In the past couple of months we shared with you about a 5 inch smartphone from BlackBerry which was allegedly going to be called the BlackBerry Z30 on its arrival and now, the first phablet from BlackBerry has gone official as the BlackBerry Z30 and packs in a 5 inch HD Super AMOLED display and will be the first device from the company to run on the BlackBerry 10.2 OS out-of-the-box.
As expected, the specifications of the BlackBerry Z30 go on to match with leaks and rumours which we heard in the past few months and the device is powered by a 1.7 GHz dual-core Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro processor coupled with 2 GB of RAM. The internal memory is pegged at 16 GB which will further be expandable using a microSD card slot up to 32 GB. The BlackBerry Z30 measure 140.7mm x 72mm x 9.4mm and carries an 8 megapixel camera on the back with LED Flash with the capability to shoot videos at 1080p. The front camera is of 2 megapixel resoltuion and supports 720p video recording and will help users to have BBM Video chats.
The BlackBerry Z30 supports 2G, 3G, 4G LTE (market dependant), Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0, GPS, NFC, 3.5mm audio jack and microUSB port. The device is powered by a powerful 2880 mAh battery which BlackBerry claims to give users 25 hours of usage time. The Z30 goes on to feature a new antenna technology which is called the BlackBerry Paratek Antenna which as per the company claims will improve reception and data speeds, even in low signal areas. The Stereo Audio and BlackBerry Natural Sound will enhance the audio experience on the when users use apps like the BBM Voice and BBM Video Chat.
Details on the pricing has not been revealed yet but the BlackBerry Z30 will go on sale in the UK and the Middle East as early as next week with the global roll out following soon after.
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