After the successful launch of the affordable Z3, BlackBerry is giving the high-end market another shot with its weirdly shaped Passport smartphone. And it plans to unveil the mammoth of a handset at simultaneous event around the globe on September 24.
The company has officially disclosed its plans on the Inside BlackBerry blog, but has made no mention of what will be officially unveiled at the event. Well, the ‘See The Bigger Picture’ heading obviously hints at the Passport smartphone, albeit it won’t be the only device to debut.
As per a previously leaked roadmap, there’s a high chance that we’ll also see the Porsche Design P’9983 go official, which will be remodeled after the Q10 handset featuring a premium design and a 4-row QWERTY keyboard. The phone is said to carry a 3.5-inch display, a 1.7GHz dual core processor, 2GB RAM, 64GB storage and run on the latest BB10.3.1 platform.
Coming back to the BlackBerry Passport, almost everything about the handset is known. Specs were leaked a couple of weeks back and we recently learnt that the device will support 4K video recording at 30fps.
BlackBerry Passport specs roundup:
– 4.5-inch 1440 x 1440p LCD
– Corning Gorilla Glass 3
– BB10.3 OS
– 2.2GHz quad core Snapdragon 800 SOC
– 3GB RAM, 32GB storage (64GB expandable)
– 13MP rear camera with OIS, 4K video capture
– 2MP front snapper
– 3450mAH battery
– 128mm x 90.3mm x 9.3mm dimensions
– 194.4 grams weight
There’s even word on an LTE version of the BlackBerry Z3 and it could go official at the event carrying upgraded specs like 2GB of RAM and a 1.7GHz dual core Snapdragon S4 Pro processor.