BlackBerry Z30 announced with 5″ HD AMOLED screen, 1.7 GHz CPU, 8 MP camera. Available next week
After many months of leaks upon leaks (in most of which it starred as the A10), the BlackBerry Z30 has finally become official today. The new Z-series device from BlackBerry is once again all-touch, no keyboard (that’s what the Qs are for). It may or may not be the successor to the Z10 unveiled at the end of January (that may still be sold alongside the Z30, we assume).
The BlackBerry Z30 has a 5-inch 720p Super AMOLED HD touchscreen, a 1.7 GHz dual-core Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro processor, an 8 MP rear camera with 1080p video recording, a 2 MP front camera, 16 GB of built-in storage space, a microSD card slot for expansion, 4G LTE, dual-band Wi-Fi a/b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0, NFC, GPS, and a non-removable 2,880 mAh battery.
It’s the first device to run BlackBerry OS 10.2, the brand new iteration of the Canadian company’s all-new software effort that debuted earlier this year.
The Z30 comes with the biggest battery ever seen in a BlackBerry, but otherwise its specs don’t impress compared to the Android competition. In this regard, the BlackBerry Z30 is more like Windows Phones – not competing on spec sheet alone.
The BlackBerry Z30 will start rolling out next week in the UK and the Middle East. As for other regions, expect it in stores before the holiday season hits. Pricing should be announced soon by each carrier and retailer that’s going to sell it.
The BlackBerry OS 10.2 version will start rolling out to the Z10, Q10 and Q5 in mid-October.