Five inches. It’s a measurement that pretty much all Android
flagships this year have attained as their screen size, from the mega-popular Samsung Galaxy S4
, waterproof Sony Xperia Z
, budget Oppo Find 5, and even the HTC Butterfly
(although not the One).
This week, slides leaked that suggested that BlackBerry‘s next big handset will also reach that impressive size. The phone’s called the Blackberry A10, and will reportedly be the first BlackBerry to include a five inch display, albeit it at a lesser 720p resolution than the Android phones we mentioned earlier.
That’s not all either. Changes on the inside are also on the cards, with a faster quad-core Snapdragon S4 Processor running at 1.7 GHz, 2 GB of RAM and 16 GB of internal storage plus microSD expansion. We’re also expecting a much larger 2,800 mAh battery to keep things going. Connectivity is also fairly strong, with 4G LTE capabilities on top of WiFi N, NFC, Micro HDMI out and Micro USB for charging. Cameras remain unchanged from the current flagship models, with an 8 megapixel shooter on the rear and 2 megapixels up front.
One thing these slides didn’t mention is a release date or price, although the slides themselves are dated May 23rd. That means that these specifications might have changed in the time since they were written – we may even see a more powerful A10 than what’s been listed here!
Ultimately though, the release date will be judged against what BlackBerry’s competitors are doing. With many releases targeted for this autumn – including the Galaxy Note III, iPhone 5S, HTC One Max and Sony Xperia Z Ultra – the A10 might also make a showing in this crowded launch window.
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