Back in April this year, BlackBerry launched its latest Z3 smartphone in the Indonesian market and it was soon let out for pre-order there. Today the company has made the same smartphone official in India.
The BlackBerry Z3 can be pre-ordered from online retails like The Mobile Store, Flipkart and BlackBerry's Exclusive stores starting today itself. The handset is priced at Rs 15,990 alongside a Rs. 1,000 voucher that will be offered with the booking of the handset right away. This means Flipkart and The Mobile Store will offer the smartphone At Rs. 14,999.
If you are not aware, the handset is not much of a flagship model and comes with decent specs and will come with a mid-range price-tag.
In terms of specs, the BlackBerry Z3 features a 5-inch touch screen display offering a qHD resolution of 960 × 540 pixels. It runs on the latest version of BlackBerry OS 10 i.e. v10.2.1 and it is powered by a 1.2 GHz dual-core Qualcomm Snapdragon (MSM8230) processor and Adreno 305 GPU coupled with 1.5 GB RAM.
Although the device is not much of a camera oriented, it does offer an average 5MP auto focus rear camera with LED flash and a front facing 1.1MP camera. In the connectivity segment, you will get to see 3G HSPA+, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0 LE with aptX codec and GPS.
The BlackBerry Z3 also comes with a LED Indicator and you will find an 8GB internal memory, expandable memory up to 32GB with microSD.
The smartphone which measures 9.26mm thick and weighs 164 grams draws its energy from a 2500 mAh non-removable battery. Moreover, in terms of features you will also see BlackBerry Maps in the new BlackBerry Z3 smartphone.
If you are worried about the features, you can take a look at the sliders below:
BlackBerry OS 10.2.1
It is obvious that the BlackBerry Z3 comes with a new looks and new hardware, but also what is more important is the new software version that the company has used in the handset. With the new BlackBerry OS 10.2.1 on board, there's access to BlackBerry Hub.
BlackBerry Z3: Battery
According to BlackBerry, BlackBerry Z3 optimizes your power consumption to deliver the best possible battery performance to ensure your smartphone can keep going for as long as you need it to. SO you can achieve up to 15.5 hours of talk time and 16.2 days of standby time.
BlackBerry Smart Sharing
BlackBerry Z3 also comes with a Smart Sharing which gives and more intuitive way to share pictures, files, links or documents. It offers suggestions on with whom and how to share with a touch of a button based on your past activity.
You will also get a BlackBerry Hub from any application with a swipe to effortlessly flow in and out of all your messages. And with a pinch, BlackBerry Priority Hub will filter what's important to you to help you stay organized, in control and on top of all your conversations.
BlackBerry Keyboard: Hindi Typing
The BlackBerry Keyboard on the BlackBerry Z3 learns how you write and adapts to how you type. It understands what you want to say and suggests words to help you type faster, more accurately and with less effort, making this a unique typing experience on glass.