2 megapixel HD front camera
  • Bluetooth 4.0, microUSB 2.0, Wifi Hotspot, optional NFC
  • Available in Black, White and Red
  • 2180 mAh battery

The phone will be available from today for a price of about $400 and should be hitting more markets soon. The price should come down quickly too, or at least that is what we hope happens, otherwise this phone will be a really tough sell, given the pressure of not only Androids, but also Windows Phones and the cheaper iPhones.

  • Almost 40,000 Rs for this thing O_O , I’m not buying this until its near 20K ^_^ , this is tooooooo much over priced *-* 

  • what do you mean by “cheaper iphones”? How much cheaper and what models?

    I thought iphones are still expensive, right?

    • Sure but ‘cheaper iPhones’ means iPhones which are cheaper than other iPhones (like 4 & 4S).

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