Veteran tipster, @evleaks has reported another render. This time it’s the alleged Blackberry Ghost. Renders were reported about a month back that were believed to be the Ghost’s. The present render is very similar to the old ones, putting some credibility to the existence of the Blackberry smartphone.
Remember BlackBerry Ghost? Of course you do (and if not, just expand this thread). Well here's another upcoming handset from Indian licensee Optiemus to haunt you: the BlackBerry Ghost Pro. pic.twitter.com/1TcyhE3CsL
— Evan Blass (@evleaks) March 22, 2018
The render shows a smartphone with hardly any bezels, following the trend that is taking the market by storm. There seem to be no capacitive or physical keys on the front. The only physical buttons are the power and volume keys that sit on the right side of the frame. The power button has a ridge-like finish that helps differentiate it from the volume controls. There’s enough space on the bottom bezel for the Blackberry logo. The earpiece and front camera sit on the top bezel. Antenna lines run on the back of the smartphone hinting towards a metal back. No other details are known but if we are to make a guess, a dual camera setup would probably be a part of the package. Apparently, this handset would be brought to you by Optiemus Infracom, currently dealing with the marketing, sales, and distribution of the KeyONE in India. So there is a possibility that this might be an India exclusive smartphone.
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
Blackberry seems to have finally started catching up with the current trends. But this also means that we might have to say goodbye to the physical keyboard form factor which is my personal favorite. The best thing to happen would be if the Blackberry Ghost comes with a slide out keyboard like the Droids of yore. But judging from the renders, it is highly unlikely for that to happen.