As expected, Canadian company BlackBerry has just introduced the Z30 smartphone in India. The only BlackBerry smartphone to come with OS 10.2 out of the box will soon be available for purchase via authorized resellers.According to fonearena, BlackBerry Z30 costs no less than Rs 39,990 ($650 / €470) outright. Some may consider it a bit overpriced for the Indian market, but other countries got a more expensive Z30, so Indian customers can consider themselves lucky.
BlackBerry fans will be able to purchase the smartphone this week, but keep in mind that the Z30 is only available in black color.
The smartphone’s main strong point is the huge 5-inch Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen display that supports HD (720 x 1280 pixels) resolutions and 294ppi (pixel density).
Hardware-wise, BlackBerry Z30 is a pretty solid choice for fans of the brand. The handset comes equipped with a dual-core Qualcomm MSM8960T Pro Snapdragon processor clocked at 1.7GHz, an Adreno 320 graphics processing unit and 2GB of RAM.
BlackBerry has only released a 16GB version of Z30, so this is what everyone is getting when purchasing the full-touch smartphone. Obviously, users will be able to further expand storage up to 64GB via microSD memory card.
The handset also sports an enhanced 8-megapixel rear-facing camera with autofocus, LED flash and full HD (1080p) video recording, as well as a secondary 2-megapixel front-facing camera for video calls.
Other highlights of the BlackBerry Z30 include HSDPA, HSUPA and LTE support, along with 3.5mm audio jack, Bluetooth 4.0 and GPS with A-GPS and GLONASS.
Last but not least, the Z30 is powered by a high-capacity 2880 mAh Li-Ion battery, which is rated by the manufacturer for up to 384 hours of standby mode or up to 25 hours of talk time (18 hours in 3G mode).
For more details on the smartphone, you can check out our BlackBerry Z30 review.