When the BlackBerry Q5 was officially announced, Thorsten Heins didn't really share a whole lot of detailed technical information about the new device. But now, videos of the smartphone in action have started appearing on the web, filling in the blanks for us.
As confirmed by a representative of the company, the BlackBerry Q5 sports a 1.2GHz dual-core processor of some kind. Its make and model aren't being mentioned, but it probably belongs to the Snapdragon family given the fact that the Q10 and Z10 both run on Qualcomm-made silicon. 2GB of RAM are on board along with 8GB of storage space. The 3.1-inch touchscreen has a resolution of 720 by 720 pixels. Lastly, a 5MP camera with flash is outfitted on the smartphone, and a 2MP snapper is located in front.
Overall, not bad for a smartphone that's made to be offered in emerging markets. And it that hardware is sufficient to provide a smooth BlackBerry 10 experience, then we might be dealing with a decent cheaper alternative to the BlackBerry Q10. But then again, the BlackBerry Q5 has yet to land in our office for thorough inspection, and exact pricing for it has yet to be announced.
source: BlackBerry OS