We’ve known for a little while that Blackberry would be releasing a flagship phone this year but knew very little about what specs it would bring with it. Fortunately, Blackberry itself has saved everyone the hassle of guessing and predicting the features, after releasing the full list on its US website.
The list had to have been released accidentally, as in the URL it says “specifications-a-donotpublish”, so someone at Blackberry will be getting a slapped wrist. Oddly, the list hasn’t been taken down yet, perhaps the company has realised it’s too late to hide the specs.
They make for fine reading too, the Argon, which has the model name DTEK60 will come with a 5.5-inch touchscreen 2560 x 1440 Quad HD display with 534 ppi, no physical keyboard here. Under the hood there’ll be a Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 processor with 4GB of RAM, 32GB of internal storage which can be expanded up to 2TB and will run on Android.
The Argon will use a USB Type-C port for charging, but will come with a Type-C to Type-A adapter cable. Power will come from a 3000mAh battery which claims to last a full day under mixed use.
The rear camera will feature a 21-megapixel sensor and will be able to record 4K video at 30fps, while the front will be 8MP with an 84 degree wide angle lens.
The only thing the leaked list doesn’t tell us is when the phone will be released but previous rumours have pointed to an October launch and a £500-£600 price.