Images of BlackBerry’s new smartphone "Oslo" have leaked online. The photos show that the Oslo is essentially a variant of the well-received phablet BlackBerry Passport.
The BlackBerry Oslo will reportedly be released in Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) and Asia-Pacific (APAC) markets. According to N4BB, -- a website that covers BlackBerry news and development -- the upcoming handset will feature curved corners seen in AT&T’s BlackBerry Passport design.
The smartphone will flaunt a metallic frame with silver plastic, and the back of the phone will be made of textured rubber, according to GSM Arena. To top it off, this handset will run on BlackBerry 10.3.2 OS out of the box, with the Gold Candidate version 10.3.2.2150 also available.
The device is believed to feature the same configurations as the Passport. If that's true, the Oslo will come with a 4.5-inch “square” IPS LCD display, aided by a unique 1,440 x 1,440 pixels resolution. This translates to a pixel density of 453 ppi. In traditional BlackBerry style, the device will come with a physical QWERTY keyboard, complete with three rows of keys. However, it is worth noting that this QWERTY keyboard will double as a trackpad. Under the hood, the device will be powered by a quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 SoC and backed by 3 GB of RAM configuration.
Last year's Passport was marketed as a business-centric device during its release. The Passport is considered helpful when reading and modifying excel spreadsheets or word documents and when typing mails, notes Phone Arena. Needless to say, the Oslo is expected to follow suit.
The Oslo will reportedly sport a solid 13 MP rear-facing sensor unit, along with OIS support and LED flash. There will also be a 2 MP forward-facing shooter for selfies. The device will come equipped with 32 GB of internal storage capacity and a microSD card slot for expansion up to 128 GB.
This powerhouse handset will house a killer 3,450 mAh unit. You can check out the stunning BlackBerry Oslo photos at N4BB, but readers should note that the Canadian tech giant has not confirmed Oslo specifications.