The Canadian company BlackBerry, formerly known as RIM, has presented the new Porsche Design P’9983 smartphone, which comes to retire the previous BlackBerry Porsche Design P’9982 model, released back in 2013.
The new Porsche Design P’9983 comes with a 3.1-inch square sensor display that works at 720 x 720 pixels and is based on a Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Plus SoC that includes two computational cores at 1.5 GHz and Adreno 225 graphics. The smartphone also has 2 GB of RAM, 64 GB of internal memory, a microSD card slot, a rear 8 MP camera and a front 2 MP camera, Wi-Fi 802.11n, an FM radio, Bluetooth 4.0, GPS, NFC and LTE. A 2100 mAh battery provides power to all the hardware inside, which runs BlackBerry OS 10.3. The Porsche Design P’9983 smartphone measures 119 x 67.1 x 10.6 mm and weighs 140 grams.
The Porsche Design P’9983 brand name suggests something else and that is luxury. The new smartphone does provide it – the lens of the main camera has sapphire glass and on the rear side you can see the Porsche Design logo, made of stainless steel. Apart from this users get a premium-class keyboard, a USB cable, a piece of polishing cloth and interchangeable rear panels made of Italian leather with various colors.
The new BlackBerry smartphone will be commercially available in early October 2014 in Porsche Design stores as well as in various chains of stores around the world. The price of the device is unknown but it will not be cheap for sure.