The BlackBerry Passport has been popping up in the news ever since BlackBerry’s CEO John Chen showed it to the world last month. It has been a long time since any BlackBerry smartphone has generated so much interest. BlackBerry Passport is slated to launch officially next month.
We have already seen hands-on videos of the device that was rumored to have the codename ‘Windermere’. Apart from the fact that it has an unusual 4.5” square screen and a QWERTY touch-sensitive keypad, no other specifications were available. Now thanks to N4BB, we get a peak at the full specifications of the BlackBerry Passport.
Display: 4.5-inch LCD display with a resolution of 1440 x 1440 pixels (453 dpi). It has an aspect ratio of 1:1 and is protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 3 cover.
Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 chipset with 2.2GHz Quad-Core CPUs (MSM8974-AA) and Adreno 330, 450MHz GPU for graphics.
Memory: 3GB RAM and 32GB internal storage expandable up to 64GB via microSD card.
Cameras: A13MP f/2.0 auto-focus primary Camera with OIS, 1080p HD video recording at 60fps and an LED Flash. A 2MP fixed-focus front-facing camera for selfies with 720p HD video recording.
Connectivity: FD-LTE, HSPA+, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0, GPS and NFC. Ports include USB 2.0, USB 3.0 as well as Cabled-Video Out, HDMI, VGA and DisplayPort all supported by SlimPort adaptor. The device has a Nano SIM card slot. BlackBerry Passport will run on Nano SIM.
Battery: BlackBerry Passport sports a huge 3450 mAh non-removable battery with a life of 19 hours usage and 8 hours standby.
Advanced Sensors: Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Magnetometer, Time of Flight and Ambient light are available.
As already mentioned earlier, BlackBerry Passport will be available in two color options, White and Black and is set for release in September this year. Pre-registration for the smartphone has already started a few days back.