BlackBerry 'Ghost' smartphone with bezel-less display to be exclusive to India

BlackBerry 'Ghost' smartphone with bezel-less display to be exclusive to India

Leaked by @evleaks, and designed and built by Indian telecom company Optiemus, the BlackBerry GHOST looks every bit like a premium, high-end Android phone.

BlackBerry is gearing up to announce a new bezel-less premium Android smartphone called "Ghost" in India, though an exact launch date is unclear at this point. BlackBerry Mobile licensee Optiemus is said to be working on a new BlackBerry-branded handset codenamed "Ghost".

Only 850,000 BlackBerry smartphones were shipped during all of last year, a number that compares well to the likes of Essential until you realize that company's only phone was on sale for just a fraction of the year. If the leaked image is anything to go by, then the BlackBerry Ghost smartphone will come with an on-screen keyboard and no physical button on the front.

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TCL Communications secured the rights to design, market and sell BlackBerry-branded devices in early 2017.

Coming back to the Blackberry Ghost, Optiemus Infracom's Executive Director Hardip Singh has plans to expand its product portfolio with more models across price categories in the future.

However, to reach that kind of figure, BlackBerry will have to sell around 10 million units per year, according to Counterpoint Research analyst - Neil Shah. It's also unclear if this device is going to be released in markets outside India. In 2017, the BlackBerry KeyOne was launched in India.

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With BlackBerry, that could mean very differently to what's typically expected. There are no other details on the phone. What is also striking is the omission of a keyboard, which is generally a characteristic feature in BlackBerry phones.

"In terms of establishing BlackBerry and KEYone over the past year".

Actually, BlackBerry retired from making phones sometimes ago, but it still finds a way to make phones albeit through third-parties.

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