The Z20 is reportedly a mid-range full touchscreen successor to the BlackBerry Z30.
BlackBerry took a detour back into the past with a couple of QWERTY smartphones in the last couple of months, including the odd square-shaped BlackBerry Passport. But the ailing Canadian company seems to be getting back on track with a full touchscreen device, if leaked pictures of what is reportedly the BlackBerry Z20 are to be believed.
The pictures come from N4BB, and show a touchscreen device with a rather uninspired design. According to the leak, the Z20 will be a mid-range device like the Z10 and Z30 that were launched last year, with a 5-inch 720p display, dual-core 1.5GHz processor, 2GB of RAM, an 8-megapixel rear camera, and 16GB of internal storage on-board. There’s also a big 2,800mAh battery, which will likely offer impressive battery life if previous BlackBerry 10 devices are any indication, and the phone should be available in at least black and white colors.
BlackBerry is supposedly touting the Z20 as a device for “Power Pros who want to be considered by others as being current with technology, yet cost is a major consideration in their purchase decision.” With specs straight out of 2013, cost will indeed be a huge factor that decides how well the Z30 does in market, though even an attractive price tag might not be enough to lure consumers away from the competition.