BlackBerry has launched a luxury-defining smartphone in India, named as Porsche Design P’9983 Graphite. The first version of the phone was announced in last September with the name Porsche Design P’9983, and the Graphite Edition was introduced in April 2015. The phone has touch screen capability along with a full QWERTY keyboard.
The device has been designed to accommodate luxury finish, such as leather back cover, glass keys keyboard, black glass display, and a Graphite stainless steel chassis surrounding the device. The BlackBerry Porsche Design P’9983 Graphite comes with a 3.1-inch OLED display with a resolution of 720 x 720 pixels, and is powered by a 1.5 GHz dual-core Qualcomm Snapdragon (MSM8960) processor paired with 2GB of RAM.
The BlackBerry Porsche Design P’9983 Graphite runs BlackBerry OS 10 and has 64GB internal storage, which can be further increased up to 128GB via microSD card. It sports an 8-megapixel camera on the rear with LED flash, along with a 2-megapixel front-facing camera. In terms of connectivity, it supports 4G LTE, 3G, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0, NFC, Micro HDMI, GPS, and GLONASS. It is backed by a 2,100 mAh removable battery.
It features BlackBerry Messenger (BBM) with a unique PIN that is recognized right away as a Porsche Design user. Moreover, BlackBerry is also providing an all exclusive Porsche Design PIN range – 2AAXXXXX with the device. The Graphite edition is just like the Porsche Design P’9983 except for the exclusive PIN service. The device has been priced at whopping Rs. 99,990 and it will be available through selected dealers in India.
Commenting on the launch, Hitesh Shah, Director – Sales and Distribution, BlackBerry India, said, “With the launch of the new P’9983 Graphite from BlackBerry, we bring a unique, stylish smartphone combined with the superior productivity and ultimate security experience of BlackBerry 10 technology for our Indian consumers. This new smartphone is custom-built for power professionals aiming to make a style statement while not willing to compromise on effective communication and collaboration.”
BlackBerry Porsche Design P’9983 Graphite specifications
- 3.1-inch OLED display with a resolution of 720 x 720 pixels
- 1.5 GHz dual-core Qualcomm Snapdragon (MSM8960) processor paired with 2GB of RAM
- 64GB internal storage, expandable up to 128GB via microSD card
- BlackBerry OS 10
- 8 MP rear camera with LED flash, and 2MP front-facing camera
- 4G LTE, 3G, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0, NFC, Micro HDMI, GPS, and GLONASS
- 2,100 mAh removable battery