We’re expecting some big phones this fall, including the Galaxy Note 4, Moto X+1 and iPhone 6. But among these flagships will be BlackBerry’s oddly shaped Passport, which sports a 4.5-inch square display and full QWERTY keyboard. That 1:1 aspect ratio is a far cry from existing rectangular touch screen devices, but BlackBerry is confident longtime fans will really love the wider, shorter form factor.
Ahead of the Passport’s (still unknown) release, the phone’s entire spec sheet has leaked out, via N4BB, giving us a pretty solid idea of how this device will shape up when it hits consumer channels.
According to the list, the Passport with come with a 4.5-inch LCD display with 1440 x 1440 resolution (453 DPI), a 2.2GHz quad-core Snapdragon 800 processor, 3GB of RAM, 32GB of expandable storage (supports up to 64GB), a 13-megapixel camera with OIS and 5-element f/2.0 lens, 2-megapixel front-facing shooter, 3450mAh battery Bluetooth 4.0 and support for a number of LTE and HSPA+ networks across the globe.
BlackBerry is clearly putting a lot of muscle behind the Passport, which will be going up against some major competition when it’s released. N4BB has the full spec sheet, so go peruse that to get every last detail about the device. In terms of size, the Passport will be 128 x 90.3 mm x 9.3 mm. For context, a device like the Galaxy S5 is 142 x 72.5 x 8.1 mm, so just keep that in mind when taking form factor into account.
The Passport has already received the go-ahead from the FCC, so it’s release appears imminent. Just so we’re clear: this fall we’ll see the iPhone 6, Note 4, Moto X+1, Nexus 6 and the Passport. A lot of great devices to consider. Will the Passport find a home in your pocket?