In partnership with Porsche Design, BlackBerry formalized the P'9983 smartphone, a luxury model that had appeared several months ago.
Succeeding the P'9981 of 2011 (not the P'9982 in 2013, as one might think with the numbers), the P'9983 is a 140 grams smartphone model blending the iconic brand of physical keyboard and touch screen with 3.1 inches in a 720 x 720 pixels resolution.
Taking advantage of a frame and a logo in stainless steel, sapphire glass for its camera sensor and a coating of hardened glass to its back, it also offers 4G/LTE compatibility, a camera sensor of 8 megapixel camera on the back, a second 2 megapixel camera on the front, an internal memory of 64 GB that can be extended with MicroSD and connectivity of Wi-Fi 802.11n, GPS, Bluetooth 4.0 and NFC.
There is an old Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Plus platform with a double core 1.5GHz processor, 2GB RAM and an Adreno 305 GPU. It comes with a 2100 mAh battery that powers all for up to 14 hours for 3G, 45 hours for audio and 8.1 hours for video. As for the OS, it is BlackBerry OS 10.3.
Availability is planned for early October in the Porsche Design and some handpicked dealers shops. The price was not disclosed.