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Canadian smartphone maker BlackBerry is reportedly gearing up to launch its new touchscreen flagship handset Z30 in India next week.

BlackBerry is expected to host an event on 24 October to launch Z30 in the subcontinent with price-tag of under ₹45,000, reported The Financial Express.

The Z30 smartphone, which was globally unveiled on 18 September, is touted as the company's first ever phablet. It sports a 5.0-inch super AMOLED HD (1280x720p) display with pixel density close to 294 ppi (pixels per inch) and runs on the updated BB OS v10.2 out-of-the-box.

Inside, it houses 1.7GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro dual-core CPU, Adreno 320 graphics engine, 2GB, 16GB inbuilt memory (expandable up to 64GB), Li-Ion based battery with 2800 mAh capacity, which the company claims has enough juice in it to power the phone up to 25 hours under mixed usage.

Regarding its camera specifications, BlackBerry Z30 packs the same features as seen on its predecessor Z10. It flaunts an 8.0-megapixel camera with LED flash support and is capable of recording full HD video. On the front side, it features a 2.0-megapixel snapper capable of taking HD (720x1280p) video.

A few days ago, BlackBerry's rival Apple announced that it would release the recently unveiled smartphones - the premium model iPhone 5S and plastic-based iPhone 5C, in India on 1 November.

Key specifications of BlackBerry Z30:

Model BlackBerry Z30
Display 5.0-inch Super AMOLED HD capacitive touch screen with 1280x720p resolutionPixel density: 294 ppi (pixels per inch)
OS BlackBerry OS v10.2
Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro dual-core processor with 1.7GHz speed
GPU Adreno 320
Storage 16GB, expandable up to 64GB
Camera Main:8.0-megapixel camera with LED flash support, full HD video recordingFront: 2.0-megapixel camera with HD(720p) video recording
Network 3G
Battery Li-Ion (2800 mAh)
Add-ons Wi-Fi (802.11 b/g/n), Wi-Fi Direct, Bluetooth v4.0 with A2DP support, NFC, micro-USB v2.0, microSD card slot, A-GPS
Dimensions 140.7 x 72.0 x 9.4 mm
Price Expected to be under ₹45,000