At BlackBerry Live in Orlando, BlackBerry has introduced its latest smartphone aimed at emerging markets. Dubbed the BlackBerry Q5, the handset has a design that is reminiscent of the more premium Q10. Featuring a keyboard that is very similar to the higher end handset, it provides very good tactile feedback. This is not surprising given that BlackBerry is famous for its keyboard equipped devices.
Internally the phone is powered by a 1.2Ghz Snapdragon processor and has the same 2GB RAM as seen on the Q10. Storage is however half that of the Q10 or Z10 with just 8GB of space available on the Q5. The screen on the phone measures 3.1 inches diagonally and has a resolution of 720×720 pixels. Unlike the Q10, the Q5 has to make do with an IPS panel. The body of the phone is made of soft touch plastic but the front has a matte finish which makes it look quite good. The back of the phone unfortunately is a fingerprint magnet. Additionally, the 2000 mAh battery pack is sealed in and is not user replaceable. The phone will be available in a range of colors including Red, Pink, Black and White starting June. There is no update on pricing as of now. Check out our image gallery of the BlackBerry Q5 embedded below.