BlackBerry Q5 lands, priced at Php18,690

BlackBerry Q5 lands, priced at Php18,690




Due to the metro-wide flooding in the last couple of days, the official launch and release of the BlackBerry Q5 was moved from last night to August 24. In any case, the handset should be available in stores by then for only Php18,690.

The handset will also be available on Smart, Sun and Globe but just like the BB Z10 and the BB Q10, only Globe LTE will be compatible with the device. The telcos will announce their own postpaid offerings for the Q5 soon.

The BB Q5 is the more affordable sibling of the BlackBerry Q10 with almost the same hardware features, including NFC and LTE. It even has a slightly higher battery capacity than the Q10.


 

BlackBerry Q5 specs:
3.1-inch IPS LCD display @ 720×720 pixels, 328ppi
Qualcomm MSM8960 Snapdragon S4 1.2GHz dual-core
Adreno 305 graphics
2GB RAM
8GB internal storage
up to 64GB via microSD card
HSPA+ 21Mbps and LTE 50/100Mbps (7 bands)
WiFi 802.11 b/g/n
Bluetooth 4.0
NFC
5MP autofocus rear camera, LED flash
1080p video recording
2MP front-facing camera
720p video recording
GPS w/ aGPS support
BlackBerry OS 10.1
Li-Ion 2180mAh battery
120mm x 66mm x 10.8mm (dimensions)
120 grams (weight)

The Blackberry Q5 was announced in Orlando, Florida back in May during the global BlackBerry Live event which we attended. You can read more of our initial impressions of the Q5 here.

The Q5 will be available in stores this Friday with a suggested retail price of Php18,690. BlackBerry is also running a promo where you can swap your old BB for a Php2,000 discount on any of the new BB devices.

Updated: Representatives from BlackBerry Philippines clarifies that the model they are releasing thru official distributors in the Philippines will only be 3G/HSPA+ variant and not the LTE variant. They would not comment on what variants the carriers will be releasing (so it’s possible Globe will be shipping in their own units with LTE in them, that’s outside of BlackBerry PH’s coverage).



Abe is the founder and Editor-in-Chief of YugaTech. You Can follow him on Twitter @abeolandres.

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13 Responses

  1. wew says:

    tubong-lugaw na naman hehehe magsama kayu ni iPhone 5C! =)))

  2. diorarat says:

    Not so cheap pala “cheap” phone ni bb.

  3. abuzalzal says:

    Expensive piece of crap.

    • abuzalzal says:

      For Fukkk’s sakes konting originality naman diyan sa handle…you are flattering me kiddo

  4. asin says:

    sa mga reklamador sa taas:

    ganyan talaga ang mga can’t afford, hanggang reklamo na lang!

    • wew says:

      pag nagreklamo mahal na agad?edi kung ganun nga mas mahal pa sa dyamante mga cherry mobile phones hahaha IBA ANG MAHAL NA REASONABLE SA MAHAL DAHIL SA PANGALAN tsktsk

    • asin says:

      wew, ano kamo?

      lasing ka lang ba?

    • wew says:

      sabe na nga ba naanod din ng baha ung utak mo eh bat di mo hinabol di mo tuloy magets ung cnabe ko tagalog na nga yan eh tsk tsk

  5. wew says:

    “Representatives from BlackBerry Philippines clarifies that the model they are releasing thru official distributors in the Philippines will only be 3G/HSPA+ variant and not the LTE variant.” babagsak na talaga kayo hahaha IBA TALAGA ang pagiisip ng MATALINO sa MADISKARTE haaay

  6. silentwarrior says:

    With all due respect guys, ang salitang ‘ang mahal naman nyan’ ay relative. Iba-iba tayo ng situation sa buhay, kaya magkakaiba rin ang purchasing power natin. So if someone says here na mahal ang device, that is his/her opinion. Bakit ba laging trollish posts ang nakikita ko dito sa Yugatech?? Hindi ba tayo makakapagdiscuss ng mahinahon at responsable?

    • lamukot says:

      depende din siguro sa dating ng comment. haha! kung maangas, dapat laang siguro masupalpal!

    • zarne says:

      Good points, but the price of PHP 18,690 for the BB Q5 is a bit high. Maybe the stores will lower their prices after the launch. I wonder if the stores are just out to make extra bucks. (The ‘LTE’ version is selling below PHP 16,000, about 1/2 the price of the Q10 in other market.)

  7. Nyen Yu says:

    i bought 2 blackbery q5 yesterday @glorietta. got LTE sim, im in an LTE network, only to find out that

    “Representatives from BlackBerry Philippines clarifies that the model they are releasing thru official distributors in the Philippines will only be 3G/HSPA+ variant and not the LTE variant.”

    WTF!

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