BlackBerry Passport announced with 4.5-inch square display, aims to make a comeback

BlackBerry has officially unveiled their latest high-end smartphone, Passport to gain some lost grounds. The event was held at separate places including Toronto, London and Dubai.


The BlackBerry Passport sports a 4.5″ diagonal (1440 x 1440) display with 441 PPI pixel density. It is a 10-point multi-touch display with Corning Gorilla Glass 3 protection. The phone is powered by 2.2 GHz quad-core Snapdragon 800 (MSM8974-AA) processor with Adreno 330 GPU. It comes with 3 GB of LPDDR3 800 MHz RAM and 32 GB of internal storage, can be expanded up to 64 GB with microSD card.

BlackBerry’s latest flagship offers a 13-megapixel auto-focus camera with 6DOF OIS. It has a BSI sensor with a 5-element f2.0 lens and a LED flash. It shoots 1080p videos at 60 fps. On the front, it has a 2-megapixel fixed focus camera with image and video stabilization. It records 720p HD videos.

BlackBerry Passport runs on BlackBerry OS 10.3 out of the box and comes with new BlackBerry Assistant, the company’s own personal assistant. The phone weighs 194.4 grams and its dimensions are 128 x 90.3 x 9.3mm. On the connectivity front, it has 4G LTE, WiFi 802.11 b/g/n (2.4 GHz and 5 GHz), Bluetooth 4.0 LE, SlimPort, NFC, GPS + GLONASS. It is packed with 3.450 mAh non-removable battery under the hood to power the beast.

The latest BlackBerry smartphone comes with an updated keyboard with touch enabled keys and it is mainly aimed at the enterprise consumers. Square screen will be more productive, according to the company. The phone will come in Black and White colour variants and will also be pre-loaded with the Amazon app store for all the Android app needs. BlackBerry world app store would focus on enterprise apps. The device has been priced at $599 and will vary from country to country.

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