Canadian mobile manufacturer Blackberry will soon launch bezel free “Ghost” high end Android smartphone designed for India, in association with Delhi-based hardware partner Optiemus Infracom.
As to how much the smartphone will cost is still unclear. With Ghost, Blackberry aims to up its brand image and business revenue with the rest of the high-end smartphone market.
India has not seen a new BlackBerry device since the KEYOne launch in August of 2017. BlackBerry KEYone is also the first dual sim smartphone from the company and comes with a physical QWERTY keypad. All the keys respond to touch gestures and support flick typing too. The device has fingerprint sensor built onto the space bar and allows users to customise 52 shortcuts.
The Blackberry KEYone sports a 4.5-inch display with 1080x1620 pixel resolution and features a scratch resistant glass on the screen. The device is powered by a 2GHz octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 processor paired up with 3GB of RAM. The device has 32GB internal storage which can be further expanded up to 2TB via micro-SD card.
The smartphone runs on Android 7.1 Nougat operating system and come with all the security features that are found in other Blackberry devices. For photographty enthusiasts, the smartphone offers a 12MP rear camera with dual tone LED flash, Sony IMX378 sensor, f/2.0 aperture and phase-detection auto-focus. The camera can record 4K videos and there is an 8MP front snapper with f/2.2 aperture for selfies.
In February 2017, BlackBerry announced its partnership with Optiemus to licence software and services for the production of secure Android handsets in India, Sri Lanka, Nepal and Bangladesh.
Optiemus will design, manufacture, sell, promote and provide customer support for BlackBerry-branded mobile devices that offer the full BlackBerry experience, including the trusted BlackBerry for Android secure software.