The minniature version of BlackBerry Q10 which was launched in India at a price of around Rs 36,000 has now reached the Indian boundaries. Yes! You guessed it right! Blackberry Q5 has finally arrived in India at Rs. 24.990, exactly Rs 10,000 less than elder kin Q10.
As informed at the launch event the handset will be available to buy from tomorrow itself, that is July 17 in selected stores. Further, BlackBerry Q5 will hit the shelves throughout the nation by July 20. The Q5 will be available in three playful color variants including Black, Pure White and Pure Red.
Not only that but the Canadian manufacturer has also latched a conspicuous 0% EMI onto the handset. Thus one does have an option to go either for a full cash payment or get the latest Q5 in EMI.
BlackBerry Q5 - Specifications
Although, BlackBerry Q5 looks like Q10 in design perspective, it has some major differences on the keypads and the keys size and shape. Moving onto the key specs, the newly launched BB10 handset Q5 comes with a 3.1 inches IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen display at resolution of 720 x 720 pixels and 328 PPI pixel density.
Further, running on BlackBerry 10.1 OS and powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon chipset along with a dual-core processor dialed to 1.2 GHz Q5 also will come packed with 2 GB RAM.
On the camera front, the handset 5 MP rear camera is capable of shooting 2592 х 1944 pixels and is equipped with autofocus and LED flash. There is also a presence of a front facing 2 MP camera. Talking about connectivity, BlackBerry Q5 features a single SIM, 2G, 3G, GPRS, SPEED, WLAN, Bluetooth and microUSB v2.0. Also through Smart Tag app, users can enjoy the benefits of NFC feature.
Other features include 8 GB internal storage capacity, expandable up to 32 GB via microSD card and a non-removable Li-Ion 2180 mAh battery that offers a 12.5 hours of talk time on 3G and 10 hours on 2G while the standby time rates at 14 days on 3G.
One thing which cannot be ignored is that going by the price tag and looking at the specs, the third BB10 featuring BlackBerry Q5 handset is aggressively priced lower compared to the elder 2 handsets viz. Z10 and Q10.
At the same time the handset comes with several features which could lure the smartphone buyer to think on their phone purchase decision twice. Below in the slides, GizBot has cared to lay down the exclusive features of Q5.
BlackBerry Q5 Keyboard
The BlackBerry Q5 features a classic keyboard design with spaciously placed keys that looks trendy and more youthful. Unlike the classy Q10 keypad where the keys were separated by a line like design, Q5 has managed to bring some unique ideas regarding the key placement. Plus with Instant Action shortcuts the users can type to perform tasks faster. Not only that but the BlackBerry Q5 smartphone also offers a 3.1inch touchscreen for users convenience.
BlackBerry Time Shift mode and Story Maker
Create the picture perfect shot with exclusive BlackBerry Time Shift mode which can create image and share the stories after weaving together the photos, videos and music into a movie with BlackBerry Story Maker.
BBM Video with Screen Share
The Q5 also offers an Instant switch option from BBM chat to a BBM Video conversation and catch up face-to-face. Users can also share their screen irrespective of whether it's a photo, a page in the browser, an idea, or a view from your camera.
With BlackBerry Hub, all the messages and social conversations are only one swipe away. There's no need to stop what you're doing. Simply peek into the BlackBerry Hub from anywhere with a swipe to effortlessly flow in and out of your messages and conversations.
BlackBerry World and Ecosystem
Users can now discover and share apps and content is easier than ever with recommendations based on similar purchases, and now the users can have access to more than 100,000 apps on the BlackBerry World store.
BlackBerry Maps and Instagram
Also it has been informed in the event today that BlackBerry Maps would be coming to BlackBerry devices in India really soon. Another exclusive information which GizBot got was that Instagram could hit the BB store really soon. But initially it would be compatible only with the BB10 devices.
Contributed By Anuj Bhatia