Canadian smartphone maker has launched the new budget handset dubbed as BlackBerry Z3 in Jakarta, Indonesia.
The new BlackBerry Z3 flaunts a 5.0-inch qHD (960x540p), newly updated OS (v10.2.2), 1.5GB RAM, 8GB inbuilt storage (expandable up to 32GB), 1.2GHz snapdragon dual-core processor and non-removable 2500 mAh battery.
The budget phone also boasts a 5.0-megapixel camera with flash, 5x digital zoom, image stabilization, full HD video recording ability and a secondary 1.1-megapixel fixed-focus camera on the front side.
As of now, BlackBerry Z3 has been made available in Indonesia for IDR 2,199,000 (around ₹11,500), but the there is no official word from the company if it has any plans to launch the device in India or any other emerging markets of Asia.
By competitively pricing the phone just under $200, the company is trying its best to make a comeback in the handset business in the emerging markets of Asia, after it failed to elicit good response from the consumers in the high-end segment with launch of Z10 (Touch Screen smartphone) and Q10 (QWERTY device) last year.
It has to be noted that the new smartphone Z3 is the first device to come out of the joint-venture of BlackBerry and Chinese OEM (Original Equipment manufacturer) partner Foxconn, which is popularly known for its relationship with Apple Inc. The Canadian company has plans to launch few more handsets later in the year.
Key specifications of BlackBerry Z3:
|Display||5.0-inch qHD (960x540p) screen|
|Processor||1.2GHz Qualcomm Dual-core CPU(chipset: MSM8230)|
|Storage capacity||8GB, expandable up to 32GB|
|Camera||Main: 5.0-megapixel camera with flash, 5 x digital zoom, image stabilization, full HD video recording and more
Front: 1.1-megapixel camera fixed-focus camera, HD (720p) video recording ability
|Battery||2500 mAh (non-removable);Talk time: up to 15.5 hoursStandby mode: close to 16.2 days|
|Add-ons||Bluetooth v4.0 LE (Low Energy) with aptX, Wi-Fi (802.11 b/g/n; 2.4GHz), Assisted-GPS, dual-microphone for noise cancellation, on-screen LED indicator, proprietary BlackBerry® Balance™ technology offering dedicated profiles to keep work and personal data separate and secure|
|Dimensions||140.0 x 72.8 x 9.26 mm|
|Price||IDR 2,199,000 (around ₹11,500)|
[Image Credit: BlackBerry]