BlackBerry Z30 Launching on September 18

The smartphone is likely to reach North America in 2-3 weeks

By on September 16th, 2013 13:04 GMT

We already had our fair share of BlackBerry Z30 leaks, but that’s about to stop as the phone will go official this week, rumors suggest.

The folks over at Pocket-lint have just learned from a source close to the matter that BlackBerry plans to announce the Z30 on September 18.

BlackBerry has already sent invitations to a press event that will take place in Malaysia, France and India on the 18th, but it did not hint to a BlackBerry Z30 launch, so we thought the Canadian company might launch the long-awaited BlackBerry Messenger (BBM) app for Android and iOS.

Well, it appears that BlackBerry Z30 will be the main highlight of the event. The bad news is that sources claim that the smartphone will only be launched in Malaysia this week and perhaps France and India.

BlackBerry Z30 is likely to reach North America in about 2-3 weeks, which puts its availability around the end of the month time frame.

Pocket-lint’s source also claims that BlackBerry plans to ship the Z30 along with a leather backed case, which will act as a smart cover with built-in features that will allow the phone to illuminate when users flip open the front cover.

In addition, the cited source claims that the latest rumors regarding the phone’s specs sheet are pretty accurate and very close to the final build, so we shouldn’t expect any surprises from the official announcement.

To recap, BlackBerry Z30 is said to pack a large 5-inch Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen display that supports HD (720p) resolution, as well as 16GB of internal memory, which can be further extended up to 64GB via microSD memory card.

Hardware-wise, the Z30 is said to come equipped with a 1.7 GHz dual-core processor and 2GB of RAM. It will ship with BlackBerry 10.2 OS and it will sports a 2880 mAh Li-Ion battery, an 8-megapixel rear-facing camera and Qi wireless charging.

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