By Anu Passary | Oct 03, 2012 11:00 AM EDT
Canada-based smartphone maker Research in Motion (RIM) is on track to launch six BlackBerry devices through 2013, which will run on its new BlackBerry 10 (BB10) operating system. With this new line-up of smartphones, the company aims to re-establish its market presence. The company is believed to be readying devices for its L-Series, N-Series, and R-Series. A recently leaked hardware specification sheet has divulged the details of one of RIM's upcoming smartphones, the BlackBerry 10 Aristo.
According to site CrackBerry, who reported the specification sheet leak, the "R081 Aristo" is a part of RIM's A-Series and could possibly be the company's flagship device.
"If you follow me on Twitter, you may have heard me mention the BlackBerry Aristo a couple of times. I mentioned it before in the forums as well a little ways back but at that time there were very few specs for it available. It was noted to be a successor of the BlackBerry London series and the start of the new A-Series devices. Now, a new spec sheet has popped up for the device backing up some of the information. As you can see, the specs are calling for a whole lot of goodness," reported Bla1ze of CrackBerry.
The leaked specification sheet suggests that a 1.5GHz quad-core Qualcomm APQ8064 Krait processor will power the Aristo. The smartphone will sport a 4.65-inch OCTA Glass OLED capacitive touchscreen display with a resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels and 16:9 aspect ratio. Measuring 0.33-inch thick, the NFC-enabled Aristo can stake the claim of being the slimmest BlackBerry smartphone to date. The smartphone is 5.35 inches tall and 2.68 inches wide. The weight of the smartphone is not yet known.
The Aristo will also feature an 8-megapixel rear-facing camera and a 2-megapixel front-facing one. The rear-facing camera will support autofocus with flash and 1080p video capture at 30 frames per second (FPS). The front-facing camera will have 720p support.
The smartphone will have 2GB of RAM and 16GB of on-board storage with an expandable memory option of up to 16GB, courtesy of the microSD card slot. The Aristo will pack in a 2800mAh "sealed battery with non-removable door."
Additionally, the Aristo will also support Long-Term Evolution (LTE) connectivity, Bluetooth 4.0, Wi-Fi, DLNA, a micro HDMI port, and micro USB. The smartphone will also have 4 microphones on board for noise reduction and a "face detect for phone calls" feature. It will also have several sensors: ambient light, accelerometer, gyroscope, magnetometer, and altimeter.
No information on the BlackBerry Aristo's release date is currently available; however, rumors hint that the smartphone will release after BlackBerry London.
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