BlackBerry Q5 Price and Availability in Malaysia

Models with BlackBerry Q5
Models with BlackBerry Q5
Models with BlackBerry Q5

BlackBerry Q5 will be available in Malaysia beginning July 15, 2013. The recommended retail price of RM1,299. Read on for Q5 specs and how it is compared to Q10.

BlackBerry Q5 is the 2nd QWERTY keyboard BlackBerry 10 smartphone. The higher-end sibling is BlackBerry Q10 which was released in May 2013. Q5 is available in 3 colours – Black, White, Red. The pink Q5 is missing for Malaysian. See pink BlackBerry Q5 picture in this article.

Annamalai Muthu, Managing Director for Malaysia at BlackBerry said, “Malaysia is a key market for us and we are excited to bring the BlackBerry Q5 smartphone here. We believe that the BlackBerry Q5 smartphone will offer a great experience to customers who want to have the power of BlackBerry 10 with a QWERTY keyboard in a stylish youthful design, and available in three stunning colours.”

BlackBerry Q5 specs

Here is the BlackBerry Q5 official specs in Malaysia:

  • Processor: Dual Core 1.2 GHz
  • Memory: 2GB RAM, 8GB internal storage, support microSD card up to 32GB
  • Display: 3.1-inch IPS LCD display, 720×720 resolution at 329 PPI
  • Camera: 5MP rear facing camera and 2MB front facing camera
  • Software: BlackBerry 10.1 Operating System
  • Connectivity: GPS, Bluetooth 4.0, NFC, WiFi 802.11 b/g/n, 4G LTE, HSPA+
  • Battery: 2180 mAh (up to 9 hours video playback or 12.5 hours talk time)
  • Weight: 120 gram

Compare BlackBerry Q5 vs Q10

BlackBerry Q5 Black White Red
BlackBerry Q5 Black White Red

Though both are BlackBerry 10 QWERTY smartphones, BlackBerry Q10 is more advance than Q5 as listed below:

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, BlackBerry Q5, BlackBerry Q10
Processor, Dual Core 1.2 GHz, Dual Core 1.5 GHz
Storage, 8GB, 16GB
Rear Camera, 5 MP, 8 MP
microHDMI, No, Yes
Display, IPS LCD, Super AMOLED
Battery, 2180 mAh, 2100 mAh (removable)
Price, RM1299, RM2388
[/table]

Video: Explore the new BlackBerry Q5

 

Price and Availability

BlackBerry Q5 recommended retail price is RM1299, available in Malaysia beginning July 15, 2013. Malaysia telcos – Maxis, Celcom, Tune Talk, and U Mobile – to offer BlackBerry Q5 with contracts.

➤ BlackBerry Q5

BlackBerry Q5 Mobile: Low-cost QWERTY BB10 Smartphone

BlackBerry Q5 in Black, White, Red, Pink
BlackBerry Q5 in Black, White, Red, Pink
BlackBerry Q5 in Black, White, Red, Pink (click to enlarge)

BlackBerry Q5 mobile is the 2nd QWERTY keyboard BlackBerry 10 smartphone. It is available in Black, White, Red and Pink. Available in selected markets in July 2013. (Tweet This)

“The BlackBerry Q5 gives you the best of everything with its cutting-edge BlackBerry 10 functionality and a physical QWERTY keyboard. It is for youthful fans that are passionate, confident and bold, and it makes it easy for them to have fun, create, share and stay connected.” said Thorsten Heins, President and CEO of BlackBerry

BlackBerry Q5 specs

BlackBerry Q5 Red (left) and Q5 Pink (right)
BlackBerry Q5 Red (left) and Q5 Pink (right) (clcik to enlarge)

BlackBerry Q5 features a 3.1-inch 720×720 pixels touchscreen display and a physical QWERTY keyboard with discrete keys. It is powered by Dual Core 1.2 GHz processor and 2GB RAM. The internal storage is 8GB, support microSD card up to 32GB.

Q5 equipped with 5MP rear camera with LED flash and 2MP front camera. Support WiFi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0, GPS. For selected models, Q5 support NFC and 4G LTE. No HDMI output.

BlackBerry Q5 weights 120 gram with build-in non-removable 2180 mAh battery.

Q5 vs Q10

Based on the specs, we know that BlackBerry Q5 is the low-cost version of BlackBerry Q10 (1st BB10 QWERTY smartphone). Q10 has a faster dual core 1.5 GHz processor, double storage space (16GB) and support 64GB microSD cards. Also, Q10 equiped with 8MP rear camera and support microHDMI output.

Even though both Q10 and Q5 display is 3.1-inch with 720×720 pixels resolution, Q10’s Super AMOLED screen gives better picture than Q5’s IPS LCD.

Q10’s 2100 mAh battery is removable that you can swap it out with a back-up battery pack when battery run low.

BlackBerry Q5 price and release date

BlackBerry Q5 will be available in selected markets in Europe, the Middle East, Africa, Asia and Latin Ameria. The release date expected in the early July 2013. Though no official price yet, we know Q5 will be much cheaper than Q10 (RM2388 in Malaysia).

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