A leaked screenshot that’s being circulated over the web by tech bloggers shows that Canadian smartphone-maker Research In Motion (RIM) is currently working on BlackBerry 10 Laguna. Amidst financial crises the company is experiencing, it is on the right track to salvaging what’s left of it. While many believe BlackBerry 10 (BB10) OS is its last resort to remain operational, new devices are recently being leaked out suggesting it is also developing hardware that could stand up against Windows Phone 8, iOS and Android.
Rapid Berry, a UK-based website dedicated to publishing latest rumors and updates about RIM and BlackBerry in general, published a story about BlackBerry 10 Laguna detailing the specs found on the leaked specs sheet. Basically, the document is questionable in nature as RIM hasn’t confirmed the existence of BB10 Laguna. However, majority of BlackBerry leaks before were legit and while we must take this leak with a grain of salt, it is worth looking into to know what RIM has in store for us in case this will become a reality a few months from now.
Processor. BlackBerry 10 Laguna will feature Qualcomm’s Snapdragon S4 Plus MSM8960 chipset with a dual-core Krait clocked at 1.5GHz that comes packed with Adreno 225 GPU. It is the same processor used by Samsung for its Galaxy S3 units released in the U.S., thus, BB10 Laguna will definitely be able to connect to a superfast LTE network while processing data seamlessly.
Memory. With 1GB RAM to complement with the processes of a dual-core Krait, BB10 Laguna will definitely offer a better performance that BlackBerry users have never seen before. Moreover, it will have 16GB internal memory with complementary microSD card slot that supports up to 32GB external memory.
Display. Laguna showcases a non-standard resolution of 1280 x 768 pixels stretched on a 4.2-inch screen. It has a 24-bit color balance using 15:9 display ratio and offers an impressive 355ppi pixel density, although the leaked document didn’t provide information about the technology used for the display.
Connectivity. Aside from the typical connectivity features, this handset is also equipped with Near Field Communication (NFC) and Wi-Fi Direct. Meaning, it could be used for mobile payment transactions as well as directly connect with other devices via Wi-Fi. One of the things worth-noting is that it offers 4G Mobile Hotspot functionality, users with unlimited plans will enjoy this feature.
Battery. Its battery is also massive with 1800mAh power. Depending on the technology used for its display, its battery may reach up to 9 hours of straight usage. Using LTE, however, will drain the battery faster. Also, Laguna will sport a removable battery so for people who might be buying this unit, they could also purchase spare batteries especially when they intend to use this handset 24 hours daily, 7 days a week.
The bottom line is we still have to wait for RIM to officially announce the existence of this device. If the leaked specs sheet is legit and this handset will soon be released, it is the key to RIM’s success for 2013.
Via: GSM Arena