BlackBerry Classic Specs and Photos

BlackBerry is gearing up to launch its ‘Classic’ device sometime at the end of this year. The Classic brings back the five button belt that many BlackBerry users have...
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BlackBerry is gearing up to launch its ‘Classic’ device sometime at the end of this year. The Classic brings back the five button belt that many BlackBerry users have been accustomed to over the years.

While rumors and numerous leaks have been swirling on the Classic’s specs and ornamental design, we’ve received confirmation on its specs. New photos also show it’s final hardware revision, which we should see when officially launched (perhaps in November).

The Classic five button belt features clickable buttons like its predecessor, whereas some rumors pegged it as haptic feedback. Currently, the TrackPad does not appear to illuminate, but it may be software related. Hopefully we see the TrackPad capable of being illuminated at launch.

Checkout the BlackBerry Classic full spec sheet and photo gallery below:

  • Colors: White, Black
  • Hardware Dimensions (LxWxD): 131 x 72.4 x 10.2 mm
  • Weight: 178g
  • Processor: Qualcomm MSM8960 Dual Core 1.5 GHz
  • Memory: 2 GB DDR2 RAM + 16GB eMMC Expandable Memory Hot swappable MicroSD slot (up to 128GB)
  • 3.46” LTPS TFT LCD touchscreen
  • 720×720 resolution
  • 294 PPI
  • 1:1 Aspect ratio
  • 24 bit Color (16M colors)
  • Rear Facing Camera: 8MP Auto-Focus, Backside Illumination, 5 element F2.2 lens, Flash, continuous & touch to focus, Image & video stabilization, 5x digital zoom, 1080p HD video recording at 30 fps, 2DOF video stabilization
  • Front Facing Camera: 2MP Fixed-Focus, 3x digital zoom, 720p HD video recording
  • 35 key backlit physical keyboard. The following Keyboards are supported: Black model – QWERTY, QWERTZ, AZERTY, Arabic, 5-Stroke, BoPoMoFo; White model – QWERTY, Arabic External Keys
  • Front (Physical Key Belt): Send, Menu, Escape, End (Power)
  • Top: Lock/Power (On/Off)
  • Side: Volume Up / Mute / Volume Down (Media Overload as Track Fwd / Pause / Track Back)
  • Optical Trackpad – Located on front face of device, Escape Key to the right, Menu Key to the left
  • Three microphones for Noise Cancelation, Integrated speaker, Hands-free headset capable, Bluetooth headset capable, Integrated Hands-Free Speakerphone, Wideband AMR, FM Radio Receive (headset as antenna) Headset
  • 3.5 mm stereo headset support
  • Micro USB 2.0 High Speed – allows charging and data synchronization of the device with a USB “A” to micro-USB “B” cable
  • USB Port: Micro B at bottom of device.
  • Physical Video out via SlimPort
  • Wireless Video out via Miracast
  • NFC
  • DLNA Server Power Adapter
  • +5V DC / 850 mA AC power adapter, OMTP Complaint (to be selected and supplied by BlackBerry).
  • 2515 mAh (minimum) non-removable Lithium Ion battery
  • Accelerometer, Magnetometer, Gyroscope, Proximity, Hall Sensor, Ambient light sensor SIM Interface
  • Nano SIM card (4FF)
  • Qi and Powermat wireless charging supported on SQC100-2 and SQC100-3 only.

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  • Matt Stevenson

    So the upgrade process to me looks like this

    Z3 upgrade Z10
    Z10 upgrade Z30

    Q5 upgrade Classic
    Q10 upgrade Passport

    Was really hoping for a 1.7ghz with adreno 320 but I guess it was not meant to be

    • hibby_81

      I would have to agree the processor could have been upgraded from what’s in the Z10!

  • Haightc

    Awesome, this phone is closer to what I wish the Q10 was. It would be nice if it had HDMI out and a removable battery. I am looking forward to finding out more, even though the passport is impressive I am more like to upgrade from my z10 to this. I’ve gotten used to the virtual keyboard but still pine for a good physical

  • thecsman

    I was expecting more horse power in this phone so I could upgrade from the Q10. I was also expecting the screen to be bigger and have a few more pixels (1024×1024 maybe).

  • Haightc

    Do we know if this is made by Foxconn or in Mexico? From what I understand FoxConn manufactured phones don’t meet all the security requirement for government deployed phones.

  • Mr Gabriel

    I’m more disappointed that the battery is only slightly larger than the Q10s battery.

  • dwey

    Alert! Calling all hackers and techies! Seriously, so, the upcoming Blackberry Classic (Q20) will have a non-removable battery. We users of qwerty phones (such as the great but aging Nokia E72) will be depending on you to provide us all a way to replace the BB Classic battery when it becomes unusable — as all Classic batteries will. So, start figuring various root/workaround methods for us (future purchasers of the Classic) who see “qwerty” as essential and elegant. Beyond the year-long debate about removable vs non-removable, a cellphone with a non-removable battery smells almost like “planned obsolescence”.

  • Panji Wahyu

    When does it come to indonesian?

  • jdesignz

    2500mah? I need them for my Q10! Lol