We have finally got a hold of the full specifications for the upcoming device branded Blackberry, namely the Blackberry Passport. The handset if rather odd-looking, as we canât say weâve seen a lot of devices that share its take on exterior design. The phone comes with a square design and a large display, but also features a physical, QWERTY keyboard. Also, the Passport is apparently set for a September release date.
Phone Arena reports that with the Passport, Blackberry implemented a system that combines both physical keys and virtual or soft keys. It seems like the physical keys placed on the deviceâs canvas will handle letters, while there will be an extra virtual key row that will change according to the context on the screen. For example, if youâre in the email application and typing an email, the virtual key row will feature elements related to emails, such as the â@â symbol. In the same fashion, â.â And â/â will appear when youâre on the web browser and you need to type a web address.
Getting down to specifications, it seems like the device, which is pretty heavy for a smartphone, weighing 194.4 grams and measuring 9.3 mm in thickness, will have a unique 1440 x 1440 resolution for its 4.5 inch square display. The pixel density for this device is also great, with 453 ppi. The technology behind the Blackberry Passportâs display is LCD. Digging deeper, we find a very powerful Qualcomm Snapdrgon 800 quad core processing unit, clocked at 2.2 GHz, backed up by the Adreno 330 graphics processing unit. To complete the list of high-end specifications, we have no less than 3 GB of included RAM capacity. In terms of internal storage capacity, you will have 32 GB of storage space at your disposal, but if you feel thatâs not enough, you can boost it up to 64 GB by using a microSD card. Of course, all that power is going to need a lot of juice, but thatâs taken care of as the Blackberry Passport comes with a huge battery which is capable of sustaining the deviceâs life for 19 hours of talk time. The batteryâs capacity is 3450 mAh. The Blackberry device will feature the Blackberry 10.3 OS right from the start.
The phoneâs camera isnât bad at all, as it houses a 13 MP lens on the back of the device, while the front features a 2 MP shooter. In terms of camera features, the Blackberry Passport comes with LED flash, OIS (Optical Image Stabilization) and 3x Digital Zoom for the front facing lens.
The handset will feature HDMI and NFC support and capabilities. Also, on top of that, it will also come with the standard list of connectivity options that canât miss from todayâs smartphone. The list includes Bluetooth, Wifi, USB or GPS.Â Blackberry has the device packed with fancy features, such as Corning Gorilla Glass 3 on the front, for extra protection, and Back Side Illumination.
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