5-inch BlackBerry 10 device revealed in video as the BlackBerry Z30
You might remember a brand new and unannounced BlackBerry smartphone that leaked not so long ago. The phone is bigger and supposedly better than the current flagship, the Z10, but little else was known, especially with regards to its identity.
With the BlackBerry 10.2 software update on the way and test versions already out, the name of the device has been revealed thanks to a logo hidden within the software. The name indicates that the phone will belong to BlackBerry’s all-touch Z series and will follow on from the Z10.
Further to that, official tutorial videos for the as yet unannounced phone have also leaked online over the weekend. These videos are intended to show new buyers how to use the snazzy touch gestures in BlackBerry 10.2, which will be the software running out of the box on the Z30.
The rendered image in the tutorial videos matches up perfectly with the real life pictures that were leaked not long ago by Vietnamese site Tinhte.vn and depict a phone which follows the same design language as the Z10 but bigger, and with subtle tweaks.
It looks as though BlackBerry has ditched the use of coloured plastic above and below the display, with just a grey strip now featuring below the screen. Above, the display is flanked by glossy black with a front facing camera, sensors and a grille covering the earpiece.
The phone was previously thought to be called the A10; the first member of a new and high-end ‘A series’, sporting a 5-inch display and a host of other upgraded specifications.
There’s no word on when we can expect BlackBerry to reveal the Z30, but with the current trio not long since launched and BlackBerry 10.1 only just rolling out, we can’t see it arriving until at least Christmas time.