QMobile to Feature Priyanka Chopra for its New Smartphone Brand LINQ

QMobile is about to launch its new smartphone brand with the name of LINQ in Pakistan and to start-off the things, company has signed Priyanka Chopra to endorse its new range of LINQ smartphones.

Reportedly LINQ Smartphone range will include Android phone with better than QMobile specs. While we don’t have exact details as of now, but unofficial word is that LINQ smartphones will bring more-RAM, enhanced operating system and better storage capacities. Yes, they will be supporting 3G networks.

Zeeshan Akhtar, CEO of Qmobile, confirmed ProPakistani about the launch of LINQ and said new smartphone range is more innovative, qualitative and is specifically tailored for youth.

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Priyanka Chopra and Zeeshan Akhtar, CEO QMobile, posing together with LINQ Smartphones

Unofficial reports suggest that company will launch three smartphones with starting price-tag of Rs. 12,000 that will go up to Rs. 30,000 for high-end device.

We assume that LINQ smartphones will try to contend power hungry smartphone users, who were otherwise not willing to embrace QMobile.

Despite having over 50% market share in Pakistani handset market, and having Z4 and Z3 on the offering, QMobile has struggled to establish its footing in mid-to-high-end market.

LINQ smartphones is clearly an effort to change this.

With Priyanka Chopra onboard, LINQ smartphones are expected to gain popularity among the young who prefer high-end gadgets at a price that is affordable.

LINQ is likely to be launched this Sunday.

Tech reporter with over 10 years of experience, founder of ProPakistani.PK


  • aRk

    Ab to QMobile lena parh jae ga PC ke waja se :D

    • BC

      bara PC hai tu

  • Sunil Kumar

    Dear Zeshan, why you hiring Indian actors and actress for the promotion of QMobile. Pakistani actors and far better than Indian actors. Me and my friends have stopped using QMobile only for this reason. Lets use this advertising money within Pakistan. I hope you will re-visit your decision.

    • Black_mesa

      marketing is key of success

    • Ammar

      Which Pakistani actress? Meera? Or Resham? How about Veena Malik? We all know how many die hard fanboys these blockbuster superstars have.

      • Arsalan Shah

        Humaima Malik, or Pakistani TV Actresses!

        • LOL

          • Arsalan Shah

            Okay, they should take in Sunny Leone! Is that what you want? :P

      • Videovertex

        O bhai chahe Emma Watson ko hi q na rakh lo Advertisement me. jis ne nhi khreedna wo kbhi ni khreeday ga chahe PC ko rkho ya BC ko.
        Mobile k features dekhe jatay hain,Ad mein rakhe gae Actors nhi

        • Ammar

          Kia logic hai. Sadion se ads main celebrities use kiye ja rahe hain and you’re saying they make no difference.

          • Videovertex

            Ap ki logic to meri logic se bhi alaa hai, yani jo cheez “sadion” se ho rhi ho wo sahi hoti hai. Wah, O bhai insan agr sadion walay behaviour pe hi chalta rhe to kbhi taraqi nhi kr sakta. insan cheez hi aisi hai k us ka behaviour or taste badalta rehta hai. Ab celebs wali advertisement ko bhool jao.

      • Guest

        What I dont understand is the need to use bad song parodies, dances and models to promote phones.

        Has the mindset of Pakistani population fallen that much?

    • Jameel

      Indian actresses are great attraction for QMobile target market. Strictly speaking in business/marketing terms.

  • Cyber Inn

    Piryanka ki waja sy lena pery ga ab :P

  • I would love to see these phones having 4G!

  • Danish Mughal

    Not sure if Q-Mobile C.E.O or Seth of a mobile shop :/

    • Khalid Yaldram

      epic baazati

    • Amir

      Nonetheless he is making huge bucks!

      • Fawad Hassan

        It’s Pakistanis fault. We love buying crap. That’s the main reason Mehran is still successful here in Pakistan.

        • You don’t mess with Zohan, Mehran or Nokia 3310 :D

          • Saad

            who the hell is Zohan?

            • PeeDroid MiNi L100

              A Zionist Ba*tard

            • Arif

              Its a movie called “dont mess with the zohaan” ☺️

          • Fawad Hassan

            Brother Nokia 3310 was a quality product :)

        • Amir

          It’s not our fault brother but we are not left with many choices. Thanks to the monopolists. The day Suzuki, Toyata and Honda’s monoply is over, we will surely be able to buy quality cars with proper security features like ABS brakes and airbags etc. Regarding phone, I think Qmobile is giving quality for its price. To further improve quality standards of phones we need more players like Oneplus One.

  • ahsanpetarian

    just bring the android one cell phones they are better then all

  • HassaanM

    What’s wrong with hiring Pakistani celebs to promote your phones? Its not like Priyanka dekh ke mey ap logon ka ghatiya phone khareed lu ga…

    • Shahid Saleem

      Flipping question around, what’s wrong with hiring non-Pakistani celebs?

      Nothing.

      They’re all human.

      • Videovertex

        Yar ap hmesha achi baat krte ho lekin ye chawal maar di. :( ENJ NI HONDA. If all are human hire Molvi Fazlullah or Mmulla umar in ads LOL.they are famous and have huge fan following.

        • Shahid Saleem

          Well, of course there are limits. For an absurd example, no sane person would think of hiring a man for an advert about women’s shoes. Or hire a blind person for an advert about motorbikes. (Unless Google comes out with self driving motorbikes :):):)

          In this particular case, if the “model” hired is not in any way offensive to Islam or Muslims or Pakistanis, who cares about the nationality, colour, religion, age, gender, etc etc etc. It simply does not matter.

          • Bilal Iqbal

            U r right. If they can hire pakistani models/ celebs for modeling and movies and the same reaction comes from Extremist indians then why not this one.. :)

          • Ansab Majeed

            You are almost absolutely correct, Shahid. And I say “almost” because although it’s great that QMobile is hiring Non-Pakistani celebrities for advertising their latest phones, I think our own celebrities should be given a sporting chance as well sometimes. There is a wide plethora of amazing people like Humaima Malik, Marwa Hocane and her sister, and Ayyan, etc who would be perfect for the job.
            And anyway, their inclusion in the QMobile ads, or rather lack-thereof, would be forgivable if the Indian folks treated our celebrities the same way. How come they almost never hire our celebs for their mobile phone adverts?
            You have to admit that the people in the advertising department of QMobile are, to a certain extent, brainwashed, prejudiced and biased.

            • Shahid Saleem

              I don’t understand why you have to compare Indian mobile ads with Pakistani mobile ads at all. It makes no sense. Since when did there become a reciprocal quota system for celebs? “We will use 2 of your celebs for our ads if you use 2 of our celebs”??? Seriously, what made you even think along these lines?

              And for the record, it is undeniable that more Indian and Western celebs are known to Pakistani audiences than Pakistani celebs are known to Indian or Western audiences. So why again would you want 1 for 1 equivalence of celebs in ads??!?!?

          • Videovertex

            But what’s the point of hiring Indian celebs??
            Anyway, their company their money their rules. SANU KEEE??

            • Shahid Saleem

              Easy: they are simply more famous (that is why they are “celebs”) than Pakistani celebs. Or how many times are we going to see Shahid Afridi in ads???

      • NaughtyCaller

        You are right, I guess its only business and the businessman would like to take their message to maximum people, via the channels which attract most people’s attention. Q-Mobile seemed to have made a choice which has got people’s attention (42 comments and counting so far on this news) :-)

  • Shaykh ul Islam Tahir ul Qadri

    Jab Q ka koi smartphone launch hota hai to indian actor pakar aaty hai wena faisal qureshi or umer akmal her ad main hoty hai..

    • A Mubashir Ali

      Maulana agar aap ko Ad main laylia jaye to Zyada bikayga ghaliban Set.

  • ali

    Its like Noir? with high spaces?

  • Saad Durrani

    Isn’t Priyanka a Windows Phone girl?

  • Usman Saeed

    Is there a shortage of models in Pakistan? Why are our corporations hell bent on casting Indian models for their commercials?

  • IrfanAmir

    I like PC and I would like to see her in ads. But QMobile? no! never! EVER!

  • You know what is the full meaning of Qmobile its QUN Mobile (kyun) :-) ye mobile hai hi Q is dunya mai? :-) :-) ye sirf pathaan hi buy karskte hain bhai… bekaar hai bilkul quality bhi or performance wise bhi. :-p

    • Ansab Majeed

      Masha’Allah, brother. I love how you said “ye sirf pathaan hi buy karskte hain bhai”. Faith in my fellow countrymen has finally been restored.

  • amir waqas

    i am using q mobiles since 2010… aur mn ny khabi q mobile ad diekh k ya ad mn ksi model ko deikh k nhi khreeda.. mery khreedny ki reason hoti hy low price and more features…and its all abuot q mobile

  • DJ

    not only Qmobile i see 60% ads are Indians, i mean either they are made india than same ad is aired in Pakistan or Marketing agency is hiring indian starts .. i dont understand hamarye stars ko mout pary gye hai ?? ho kia gia hia in marketing agencies WTF Dude?

  • Masood Maqbool

    Great effort