BlackBerry Z3 launched in India for Rs. 15990

BlackBerry Z3

BlackBerry has launched the BlackBerry Z3, the company’s latest budget smartphone in the Z series, as we reported last week. It was announced earlier this year at the MWC and is one of the first BlackBerry smartphones made by Foxconn. It packs a 5-inch qHD screen, powered by a 1.2 GHz dual-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 processor and 1.5GB RAM. It runs on the latest BlackBerry 10 OS, comes with a 5-megapixel rear camera with LED flash and a 1.1-megapixel front-facing camera.

It has 1.5GB RAM, 8GB of internal storage with microSD expansion slot and packs a 2500 mAh battery that promises up to 15.5 hours talk time and up to 16.2 days standby.

BlackBerry Z3

At the launch, Sunil Lalvani, Managing Director BlackBerry India said,

The new BlackBerry Z3 offers consumer engaging user experience with all the features of BlackBerry 10 combined in one powerful smartphone. The BlackBerry Z3 is also the first smartphone to be introduced from our strategic partnership with Foxconn and it further strengthens our commitment to enhance our devices portfolio. BlackBerry Z3 is the ultimate smartphone that gives users more ways to connect, share and communicate, providing the best tool for secure, reliable communications and collaboration with friends, family and co-workers.

BlackBerry Z3 specifications

  • 5-inch (960 × 540 pixels) qHD touch screen display
  • BlackBerry OS 10.2.1
  • 1.2 GHz dual-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 (MSM8230) processor with Adreno 305 GPU
  • 5MP autofocus rear camera with LED flash, 1080p video recording
  • 1.1MP front-facing camera, 720p HD video recording
  • 3.5mm audio jack, LED Indicator
  • 9.26mm thick and weighs 164 grams
  • 3G HSPA+, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0 LE with aptX codec and GPS
  • 1.5 GB RAM, 8GB internal memory, expandable memory up to 32GB with microSD
  • 2500 mAh non-removable battery

The BlackBerry Z3 comes in Black color and is priced at Rs. 15,990 (MRP). It would go on sale across India starting from July  2nd. It would be available for pre-book with The MobileStore, Flipkart and BlackBerry exclusive stores starting from today, 25th June to July 2nd. Flipkart offers Rs. 1000 voucher for all pre-bookings. TheMobileStore is offering Rs. 1000 voucher that can be used on Z3. It is also offering 7.5% discount for ICICI debit card holders between July 1st and 10th.

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