After roaming around the web in lots of rumors and leaked reports, the BlackBerry Z30 smartphone is officially unveiled by the Canadian smartphone manufacturer. It is the first BlackBerry smartphone to run on company’s latest operating system the BB 10.2 which brings many improvements to the BlackBerry OS ecosystem including message previews in the lock screen area etc. It is also the first device from the company with 5inch screen to join the phablet segment.
Features wise, BlackBerry Z30 comes with a 5inch super AMOLED touch screen display with the resolution of 1280*720 pixels and 295 pixels per inch density. It is powered by a 1.7GHz quad core Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro processor along with 2GB of RAM memory. The BlackBerry 10.2 OS version on which the phone is running is tweaked a little bit to work on big screen. The BBM Voice and the BBM Video services are expected to run more smoothly in this OS version. It comes with 8MP rear and 2MP front facing cameras with HD video recording ability. It comes with 16GB of internal storage which is further expendable via microSD card slot. Company has packed the phone with a massive 2880mAh battery which is non-removable. Connectivity wise it offers WiFi, Bluetooth 4.0, 3G and NFC. Selected smartphone markets will also get the 4G LTE supporting version of the phone. Company hasn’t yet announced the price of the phone but it has announced that it will be available in UK and Middle East by next week. It will be rolled out in the global markets around the holiday season.