Canadian smartphone manufacturer, BlackBerry, has unveiled Z3, a new flagship smartphone in India with a tag price Rs 15,990.
The BB10.2.1 OS-based smartphone, BlackBerry Z3, will be available to pre-order from Flipkart, the Mobile Store, and BlackBerry stores from Wednesday, will go on sale from July 2.
According to the online re-seller listing, BlackBerry Z3 sports a 5-inch qHD LCD touchscreen smartphone, has 960 x 540 Pixels of resolution and 24 bit colours, features GFF / Cover Glass Touch Panel Display (offering 16:9 aspect ratio).
The BlackBerry Z3 comes in form of Bar, can be used with single micro GSM SIM, has Loudspeaker, will be available in black colour.
The BlackBerry Z3 powered by a Qualcomm 8230 Dual Core processor, clocked at 1.2 GHz of speed, coupled with 1.5GB of RAM.
The BlackBerry Z3 houses a 5 Megapixel rear camera with flash, 1920 x 1080 full HD recording support and 5x digital zoom; also has 1.1 MP frontal camera on-board available for selfies and video-calling.
Measuring the phone, dimension is 72.8x140x9.2 mm, weighs not mentioned.
The BlackBerry Z3 is backed by a 2500 mAh battery, rated to deliver 12 hrs talk time in 2G network or 15 hrs in 3G; or 288 hrs standby-time in 2G or 384 hrs in 3G.
The BlackBerry Z3 comes with built-in 8 GB internal ROM, storage can be upgraded up to 32 GB via an external microSD card. The cellphone supports hot swap storage.
In connectivity options, the BlackBerry Z3 comes with GPRS, EDGE, 3G, HSPA+, WiFi 802.11 b/g/n, USB Connectivity; Navigation Technology : A-GPS, Autonomous GPS, Simultaneous GPS, with BlackBerry Maps; Bluetooth 4.0 with EDR profile support, 3.5 mm ear-jack and DLNA.
The Blackberry Z3 sports Accelerometer, Ambient Light and Proximity Sensors. Non-removable Battery, Wi-Fi Direct, Miracast, Notification LED, USB Charging Port, Microphone and Headset Jack are additional features of this Blackberry smartphone.
Notably, the BlackBerry Z3 is the first phone to be launched by BlackBerry since new CEO John Chen took the helm late last year. It also comes with some pre-loaded BlackBerry services such as BlackBerry Hub, BBM, Time Shift, Story Maker camera features and BB10 browser.
It is also worth mentioning that, the Z3 was initially announced in Indonesia and is one of the first mobile phone made with FIH Mobile Ltd, a company of the Taiwanese Foxconn Technology Group; best known for building devices such as the Apple iPad and iPhone.
The smartphone was made available for the Indonesian market starting in mid-May, and was priced less than $200 (roughly Rs. 12,000).
The main features and specifications of BlackBerry Z3 :
- Full HD Recording
- 5 MP Primary Camera
- Wi-Fi Enabled
- BlackBerry 10.2.1 OS
- 5-inch LCD Touchscreen
- 1.2 GHz Qualcomm 8230 Dual Core Processor
- 1.1 MP Secondary Camera
- 8 GB Internal Memory