Leaked BlackBerry memo reveals specs for the BlackBerry A10 Aristo

Leaked BlackBerry memo reveals specs for the BlackBerry A10 Aristo
Yes, we have been passing along the rumored specs for what is supposed to be the most powerful BlackBerry ever, the BlackBerry A10 Aristo. And while we have been pretty harsh on the Canadian manufacturer regarding the 2011-2012 specs on what is supposed to be a 2013-2014 flagship phone, we really had been hoping that perhaps the specs that had been rumored were all wrong. After all, how is BlackBerry going to compete in a world full of Android flagships with 5 inch 1080 x 1920 resolution screens, that are powered by quad-core processors and 13MP rear shooters?

On Monday evening, a confidential BlackBerry document was released, revealing the specs for the A10. Yes, the device will be the first BlackBerry model to hit the 5 inch screen threshold. But the 720 x 1280 resolution results in a 296ppi pixel density, far off the 443ppi scored by those 5 inch screens with 1080 x 1920 FHD resolution. The 2GB of RAM breaks no new ground here, and the 16GB of native storage can be expanded using a 64GB capacity hot-swappable microSD card.

In an era when the camera on back of a smartphone can make or break a sale, the 8MP snapper on the rear of the BlackBerry A10 doesn't seem like it would be competition for other handsets. There is a 2MP front-facing shooter and a 2800mAh battery will keep the lights on. We should note that the phone does support NFC and will come out of the box with BlackBerry 10.2 which means it will support some Android apps like Facebook Home. And under the hood is a dual-core 1.7GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon MSM8960 Pro.

The phone is due in November and so far, it has been confirmed by Sprint according to one report. But that doesn't mean that we won't see it on other carriers.

source: CrackberryForums via MobileSyrup

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  • Camera 8 MP / 2 MP front
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  • Storage 16 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 2880 mAh(18h talk time)



1. HeWhoDoesNothing

Posts: 158; Member since: Jul 15, 2013

Oh, Blackberry...

2. Berzerk000

Posts: 4275; Member since: Jun 26, 2011

A dual core S4 Pro with a quad core GPU? Is that a typo or does that thing really have 4 Adreno 320's in there? I always thought that Adreno 320 only technically has 1 core becomes its architecture isn't dependent on additional cores for performance. 4 of them seems entirely too power consuming and plainly impossible.

3. Birds

Posts: 1172; Member since: Nov 21, 2011

I thought it had 4 cores with these sub cores if that makes sense. IDK

4. axllebeer

Posts: 272; Member since: Apr 05, 2011

This or a Q10, that is the question. I know not for many, but it is for me.

5. WHoyton1

Posts: 1635; Member since: Feb 21, 2013

Your funeral....(sorry I meant BBs!)

6. x78_nothing

Posts: 53; Member since: Feb 07, 2013

Correct me... the 'mighty' galaxy s4 with octacore exc has only tri core GPU.. right?

7. andrew1953

Posts: 176; Member since: Nov 13, 2011

Q10 or A10? Why not both? Use Q10 for small screen stuff and A10 for large screen stuff like videos, Utube, books, newspapers. That's how I paired up my 9800 with my NOTE 2. Think it will even better with 2 devices on BB10.

9. axllebeer

Posts: 272; Member since: Apr 05, 2011

Well see I already have the 9930 and when it comes to large screen stuff I have 2 PlayBooks and a Note 10.1. So do I really need another large device to shove into my pocket? I'm really thinking small/compact and easy to use with 1 hand might be the way to go.

8. andrew1953

Posts: 176; Member since: Nov 13, 2011

Aristo great partner for my Q10 and upgrade for 9860 both on the same OS. BB10 OS is brilliant for those who want something different to what the others offer, trying to outdo each other with mega cameras or super processors.

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