Just a week back, BlackBerry had announced the EMI schemes on their Z10 and Curve 9220 in India and now we learn that the Canada based tech firm is also prepping up to hit the shelves with Q10 in India really soon. Reportedly, the handset maker has reportedly been sending invites for the launch of their new device Q10 on June 6 in New Delhi.
It was reported that BlackBerry has already begun the teaser campaign for the launch for the smartphone on its Twitter account. Initially when the device was launched in UK, it carried a price tag of Rs 48,600 and in Canada it was Rs 38,000 but in India it is expected to come with ore than Rs. 40,000.
Talking about the specs, unlike the fully touchscreen of BlackBerry Z10, the QWERTY keyboard based BlackBerry Q10 will have a 3.1-inch AMOLED touchscreen with 328 ppi pixel density and a QWERTY keyboard.
The device is powered by a 1.5GHz dual-core Cortex-A9 processor which is supported by 2GB of RAM. Obviously, the device runs on BlackBerry 10 OS. The device houses 16GB internal storage capacity which is expandable up to 64GB via micro-SD slot. It has an 8 megapixel rear camera with autofocus and LED flash and 2MP front facing camera as well. The device is powered by Li-Ion 2100 mAh battery. Regarding the connectivity, BlackBerry Q10 supports 2G, 3G, 4G, GPRS, EDGE, WiFi, Bluetooth, NFC and USB.
Specification wise the handset is very similar to the BlackBerry Z10 with just a small differences on chipset where Q10 uses TI OMAP 4470 and Z10 features Qualcomm MSM8960 Snapdragon. Both use dual core processor but Q10 uses Cortex-A9 while Z10 uses Krait. Regarding the battery the Q10 is powered by a more powerful Li-Ion 2100 mAh battery than Z10 that uses Li-Ion 1800 mAh battery.
As of now there is no information on the price of the BlckBerry Q10 but looking at the price of Z10 which is Rs. 42,490 (EMI Options), we can expect it to be more than Rs. 40,000 easily.