BlackBerry Ghost Pro With Thin Bezels And No Keyboard To Launch In India
BlackBerry, once a giant in the mobile industry has gradually lost control and relevance. With the rise of Android and iOS, BlackBerry OS couldn’t keep up with their advancements. Hence, the company, for the past couple of years, has been making Android-powered smartphones. Now, the BlackBerry Ghost with thin bezels and no physical keyboard has shown up online. The Ghost and Ghost Pro will launch in India before the rest of the world.
BlackBerry Ghost and Ghost Pro
Evan Blass, a popular leaker posted an image of the BlackBerry Ghost Pro on Twitter. BlackBerry has already launched the Motion, a touchscreen-only device. However, the BlackBerry Ghost and Ghost Pro will be the first devices with an 18:9 aspect ratio.
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
There are three organisations that have the license to build BlackBerry-branded smartphones. While TCL/BlackBerry and BB Merah Putih have released BlackBerry handsets, Optiemus Infracom hasn’t. It now looks like Optiemus Infracom will finally release its own take on a “BB” smartphone and it could be the most exciting one yet.
While BlackBerry certainly has a market where users prefer physical keyboards, it isn’t that prominent. The industry has widely adopted the 18:9 aspect ratio and it is time BlackBerry does so, too. The upcoming Ghost and Ghost Pro will also have the proprietary BlackBerry security features.
It’ll be interesting to see if the company incorporates gesture-based navigation system as well. BlackBerryOS featured gesture-based navigation system long before the iPhone X was launched.