Purported specs of the BlackBerry Porsche P'9983 leak once again

Purported specs of the BlackBerry Porsche P'9983 leak once again
Last week, we heard that BlackBerry might not launch an all-touch smartphone in the higher segment in the following months, because the company will be focusing on devices that fall in four different categories. One of these is the “prestige” category, in which the maker might compete with the premium BlackBerry Porsche Design P'9983. We were already treated to a chunk of partial purported hardware specs, but thanks to a pretty fresh leak, we can now form a clearer picture of its spec sheet.

The latest dose of rumors endow the BlackBerry Porsche Design P'9983 with a 3.1” OLED touchscreen with a resolution of 720 x 720 pixels (square-shaped display, similar to the one of the Passport), a dual-core, 1.5GHz SoC of unknown make, 2GB of RAM, and 64GB of internal storage. The rear camera will be an 8MP one and will come with autofocus, as well as some sort of image stabilization; a 2MP front-facing snapper also completes the picture. The rear of the premium device will house a 2,100mAh battery. As far as connectivity is regarded, the Porsche Design P'9983 will be an LTE-enabled device and will support several bands (2,4,5,17). Unsurprisingly, the OS of choice will be BB OS 10.3.

The back of the Porsche Design P'9983 will be made of weaved glass, similar to the one in the BlackBerry Q10 and the Z30, while the device itself, the rear logo, and the side buttons will be made from stainless steel. Sapphire glass might also make an appearance on BlackBerry's prestige device, as it's tipped to be covering and protecting the rear camera's lens. Sounds premium enough to us. The P'9983 is also tipped to arrive alongside the BlackBerry Passport this September, and it will surely flaunt a hefty price tag.

source: BBin via SlashGear



12. aba71983

Posts: 807; Member since: Jul 24, 2014

Very nice and I'm sure, this is very expensive than ever Porsche Design they made before but I rather buy the BlackBerry Passport rather than this. Only in my own prospective 'coz I was thinking which one should I buy this coming Oct when they release the BlackBerry Passport and iPhone 6. Because I'm gonna upgrade my iPhone 5S.

10. apiskula

Posts: 578; Member since: Jan 25, 2013

Not a seller just like the rest of the phones

8. CX3NT3_713

Posts: 2365; Member since: Apr 18, 2011

Looks like 2003 design

7. AJagtiani

Posts: 466; Member since: Apr 24, 2014

Looks worst than the first Porsche phone.

5. Bjray

Posts: 199; Member since: May 29, 2014

Is that logo placement real? I didn't even think it was possible to beat the horrible Verizon Note 2 logo placement abomination. This tops it. Hugely!

3. engineer-1701d unregistered

why does pa use the word purported all the time it means appear to be or claim to be especially false meaning. i see it all the time here they should be using the word supposed meaning generally assumed or believed to be the case, but not necessarily so.

4. SemiFinal

Posts: 117; Member since: Jul 26, 2014

Those definitions are near identical lol

6. engineer-1701d unregistered

i like how you said that but still one means it is false and one claim the claim may or may not be false, its like a month ago people seen the word and said o i am going to do that, and now its every day.

2. meanestgenius

Posts: 23050; Member since: May 28, 2014

I was never a fan of the Porsche Design BlackBerry's, but this one seems to be growing on me. Nice looking phone.

1. 0xFFFF

Posts: 3806; Member since: Apr 16, 2014

Other than that massive Porsche Design logo, looks like a good job the design.

9. great

Posts: 85; Member since: Jan 21, 2013

jeez it is ugly dude!

11. 0xFFFF

Posts: 3806; Member since: Apr 16, 2014

It's meant for people where "different" is what they want. It may have some gauche elements, but overall, it's not a bad design. I won't be buying one, but it doesn't mean the design isn't good for the intended demographic :)

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