Alleged specs and images of the rumored BlackBerry Porsche Design P'9983 leak

Alleged specs and images of the rumored BlackBerry Porsche Design P'9983 leak
Earlier today, we told you that BlackBerry seemingly has no high-end all-touch device in the pipeline for 2014, but might release a total of four pretty different devices by the end of the year. One of them could be the QWERTY-enabled top-shelf BlackBerry Porsche Design P'9983, another addition to BlackBerry's ultra-expensive line of premium devices, such as the Porsche Design P'9981 and P'9982.

Rumor has it that the Porsche Design P'9983, which is also known as “Khan”, will pack some modest hardware specs. The heart of the device will be a dual-core SoC, clocked at 1.7GHz. This is quite subpar as per today's standards, but at least the Khan might pack some 3GB of RAM – a true multi-tasking behemoth.

The touchscreen of the device will be a 3.5-inch one, while the available on-board storage is tipped to be 64GB. Unlike the soon-to-be unveiled BlackBerry Passport, rumors don't endow the Porsche Design P'9983 with a trackpad-like QWERTY keyboard. On the contrary, the top-end BlackBerry will sport a more traditional, regular physical one.

The “standard” version of the P'9983 is said to come in matte black and could flaunt a hefty $2,000 price tag. Its target market? The “affluent and wealthy”, apparently. There is no additional information about a possible release date, but the previously-leaked roadmap suggests that this would happen by the end of 2014. 

Check out the images of the "Khan" in the gallery below and feel free to share any thoughts you might have!

source: N4BB via Pocket-lint

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Porsche Design P'9981
  • Display 2.8 inches
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  • Camera 5 MP (Single camera)
  • Hardware Qualcomm Snapdragon S2, 0.75GB RAM
  • Storage 8GB, microSDHC
  • OS BlackBerry 7



15. jbishops

Posts: 62; Member since: Aug 12, 2014

This is exactly why this company keeps sinking even farther. First of all nobody in there right mind would pay 2K for a Blackberry. I would not even take a Blackberry is they gave it to me free. Its time for Blackberry to step aside as they are no longer players in the mobile market

14. meanestgenius

Posts: 23093; Member since: May 28, 2014

While I am personally not a fan of BlackBerry's Porsche Design handsets, this is a nice looking handset. For the market that it's aimed at, a 3.5 inch touchscreen with a PKB is just fine, for those of you that may think otherwise.

11. PhoneArenaUser

Posts: 5498; Member since: Aug 05, 2011

3.5-inch touchscreen. LOL! :D

9. cripton805

Posts: 1485; Member since: Mar 18, 2012

I think they should just make them touchscreen with slin keyboards that can attach. That way users have both. During work hours I would attach the keyboard, but after hours I could enjoy a full 4"+ screen.

6. naittosan

Posts: 243; Member since: Jun 28, 2014

Per specs it isn't worth no 2 grand

8. DarkStar286

Posts: 229; Member since: Mar 18, 2014

The price tag on phones like this have nothing to do with specs, it's all about the design.

5. Manti123

Posts: 207; Member since: Apr 10, 2014

Huge bezels and an ugly keyboard. How many Porsche BB is selling?? 1000 or less? BlackBerry should pay much more attention to their limited resources and quit producing this unnecessary model.

7. uzimafioso

Posts: 469; Member since: Jul 15, 2014

Bezels? Lol it doesn't matter here if its comfortable to hold and navigation isnt hindered by them. The keypad needs to be comfortable in two hands and do able, like the dimensions of bold 3...

10. SemiFinal

Posts: 117; Member since: Jul 26, 2014

Even if they did only sell a 1000 that would be 2 million in revenue which isn't much for a large company but anything helps.

13. meanestgenius

Posts: 23093; Member since: May 28, 2014

There is clearly a market for the Porsche design BlackBerry's, which is why BlackBerry keeps making them. With the high price tag that's attached to them, they don't need to sell millions or even hundreds of thousands to see a decent profit from them.

3. DogeShibe

Posts: 1121; Member since: Jan 10, 2014

That's looks sharp and stunning :3

2. flaming-butthole

Posts: 10; Member since: Aug 21, 2014

Sexy :*

1. AJagtiani

Posts: 466; Member since: Apr 24, 2014

Finally a decent looking phone from BlackBerry.

4. Johnnokia

Posts: 1158; Member since: May 27, 2012

BB Porsche is always stunning This is the Porsché version of the BlackBerry Classic

12. meanestgenius

Posts: 23093; Member since: May 28, 2014

I like look of the Passport better. BlackBerry's other BB10 handsets also have nice designs as well.

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