LTE-powered BlackBerry Q5 To Hit Stores on August 24
The BlackBerry Q5 officially will become available in the Philippines starting August 24 with an SRP of Php18,690. It’s a more youthful and affordable version of the BlackBerry Q10 (which means it has a QWERTY keypad). The specs are quite respectable but unfortunately this isn’t the LTE variant. You can still go up to HSPA+ though.
Here’s a quick rundown of the specs of the Q5.
BlackBerry Q5 Spec Sheet
- 1.2GHz Dual-core Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon Chipset
- 2GB RAM
- 8GB Internal Storage, expandable via microSD up to 32GB
- 3.1-inch IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, 328 pixels per inch
- 5.0-megapixel rear-facing camera with autofocus and LED Flash
- Can record 1080p video @30fps
- 2.0-megapixel front-facing camera
- 3G, HSPA+, Bluetooth 4.0, GPS aGPS, WiFi, WiFi Hotspot
- BlackBerry OS 10
- QWERTY Keypad
- 2,180mAh battery
If you really want to get one you might want to drop by the BlackBerry Mall Caravan in Glorietta 1 (Ground Floor) on August 24-25. You can actually swap in your old smartphone and get up to 2,000 discount for the Q5, Q10, or Z10. The same promo will also be available in BlackBerry stores in SM Mega Mall, SM North EDSA, SM Sta. Rosa, and SM Pampanga.