BlackBerry Q5 lands in India at ₹24,990
BlackBerry unveiled a scaled down variant of its Q10 – the Q5 in May this year and has finally made it available in the Indian market for a price tag just shy of ₹25,000 mark.
The touchscreen + QWERTY combination is nothing new as Q10 already has the feature but, the Q5 has been targeted more towards the youth and working class community in India. The Q5 borrows quite a few specifications from its elder sibling the Q10 – some of them are 3.1-inch touchscreen display with 329 ppi and 720 × 720 pixel resolution, QWERTY keyboard with contextual auto-correction, dual core processor clocked at 1.2 GHz, BlackBerry 10.1 OS, 2GB RAM, 8GB internal storage which is expandable to up to 32GB using a microSD card.
Some of the other notable features of the smartphone are BBM Video, BBM Voice, 5-megapixel auto-focus rear camera with Flash and a 2-megapixel front one. The rear camera can record 1080p videos at up to 30 fps while the front camera can record 720p videos. There is this Time Shift mode, which captures milliseconds before and after you click a photograph enabling you to correct the snap – for example open a subject’s eyes and go forward to fetch a perfect smile – and combine it all to create the perfect picture.
Further, the smartphone is loaded with Bluetooth 4.0, Wi-Fi, 3G, and a microUSB port. The Q5 comes with 2,180 mAh battery and BlackBerry claims that the handset provides up to 12.5 hours of talk time with 14 days of standby time. The smartphone is available in black, white and red colours.