BlackBerry’s recently launched smartphone was BlackBerry Key2 which was released a couple of weeks back. Now, BlackBerry is working on a new premium flagship smartphone called BlackBerry Ghost which is expected to arrive in India, China, and other major parts of the world soon. A BlackBerry Ghost? Yes! That’s exactly what Evan Blass says on his Twitter account. While the BlackBerry is working hard to keep up with the smartphone industry, this BlackBerry Ghost could be IT. The availability of BlackBerry Ghost in Australia is yet to be confirmed, but it’s crystal-clear that it will carry a whopping 4000mAh battery which is a need of everyone.
Evan Blass further says BlackBerry Ghost is going to be the first Berry to house what has become the Modern Look for flagship smartphones. In short, it will sport a dual camera, thin bezels, high performance and massive battery. To dig down inside, we get BlackBerry Ghost review for here. Let’s get going.
BlackBerry Ghost Release Date
At this time, BlackBerry Ghost release date in Australia, as well as many other details about it, remains in the air. A bunch of rumours has indicated that Optiemus had plans to announce BlackBerry Ghost along with its elder brother BlackBerry Ghost Pro in the next 2 Qs. Optiemus seems to have ghosted us all when it comes to further details. We will update this segment as soon as we hear more. So, check back soon.
BlackBerry Ghost Price
There isn’t much to say about pricing as it’s yet to be revealed just like its release date. However, BlackBerry Ghost Price in India is expected around RS 39,000 (roughly $570/£425). After conversion BlackBerry Ghost Price in Australia comes to around AU$765. For now, we can only put our educated guess.
BlackBerry Ghost Specs
Here is a quick rundown of BlackBerry Ghost Specifications and BlackBerry Ghost Features. Let’s get it on!
- Operating System: Android v8.0 Oreo
- SIM: Single SIM
- Material: Metal Body
- Colour: Black
- Display size: 6” IPS LCD Touchscreen Display
- Display Resolution: 1440 x 2960 Pixels (549 PPI)
- Display Protection: Corning Gorilla Glass
- Rear Camera: 13MP + 13MP
- Front Camera: 8MP
- Camera Features: Geo-Tagging, Touch Focus, Face Detection, Panorama and HDR
- RAM: 6GB
- ROM: 64GB
- Card Slot: microSD, Up to 256GB
- Chipset: Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 MSM8953
- CPU: Octa-core 2.0 GHz Cortex-A53
- GPU: Adreno 506
- Connectivity: Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, Dual-band, WiFi Direct, Hotspot
- Bluetooth: 4.2
- Sensors: Fingerprint (rear-mounted), Accelerometer, Gyrometer, Proximity, Compass
- Battery: 4000mAh Non-Removable
- Fast Charging: Yes
Design and Display
The BlackBerry Ghost was leaked by @evleaks on Twitter and indicates an awesome design. Based on those leaks, BlackBerry Ghost houses a bezel-less design (didn’t see yet so that’s hard to confirm). Antenna lines on the side around the device indicate that it will boast a metal build, which would be nice to see. There is a small front-facing camera on the top of the phone, but we didn’t see any sensor for a feature such as facial recognition.
In term of a display, BlackBerry Ghost sports a 6-inches IPS LCD display with 1440 x 2960 pixels resolution at 549 PPI for full HD experience. The display is vivid, bright and paired with excellent viewing angles which visuals life-like. Hence, you can indulge yourself in games and movies on the big screen.
Camera and Performance
The BlackBerry Ghost lands with an 8MP front-facing shooter which can be used to click selfies and making video calls with your nearest and dearest. On the other hand, BlackBerry Ghost houses a dual 13MP + 13MP rear sensors – designed to capture gorgeous shots even in bad lighting conditions thanks to the presence of an LED flash.
The BlackBerry Ghost also features PDAF (Phase Detection Autofocus), HDR and Panorama to make shots beautiful.
The brain behind BlackBerry Ghost is Octa-core Snapdragon 625 Chipset coupled with a whopping 6GB of RAM to ensure seamless and flawless performance. Performance-wise, BlackBerry Ghost won’t disappoint you and will give you a lag-free experience whether you work on multiple apps at once or play graphics enriched games while several open tabs in Chrome.
Storage, OS and Battery
To store an ample amount of data with ease, BlackBerry Ghost houses a massive 64GB of onboard memory. Either it comes with other onboard variants or not, it’s something we don’t know about. Interestingly, BlackBerry Ghost enables users to increase its built-in memory further up to 256GB via microSD card (Yahoo!).
Talking about its software, BlackBerry Ghost runs on Android v8.0 Oreo operating system – either it will be upgraded to Android P 9.0 or not, it’s yet to be announced.
A massive 4000mAh non-removable battery is the key point of BlackBerry Ghost which promises to keep you up all day long with a heavy usage and delivers slightly more with a moderate use. If the battery is on a dead level and you’re short on time, fast charging feature has got you covered.
The BlackBerry Ghost is one of those flagship smartphones backed by fully-baked and powerful features. A hefty onboard memory, exquisite camera configuration and HD visual experience will absolutely make it stand out from the crowd. Moreover, BlackBerry Ghost is a real-world performance and decent photography will definitely entice you to go for it. Altogether, if you could wait for a little until it releases, it’s an absolute choice to get your hands on.
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