BlackBerry Q40 Concept Manages to Keep Physical Keyboard, High end Specs

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It’s been a long while since we’ve seen a BlackBerry concept, so we were happy to stumble upon this one. Meet the BlackBerry Q40, a modern device that manages to combine high end specs with a physical keyboard design.


As you can see, the handset gets a bit fatter in its middle area and a bit sharper at the top and bottom. The edges are slightly curved and the source of the concept features a comment that speculates on its specs. Some of them are really unrealistic, like a 5 inch Super AMOLED screen, that would make the device huge.


However, the rest of the specs, like 32 GB of storage, 3 GB of RAM, microUSB 3.0 and 2.2 GHz Snapdragon CPU sound nice. There’s also a 3200 mAh battery, a 13 megapixel camera and 4G LTE in the mix. Can all of those fit on a QWERTY handset in 2014?



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  • jermaine

    realistic looking renders! But strange.. 5 inch display… yet in the picture that would shown that someone is “holding it” would not even come close to 5 inch?

  • Raphael

    I will like blackberry Q40 to be like htc one m8 and samsung galaxy S5 with a good qwarty key, dual sim and best low light camera . Also gorillas class 3 screen with water and dust resistant

  • Marty

    I like the look of this phone and the 5 inch display with keyboard, only one thing is that I would of liked a track pad on this as well, I had the Q10 and had to go back to the blackberry Bold 9900 because of the track pad. Blackberry does build the strongest phones out there today! hands down

  • Valentino

    I love this concept actually, maybe a way to get around the lack of a trackpad would be to include a keyboard like the passport (not 3-row but rather 4-row instead) with trackpad capabilities like the passport uses now. That would probably satisfy the masses if no trackpad can be incorporated

  • Harry Sachs

    Horrible design. Looks like an 80’s phone