BlackBerry Q5 officially announced!

BlackBerry Q5 officially announced!

BlackBerry has officially announced it latest mobile handset, specially targeted for emerging markets. The BlackBerry Q5 is expected to be released sometime next quarter.

The BB Q5 was announced here in Orlando, Florida during the BlackBerry Live Conference today.


The BB Q5 will be the more affordable version of the Q10 and comes with a full-qwerty keyboard and a touchscreen display.

BlackBerry Q5 specs:
3.1-inch IPS LCD display @ 720×720 pixels, 328ppi
Qualcomm Snapdragon Krait 1.2GHz dual-core
Adreno 305 graphics
8GB internal storage
up to 64GB via microSD card
HSPA+ 21Mbps and LTE 50/100Mbps
WiFi 802.11 b/g/n
Bluetooth 4.0
5MP autofocus rear camera
2MP front-facing camera
GPS w/ aGPS support
BlackBerry OS 10.1
Li-Ion 2100mAh battery
120mm x 66mm x 10.8mm (dimensions)
120 grams (weight)

BlackBerry did not specify what the suggested retail price will be but we’re expecting them to be available in the Philippines sometime in July or the 3rd quarter. The handsets will come in white, black, red and pink colors.

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11 Responses

  1. knives809 says:

    Woah! Same specs with the q10 minus the overprice!!! Saka mas ok na nasa taas ng keyboard ung blackberry logo to give more space for the upward swipe gesture. Though siguro titipirin nila ung materials dito to come up with a cheaper price. Hayz… sayang gusto ko na kasi yung q10 eh

    • zarne says:

      Specs. not quite the same. No mention of ‘cores’, but most likely would be dual core, has 8 gb instead of 16GB on Q10, has 5mp camaera while Q10 has 8Mp,also Q10 uses amoled screen. The 2100Mah battery has excellent rating on the Q10, so I would not be surprised if Blackberry decides to put a ‘non removable battery on this. This is a mid-range phone designed to replace the BB Curve series, so I can not compare the quality to the Q10, which is a high end phone. Overall, the phone looks good and all the functions/features of Q10 and Z10 will be included.

  2. Alvin Cataluña says:

    So the Q5 has the same specs with Q10 without the classic expensive look and feel.

  3. IANVARIVS says:

    Perhaps this one will cost 50% of the Q10?

    Q10 -> Q5

  4. BigFudge says:

    Parang curve series lang din yan e. They’re sticking with their classic strategy.

    I think dapat din magstick sila sa classic colors. Ampanget ng red. Haha.

  5. Yusuf says:

    I want this!

  6. peter purple says:

    i like white BB

  7. kiko says:

    This is going to be hot.

  8. nyen says:

    any news when q5 will be available for globe plan?

  9. blanche says:

    just wan to ask, if san ako pwede makabili ng bb q5 color pink, dito pinas?


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