BlackBerry was focused on releasing smartphones with physical QWERTY keyboard in the second half of the year – BlackBerry Passport and BlackBerry Classic. The true-fans of the all touch models of the company will be happy to know that the company is preparing a successor to BlackBerry Z3 that debuted this spring. N4BB recently shared the rumors for the upcoming device with codename BlackBerry Rio Z20. As expected the upcoming handset is packed with higher-end specs compared to its predecessor. In terms of design the Rio Z20 resembles the Z3.
The leaked information for the unannounced model reveals that it is outfitted with 720p screen with a 5-inch diagonal. In its gut is working a dual-core CPU with Snapdragon chip 1.5GHz. On the back of the handset lies a 8MP sensor. On the front panel is located a 2MP camera for video calls and selfies. BlackBerry Rio Z20 is expected to work with 2GB RAM. BlackBerry Rio Z20 is endowed with 16GB native memory out-of-the-box and a slot for microSD cards for adding memory.
According to the leak the battery of the device has a capacity of 2800mAh. The launch date of BlackBerry Rio Z20 is not revealed yet. The latest gossips give the clue that the phone should hit the markets in February 2015. The price of the mid-ranger should be around $300. The color variants for the phone are black and white. Everything shows that BlackBerry Rio Z20 is purposed for users who are looking for an affordable phone from BlackBerry that doesn’t come equipped with physical QWERTY. It is still unknown which countries will receive the new mid-ranger. The affordable price and the entry-level specs make the hint that it is coming to developing markets. Stay tuned.