Blackberry introduces Classic Smartphone with an array of sensible features
Blackberry introduces Classic Smartphone with an array of sensible featuresBlackberry

Canadian smartphone maker BlackBerry on Thursday, 15 January released the much anticipated flagship QWERTY smartphone Classic in India.

The new BlackBerry Classic features the company's trademark back-lit QWERTY physical keypad with trackpad and navigation keys. On top, it sports a 3.5-inch 720x720p resolution touch-screen display.

Under the hood, it comes packed with Snapdragon S4 quad-core processor, 2GB RAM, 16GB inbuilt memory and 2,515mAh battery, which can power the phone close to 22 hours under mixed usage.

On imaging front, it houses an 8mp camera with auto-focus, Backside illumination LED flash and a 2mp snapper on the front.

BlackBerry Classic India Price and Availability details:

The company has reportedly confirmed that the new BlackBerry Classic will be made available at online shop Snapdeal and exclusive BlackBerry stores across India from 15 January for ₹31,990.


BlackBerry Classic will be up against the Samsung Galaxy S5, Motorola Moto X (Gen 2), HTC One E8, Sony Xperia Z2 and other tier-1 brands.

Key specifications of BlackBerry Classic:

Model BlackBerry Classic
Display 3.5-inch screen with 720x720p resolutionsPixel density: 294 ppi (pixels per inch)
OS BlackBerry 10
Processor 1.5GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 4 quad-core CPU[chipset: MSM 8960]
Storage capacity 16GB, expandable up to 128GB
Camera Main: 8.0-megapixel camera with auto-focus, Backside illumination LED flash, 5-element lens , f/2.2 aperture, full HD video recording ability, 2DOF video stabilizationFront: 2.0-megapixel camera with 3x digital zoom, 720p HD video recording ability
Battery 2515 mAh (non-removable lithium-ion cell);
  • Up to 17.2 hours GSM talk time
  • Up to 15.2 days GSM standby time
  • Up to 11.7 hours UMTS talk time
  • Up to 14.5 days UMTS standby time
  • Up to 70 hours audio playback
  • Up to 13.7 hours video playback
  • Up to 22 hours under mixed usage
Network 3G & 4G-LTE
Add-ons 35 back-lit physical key-board, Bluetooth v4.0 Low Energy (with EDR), Wi-Fi (802.11 b/g/n/ an; dual-band: 2.4GHz & 5.0GHz ) FM Radio, A-GPS, Autonomous & Simultaneous GPS/GLONASS, BlackBerry® Tag with NFC technology, LED indicator
Dimensions 131.0 x 72.4 x 10.2 mm
Weight 178 g
Price ₹31,990/-