If rumors get you, then you better believe this. One of the latest summer leaks, vetted put by Vietnamese outlet Cellphone S; Blackberry Z30. The first hands on treatment has already infested the internet and tech pundits have already started throwing their bets on this device. Blackberry Z30 happens to be a follow up to BB10 and 10.2 lineup of smartphones; as a matter of fact, this is the fourth one and seemingly the most powerful Blackberry to have made its appearance in the market.
The first look of this handset shouts HTC. The handset is so similar looking to the likes of HTC One, & Butterfly. The new Blackberry Z30 sports a super large 5-inch, 1,280 x 720 Super AMOLED display with a pixel density of 295ppi which is an improved offering from its all touch predecessor Z10. The biggest surprise lies inside the belly with the biggest battery from Blackberry 2,880mAh which promises 25 hours of usage before you need to charge it again. 1.7GHz processor with quad-core graphics is what gives oxygen to this device and the new stereo speakers (BlackBerry Natural Sound) are a welcome addition to Z30. The sound enhancement feature is a nice one and has been designed to deliver superior voice quality made over BBM. There is also a new piece of antenna that seeks to boost data speeds and keep way from dropping calls.
Change is good
On the software front, Blackberry Z30 has introduced BB Priority Hub, which is a similar feature like that of Gmail priority inbox to index your emails , texts, and of course BBM’s. One of the most notable feature of version 10.2 happens to be the preview opportunity for every communication that you send and receive. The preview feature works on the locked screen as well and the reply to the messages are possible anytime, no matter in which you are logged into. Blackberry Z10 users shall soon receive an update to version 10.2 which will make them use the preview feature lie that of z30.The internal storage lies fixed at 16GB and one has to augment the same with the help of a micro SD. Z30 will support 4G LITE ddual-band Wi-Fi a/b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0 and NFC. The camera on the front is 2 mega pixel which is similar to that of Z10 and an 8 mega pixel at the rear which is armed with f2.2 that can capture stills at 1080p.
Pricing and availability
The official press release from the house of Blackberry has slotted the release dates to be somewhere around mid-October not mentioning any particular dates. There is also no word on the pricing which shall vary from network to network under bundled offering. Middle East and UK are most probably the first ones to witness the launch while US have been booked for pre-holiday release.
- Processor: Dual Core 1.7 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro Processor with QuadCore Adreno 320 GPU
- Memory: 2GB RAM + 16GB Flash + Hot Swappable MicroSD slot up to SDXC UHS-I
- Expandable Memory: MicroSD slot located under back cover
- Display: 5”, 1280 x 720 resolution, 295 PPI, 24 bit Color, 16:9, SuperAMOLED
- Network Connectivity: 4G LTE support for global roaming
- Rear Facing Camera: 8MP Auto-Focus, Back Side Illumination, 5 element F2.2 lens, Flash, continuous & touch to focus, image stabilization, Proprietary Enhanced Super, Resolution Digital Zoom (5x), 1080p HD video recording
- Front Facing Camera: 2MP Fixed-Focus, Image & video stabilization, 3x digital zoom, 720p HD video recording
- GPS: Assisted, Autonomous and Simultaneous GPS
- Bluetooth: 4.0 Low Energy
- Dedicated Keys: Volume Up/Down, Mute, Lock(Power On/Off)
- Notification: Tone, vibrate, on-screen or LED indicator; notification options are user configurable
- Voice Input/output: Dual integrated stereo speakers, multiple microphones, Hands-free headset capable, Bluetooth headset capable, Integrated Hands-Free Speakerphone
- Advanced Sensors: Accelerometer, Magnetometer, Proximity, Gyroscope, Ambient Light Sensor
- Headset: 3.5 mm stereo
- Ports and Connectivity: USB 2.0 High Speed – USB port allows charging and data synchronization of the device with a USB “A” to microUSB “B” cable, USB OTG, Micro HDMI, NFC, Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) Server
- Power Adapter: +5V DC / 850 mA AC power adapter
- Battery: 2880 mAh non-removable battery
- Battery Life: Talk time: Up to 18 hours UMTS/14 hours GSM, Standby time: Up to 16 Days, Music: Up to 90 hours, Video: Up to 12 hours
- Wi- Fi: 802.11 a/b/g/n, 2.4GHz/5GHz, 4G Mobile Hotspot
- Dimensions (LxWxD): 140.7 x 72 x 9.4 mm
- Weight: 170g