As is known for a while now, Optiemus Infracom is working on new BlackBerry smartphones. The company is scheduled to launch two new smartphones in India – BlackBerry Ghost and BlackBerry Ghost Pro. While we are yet to come across an official launch date, renders of the upcoming smartphone have surfaced online.
Shared by tipster Evan Blass, the alleged BlackBerry Ghost Pro is seen to sport a bezel-less design, but that could just also be the illusion caused by the black body of the device and the turned-off screen. We can make out that the device features a metal frame with volume rockers and power button placed on the right side. The chin of the phone houses the Blackberry branding along with the logo.
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
What is also interesting to note here is the absence of the iconic QWERTY keyboard. If the leaked image is anything to go by, then the BlackBerry Ghost smartphone will come with an on-screen keyboard, and no physical buttons on the front.
There’s no information regarding the pricing, specifications and launch date of these phones, but from what we know from previous rumors and reports, the Blackberry Ghost and Ghost Pro are expected to land sometime in the second quarter of 2018 and India could be the first market to get these phones.
Optiemus Infracom entered into a licensing agreement with BlackBerry last year. The Indian telecom company is tasked with manufacturing, selling, and providing customer support for BlackBerry handsets in India, among other countries. In most of the other regions, China-based TCL is assigned the selling and manufacturing task of BlackBerry smartphones.