After a several leaks and rumors surrounding the much awaited BlackBerry first phablet Z30, the Canadian manufacturer finally unveiled the Z10 successor today in Germany. However, the device did not come out to be a surprise for most BlackBerry fans who have been following the leaks taking place for quite sometime now. To those who don't know, BlackBerry Z30is the company's first flagship to come with a 5 inch display and BlackBerry 10.2 version of OS.
BlackBerry Z30 is official now and to talk about the specs (which again most of us already know), the new handset comes with a 5 inches Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen display offering 720 x 1280 pixels resolution and 294 ppi pixel density.
The Z30 is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon S4Pro chipset and 1.7GHz processor coupled with Adreno 320 quad-core graphics. Moreover, it is also supported by 2 GB RAM.
Moving on to camera, the handset features 8 MP rear camera with auto focus, 5x digital zoom, 1080 video capturing capability and LED Flash along with a 2MP front facing shooter with 3x digital zoom and 720p digital recording facility.
The Z30 houses an internal storage capacity of 16GB which can be enhanced up to 64GB using a microSD card. When it comes to connectivity options, it features, 4G LTE or HSPA+, global roaming support, WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n Dual Band, Bluetooth 4, NFC, GPS and USB.
The first 5 inch BlackBerry handset draws its power from 2,880mAh battery which is said to offer up to 25 hours of mixed usage.
Sadly, the company have not disclosed the price of the handset but said that it will be announced by partners at the time of their respective launches. And talking about the availability, the release says that it would roll out from select carriers and retailers around the world beginning next week in the UK and Middle East and all other regions going into the holiday season.
Moreover, the Canadian manufacturer also mentioned about a variety of accessories like cases and chargers as well. On top of that BlackBerry also said that BB 10 OS version 10.2 can be expected to be available for the BlackBerry Z10, BlackBerry Q10 and BlackBerry Q5 smartphones beginning mid-October but will be subject to carrier approvals.
Have a look at the 6 intriguing features incorporated in BlackBerry Z30 in the slides below:
The BlackBerry Z30 smartphone features 5 inch Super AMOLED display that makes whatever you're running larger, clearer and more vivid. The smartphone also houses many top of the line components, including a 1.7 GHz processor with quad core graphics that makes browsing web pages faster and games more detailed.
BlackBerry Priority Hub
BlackBerry Hub is the one place to manage all your conversations and notifications. The new BlackBerry Priority Hub can now learn what conversations and what people are important to you making it fast and easy to find the messages and information you need. It collects priority messages across your email, social networking and other accounts and gives you instant access to the conversations most important to you to help you stay organized and focused on the most important tasks.
Now in Any App and Message Previews Everywhere, BlackBerry 10 OS version 10.2 continues to refine the unique communications experience of the platform. You can now get a preview of any message as it arrives in whatever app you're using, and immediately dismiss it or tap it to read the full content and respond. If a BBM message arrives, you can instantly reply to the message without even leaving the app you're in. In addition, if your phone is locked, you can tap the various icons on the Lock Screen to see an instant preview of your most recent messages and notifications.
Stereo Audio and BlackBerry Natural Sound
The BlackBerry Z30 smartphone comes with stereo speakers that immerse you in your music, videos, apps and games, and makes conversations sound like you're face-to-face. BlackBerry Natural Sound is new technology exclusive to BlackBerry and part of BlackBerry 10 OS version 10.2 that makes BBM Voice and BBM Video chats sound more natural and realistic. BlackBerry Natural Sound lets you hear nuances and variations in tone, making conversations sound like you're in the same room.
New Antenna Technology
The BlackBerry Z30 smartphone features BlackBerry's new generation antenna technology that dynamically tunes reception to give you better connectivity in low signal areas. BlackBerry Paratek Antenna can give you faster data transfers and fewer dropped calls in low signal areas, keeping you connected in more places.
Longer Battery Life
The BlackBerry Z30 smartphone includes a 2880 mAh battery, the largest battery ever built into a BlackBerry smartphone. Combined with the battery enhancements in BlackBerry 10 OS version 10.2, you can get up to 25 hours of usage.