Research In Motion has been long rumored to plan the launch of more than one type of BlackBerry 10 devices at the beginning of the next year, and some new info on one of the company’s upcoming series of phones is now available.
Initial rumors suggested that there could be only two family of BlackBerry 10 devices, namely the full-touch L-Series
and the QWERTY-enabled N-Series, yet it appears that other sets of handsets are also under development.
One of the smartphones that the company will bring to shelves at some point in the future is supposedly the recently leaked BlackBerry 10 Aristo, which should be included in the A-Series, the guys over at rapidberry
Apparently, handsets in this family of BlackBerry 10 smartphones could prove to be high-end, as the leaked specs sheet of Aristo shows a 1.5GHz quad-core Qualcomm APQ8064 Krait processor.
The screen size of this mobile phone is a match for the CPU, measuring 4.65-inch diagonally and being an OCTA Glass OLED that can deliver a 1280 x 720 pixel resolution.
Inside, the new BlackBerry 10 smartphone would pack 2GB of RAM, complemented by 16GB of internal memory and a microSD memory card with support for additional storage space (a 16GB card included from the start).
The upcoming device is said to be en-route to shelves with GSM – Quad band (not specified), WCDMA – 2100/1900/850-850MHz, LTE – AWS/700/1900/850MHz bands inside (also EU/APAC – GSM and WCDMA).
WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n 2.4GHz/5GHz would also be included inside it, along with 4G Mobile Hotspot, Bluetooth 4.0, WiFi Direct, DLNA, NFC capabilities, and MicroUSB and MicroHDMI ports.
The specs list of BlackBerry 10 Aristo also shows a 2800mAh non-removable battery, along with noise reduction features, stereo speakers and the like, all packed inside a device that measures 136 x 68 x 8.85mm.
Some of the recent reports suggested that RIM would plan on releasing only mid-range BlackBerry 10 smartphones
at the beginning of the next year, and that high-end phones would be coming to shelves after, yet specific info on when that might happen is not available as of now.
Provided that the specs list of Aristo pans out, RIM would soon have a highly appealing smartphone to compete against giants such as Galaxy S III, iPhone 5 and the upcoming Windows Phone 8 handsets from Nokia, HTC and other vendors.