We earlier covered the Arrival of BlackBerry’s mid range phone BlackBerry Q5, along with its Quick Review; BlackBerry today officially launched its midrange phone blackberry Q5 at 24,990 INR, which feature the signature QWERTY keypad. Blackberry also launched blackberry q10 last month which had quite similar chipset specifications. Three body colors, Pure Red, Pure Black and Pure White, will be available to the buyers, although BlackBerry has compromised on body quality this time around to price it as a mid range Smartphone.

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This phone comes with a 3.1 inch IPS LCD display with a resolution of 720 x 720 pixels which gives you a pixel density of 328 ppi. Though the screen size is small but at this pixel density you will get good clarity and IPS screen will also insure good viewing angles.

This phone comes with a 1.2 GHz Dual core processor which is below average considering the price range. The processor type has not yet been specified. The RAM capacity is 2GB which is competitive capacity considering what other manufactures are offering at this price range. Similar to blackberry Q10 this device also runs on latest BlackBerry BB10 operating system. Internal storage is of 8GB expendable up to 32 GB using a microSD card

This camera sports a 5 MP primary auto focus camera with LED flash. This camera is capable of Full HD, 1080p, video recording at 30fps. You will also get a 2MP front shooter which can record 720p videos. Most manufacturers will give you at least an 8MP Camera at this price range.

Other connectivity features include 3G HSPA+, Wi-Fi, LTE, NFC, GPS and Bluetooth 4.0.The battery capacity is rated at 2180 mAh (slightly higher rating than Q10). This is a non removable battery and will we sufficient enough to carry you through the day.

Key Specifications

Model BlackBerry Q5
Display 3.1 Inch 720 x 720 IPS LCD
Processor 1.2 GHz dual core
O.S. BB10
RAM/ ROM 2GB/ 8GB extendable to 32 GB
Camera 5 MP primary camera and 2 MP secondary camera
Battery 2180 mAh
Price 24,990 INR

Those who were once habituated to QWERTY keypad will find another positive reason to try this phone. BlackBerry has been desperately trying to increase its market share, specially in the emerging markets, and this new Midrange phone with BB10 O.S. is an interesting move, BB10 was earlier available only in high end BlackBerry devices which cost more than 40,000(Z10 and Q10). This competitive pricing might help blackberry bounce back and penetrate emerging markets and help regain the market share lost in the first quarter.

BlackBerry Q5 will be available tomorrow onwards in three colors, Pure Red, Pure White and Black at a price of Rs.24.990. As an introductory offer you will get EMI option at zero percent interest rate.

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