BY | August 15, 2013

Both come from the same manufacturers and both are looking for some decent sales. BlackBerry Z30 Vs BlackBerry Z10 specs comparison makes interesting reading

A big follow-up for BlackBerry Z10 is reportedly in the works. To be called the BlackBerry Z30, the handset is likely to displace Z10 as the flagship model of the brand new BlackBerry 10 OS. Also, it is possibly to become the first phablet from the Canadian mobile firm. Being a phablet, the Z30 will take on the dominating Android phablets like Galaxy Note, and the entire new high-end handsets including Galaxy S4, Xperia Z and more.

In fact, the Z30 was originally thought to be BlackBerry A10 – Aristo. But, recent leaks call the device under the moniker of BlackBerry Z30 in line with the naming custom started by the Z10. It simply means that the purported device would be a full touchscreen one like the Z10. The company has named its touchscreen QWERTY combo device under a series of ‘Q,’ thus gifting us two such devices – BlackBerry Q10 and Q5.

Anyways, here we go ahead to compare BlackBerry Z10 with its rumored elder brother. As a phablet, the Z30 is anticipated to be an entirely new device with some solid specs. But, less is known about its exact specs and other features; still we brave to put the Z10 and Z30 for a comparison.

Display Screen: Being a phablet, BlackBerry Z30 is rumored to sport a 5-inch 720p AMOLED display. The Z10 has a significantly smaller 4.2-inch display with the resolution of 768 x 1280 pixels at 355-ppi. There is no chance that BlackBerry would add a FullHD 1080p display to the device. Without a high-def display, we can’t tell that the Z30 will be a great rival to the flagship Android phablets, however.

Innards: The Z10 mounts a 1.5GHz dual core MSM8960 Snapdragon CPU, 2GB RAM and an Adreno 225 graphical processor. It appears in 16GB built-in memory version. It looks that the upcoming Z30 is likely to feature a 1.7GHz dual-core processor with a further solid Snapdragon chipset. For sure, it will also have better internals including RAM and GPU.

Camera: Well, like its younger sibling, the Z30 is also come with an 8MP primary camera and 2MP front facing camera, reports say. The Z10’s rear camera is enhanced with a lot of advanced features like autofocus, LED flash, check quality, geo-tagging, face detection and more. It can record video at 1080p and capture images in high quality.

Firmware: BlackBerry Z10 currently works on BlackBerry 10 OS. The OS has now received a slight update, BlackBerry 10.1 with a number of mild features and improvements. The Z10 is naturally compatible to the 10.1 update, and so the upcoming BlackBerry Z30 will be coming with the BlackBerry 10.1 out of the box.

Target Audience: Well, you might have a clear idea about the targeted audiences of both the BlackBerry devices. First of all, they are meant at the kind of customers, who want not a typical QWERTY BlackBerry phone, but an Android-like full touchscreen handsets. Meanwhile, the Z30 will likely be designed for the customers, who want a larger phablet.

Price, Availability: Like all higher-end Android phones, the BlackBerry Z10 is priced at approximately $600. It has been in global markets from early this year and the company announced it officially late Jan. 2013. Of now, we have no idea when exactly the BlackBerry Z30 is to get an official release date. The device is only in rumors now. Once up, it will be priced something above the price of the Z10, of course.

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  • FS

    I think, the new Z30 will get the 10.2 OS! :-)

  • John

    well phablet is phablet and phone is phone however, disgracely blackberry is getting serious problems with samsung beacause samsung´s S4 is the best phone in the market but i like z10 more than S4