BlackBerry is planning to make a strong comeback this year. In partnership with OnwardMobility, BlackBerry is set to launch 5G branded smartphones later this year.
After ending its partnership with TCL last year, BlackBerry signed a deal with OnwardMobility. OnwardMobility CEO Peter Franklin confirmed that the company will be launching a new 5G smartphone with a physical keyboard and upgraded features. Currently, BlackBerry is working with Foxconn to develop its new BlackBerry 5G smartphone.
BlackBerry will soon be returning to the North American and European market. It will come back under the licensed partnership with OnwardMobility and FIH Mobile Limited.BlackBerry phones were quite popular in India. They were launched by Optiemus Infracom. It would be thrilling to watch BlackBerry’s comeback.
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BlackBerry 5G smartphone: specifications and release date
The new BlackBerry 5G will have a super AMOLED display. It will have a screen resolution of 1080 x 2400 Pixels. The new device will have a 20:9 aspect ratio. The new BlackBerry 5G will have a pixel density of 405 Pixels per inch. It will have Corning Gorilla Glass screen protection. It will be powered by Android 10 One UI 2.
The new BlackBerry 5G will have Exynos 990 (NM 7+) chipset. The device will come with Mali- G77 MP11 GPU Graphics Processor. It will come with 8 GB RAM. The phone will be powered by a 4500 mAh, non removable battery.
The phone is supposed to have an external storage of 128 GB. It has a triple rear camera (12+8+12) setup. The camera features include LED flash, auto HDR and Panorama. It will also sport a 32 megapixel selfie camera. We can expect to see classic BlackBerry design in the new devices.No specific timeline has been announced yet for the launch of BlackBerry 5G smartphone.The new BlackBerry 5G is expected to cost around Rs 56,000.
Best BlackBerry phones to get your hands on
BlackBerry KEY2 LE
Price range: Rs 22,990
The BlackBerry KEY2 LE come with screen size of 4.50 inch. It has touch screen features. The device has a resolution of 1080×1620 pixels and an aspect ratio of 3:2. The phone has pixel density of 434 Pixels per inch(PPI). It is powered by a 1.8GHz octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 636 processor. The device runs on Android 8.1 operating system.
The BlackBerry KEY2 LE has a 4GB RAM with 64 GB of internal storage. It has an expandable storage up to 256 GB. It has a slot for an SD Card. The BlackBerry KEY2 LE has connectivity options of WiFi, GPS, Bluetooth v5.00, 3G, 4G, USB type C and NFC.
The phone has a rear camera (13 +5) MP setup. It has an LED Rear flash. It comes with an 8 megapixel front camera. The device doesn’t have front autofocus features. It is powered by a 3000 mAh battery. The phone is available in Atomic, Champagne and Slate color.
BlackBerry Evolve X
Price: Rs 13,900
BlackBerry Evolve X comes with a 5.99-inch touchscreen display. It has a resolution of 1080×2160 pixels and an aspect ratio of 18:9. The device is powered by an octa-core Snapdragon 660 processor. It has 6GB RAM. The BlackBerry Evolve X runs on Android 8.1 Oreo. The device is powered by a 4000mAh battery.
The BlackBerry Evolve X has a rear camera setup of a 12-megapixel primary camera and a second 13-megapixel camera. It has a 16-megapixel front camera. The device has a 64GB of internal storage that can be expanded up to 256GB. Blackberry Evolve X connectivity options of Wi-Fi, GPS, USB Type-C and Micro-USB. The phone supports face unlock.
Price: Rs 29,999
The BlackBerry Motion comes with a 5.50-inch touchscreen display. It comes with a resolution of 1080×1920 and has a pixel density of 403 pixels per inch (ppi).The device is powered by a 2GHz octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 processor. It comes with 4GB of RAM. The phone runs on Android 7.1.1 and is powered by a 4000mAh non-removable battery.
The device has 32GB of internal storage.The BlackBerry motio has connectivity options of Wi-Fi 802.11 ac, GPS, Bluetooth v4.20, USB OTG, 3G, and 4G. The BlackBerry Motion has a 12-megapixel rear camera. It has an 8-megapixel front camera.
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