Canadian smartphone maker BlackBerry has launched a limited edition luxury handset Porsche Design P'9983 Graphite in India.

The new P'9983 Graphite smartphone is a product of BlackBerry and carmaker Porsche's Design division. It was originally unveiled in April this year. 

BlackBerry's flagship QWERTY smartphone boasts of a specially crafted glass-like keys made from rigid synthetic material for durability and comes with hand-wrapped leather on the rear-side. The company has also incorporated graphite based stainless steel colour frame around the contours of the phone to give a premium feel to the smartphone.

Under the hood, it houses the 1.5GHz dual-core Snapdragon processor backed by 2GB RAM, sumptuous 64GB, an 8mp camera with company's proprietary enhanced super resolution digital Zoom (5x), a 2mp snapper on the front and a 2100 mAh battery, which can run the phone for close to 12 days.

BlackBerry Porsche Design P'9983 Graphite India Price and Availability:

The company has reportedly confirmed that the new phone will hit Indian stores shortly and will cost Rs 99,990.

Will BlackBerry Porsche Design P'9983 Graphite find any takers in India?

Considering the price of the device, some might think the BlackBerry Porsche Design P'9983 Graphite won't find many takers, especially in a price-sensitive market like India. But India is slowly emerging to be a market for Tier-1 brands such as Apple. They reportedly generated $1 billion in revenue from India alone, clocking 42% increase in units sales in 2014-2015, proving that there are Indians who don't mind spending on a top-end phone. 

Statistics aside, the BlackBerry Porsche series phones will certainly find takers from loyal fans novelty collectors and tech-savvy elite businessmen who give paramount importance to data security. 

Key Specifications of BlackBerry Porsche Design P'9983 Graphite:

Model BlackBerry Porsche Design P'9983 Graphite
Display 3.1-inch screen with 720x720p resolution and QWERTY Keypad
  • Pixel density: 330 ppi (pixels per inch)
OS Latest BlackBerry 10 OS
Processor 1.5GHz dual-core Qualcomm Snapdragon (MSM8960) CPU
Storage capacity 64GB, expandable up to 128GB
  • Main: 8.0-megapixel camera with auto-focus, LED flash, BlackBerry's Proprietary Enhanced Super Resolution Digital Zoom (5x), 5 element lens with f/2.2 aperture, Milbeaut Fujitsu M-9MO image signal processor with dedicated 64MB frame buffer, Hybrid absorptive IR filter, 4DOF video stabilization, full HD video recording
  • Front: 2.0-megapixel camera with fixed-focus, 3 x digital zoom, HD video recording
Battery 2100 mAh;
  • Up to 14 hours talk time (3G)
  • Up to 9 hours talk time (2G)
  • Up to 12 days standby time (2G/3G)
  • Up to 45 hours audio playback
  • Up to 8.1 hours video playback
Network 4G-LTE
Add-ons On-screen/LED notification indicator, NFC (Near Field Communication), FM radio, Bluetooth v4.0 LE (Low Energy), GPS/GLONASS, GPS Preloaded with BlackBerry Maps Maps application, USB 2.0
Dimensions 119.3 x 67.4 x 11.1 mm
Weight 140g
Price ₹99,990/-

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