BlackBerry-maker Research In Motion (RIM) seems to have a lot of good things in store for its patrons as recent leaks suggest it is currently developing two smartphone series with decent specs. BlackBerry 10 Aristo is reportedly included on the list of RIM’s next foray into the cutthroat smartphone market. This leak shows up just today following the leaked screenshot of BlackBerry 10 Laguna specs sheet a couple of days ago.
Previous rumors would tell us RIM will be releasing L-series smartphones (i.e. Lisbon, Laguna and London) bearing dual-core processors and 1GB RAM. Tech enthusiasts and BlackBerry users know RIM wasn’t really into giving too much muscle to its devices. So, the mere thought that it would soon be marketing devices with 2-core CPUs is pretty interesting because many want to know how these phones would perform in the market.
What’s more interesting is that RIM would be releasing smartphones that would pose a threat to Samsung Galaxy S3, HTC One X and even iPhone 5. If the recent leaks were legit, RIM might be back with a vengeance. BlackBerry 10 A-Series may also be the Canadian company’s key to reclaiming its position in the market where it has dominated before. Here are some of the key specs of BlackBerry 10 Aristo contained in the leaked specs sheet published by Rapid Berry.
Processor. According to the leaked information, Aristo will sport Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 APQ8064 chipset featuring a quad-core Krait clocked at 1.7GHz with integrated Adreno 320 GPU that allows up to 1280 x 720 pixels resolution. This SOC (system on chip) would also allow the device connect to 4G LTE networks making it superior over other quad-core smartphones in the U.S.
Display. BB10 Aristo will have a 4.65-inch screen with OCTA (On-Cell Touch Active) Glass OLED technology that uses the typical 16:9 ratio. This technology is Samsung’s innovation that removes embedded layers on the screen making it thinner than typical technologies. That said, Aristo would be the thinnest BlackBerry device so far.
Memory. It is just logical that RIM would give it 2GB of RAM to complement its quad-core Krait but it is actually the first time RIM would release a device with this much power. Aristo would be getting 16GB internal memory and a microSD card slot.
Battery. With 2800mAh battery, this smartphone could entertain or serve its purpose well. Leaked info suggests it could reach up to 20 hours of multimedia use before requiring a recharge.
With these specs, it is obvious RIM is trying to arm-wrestle with high-end Android and Windows Phone 8 devices. While we knew the company is financially-embattled, it seems like the efforts it has done in the past few months is now paying off.