A new Blackberry smartphone is around the horizon and bears a rather spooky name. The upcoming smartphone from the brand will bear the name Ghost. The smartphone will be manufactured by Optiemus, an Indian telecommunications giant. This company acquired the license to develop and distribute phones under the brand name last year. Optiemus’ license is also valid for neighboring countries which include Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, and Nepal, thus the Ghost might be launched for these countries simultaneously.
The leak regarding the phone’s launch has been brought to light by popular leakster Evan Blass.
BlackBerry 'Ghost': a bezel-less, premium Android handset from licensee Optiemus; coming soon to India. pic.twitter.com/KTAvKbDl5v
— Evan Blass (@evleaks) February 26, 2018
There hasn’t been much that’s revealed about the device apart from what it would be like and does it look like a stunner! First off, the Ghost may be the first smartphone made by Blackberry that will come with a bezel-less display. The phone is expected to compete in the premium smartphone segment and may feature either a FullHD+ or QuadHD+ panel; as per the brand’s reputation, the former rather than the latter is more likely.
Speculating on what the phone will be powered by, let’s quickly recall the recently launched KEYOne which had a Snapdragon 625 processor. The Ghost is likely to feature the more efficient Snapdragon 636 chipset which was introduced with the Redmi Note 5 Pro. The Blackberry Ghost is also likely to come with up to 4GB of RAM.
In the optics department, there hasn’t been any news so far, however, if the latest trend is to be considered, the upcoming phone should come with a dual-rear camera setup to compete with rival smartphones like the OnePlus 5T.
At CES 2018, TCL Communications confirmed that “at least two new BlackBerry smartphones” would be launched this year. The Blackberry Ghost as per its first looks does look impressive and seems like a good contender. Would you be looking to buy the phone if it does launch in the Rs. 30,000 price segment, or rather opt for one of its rival smartphones from OnePlus and Nokia?