BlackBerry Classic Release Date: Q20 Specs and Photos Now Out

By Larry Ong
Larry Ong
Larry Ong
Journalist
Larry Ong is a New York-based journalist with Epoch Times. He writes about China and Hong Kong. He is also a graduate of the National University of Singapore, where he read history.
September 15, 2014 Updated: July 18, 2015

The specs and photos of the BlackBerry Classic are out. 

DTBlackBerry on Weibo has managed to get pictures of the upcoming BlackBerry device, which has not yet been announced by the Ontario company. 

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As its name suggests, the BlackBerry “Q20” Classic returns to a vintage physical QWERTY keyboard design. 

The Classic appears to have an aluminium frame like phones in the BlackBerry Bold series, and a familiar rectangular shape with round corners. 

Clearly with the Q20, BlackBerry are looking to keep on the good side of die-hard BlackBerry users, who might not be overly glad with the touchscreen QWERTY (Z10 and Z30), or the upcoming square BlackBerry Passport.

The BlackBerry Classic should spot a 3.5-inch, 1,440 x 1,440 resolution display with 582 ppi pixel density, a dual core 1.5 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 processor, 2GB of RAM, a microSD card slot for up to 64GB, feature either an 8 mega-pixel or 13 mega-pixel rear camera, pack a 2515 mAh battery, and run on BlackBerry 10.3 OS. 
 
Connectivity wise, the Q20 will have Wi-Fi 802.11, Bluetooth v4.0, 4G LTE, and support NFC. 
 
The BlackBerry Classic looks to be an update of the BlackBerry Q10, and should delight BlackBerry purists when it does come out. 
 
Indeed, in light of news that BlackBerry is doing “internal research” on wearable tech, releasing a classic model will ensure that the company stays rooted while keeping up with the trends. 
 
BlackBerry could unveil the Classic during its international launch event for the BlackBerry Passport on September 24. 
 

 

 

Larry Ong
Journalist
Larry Ong is a New York-based journalist with Epoch Times. He writes about China and Hong Kong. He is also a graduate of the National University of Singapore, where he read history.