BlackBerry 10 L-Series specs allegedly leak

The first next-generation BlackBerry will come in multiple variants and pack some decent horsepower, according to Techradar.

Research In Motion's test unit for the touch-screen BlackBerry 10. CNET

The first BlackBerry 10 smartphone will feature specifications that are comparable to the competition's.

Tech news site Techradar apparently got the details through official training documents from Research In Motion.

The first BlackBerry 10 L-Series all-touch-screen phone will feature a 4.2-inch display with a high-definition resolution of 1280x768, 2GB of RAM, 16GB of internal storage, and an 1,800 mAh battery, according to the report. The phone will also have a front-facing 2 megapixel camera with 2X digital zoom and 720p video recording, the report said, while the back will have an 8 megapixel shooter with LED flash, auto focus, 5X digital zoom and the ability to shoot video in 1080p.

A RIM representative declined to comment on the leaked specs.

"We understand that there is a lot of excitement for BlackBerry 10. We will launch the platform on January 30 and until then we won't comment on speculation," he said.

There's a lot riding on BlackBerry 10, which the company hopes will turn its fortunes around. RIM is scheduled to unveil the first phones at an event later this month.

Executives have said that the phones will be competitive on a spec level, but the pace of advancement in phone horsepower, memory, and display resolution has only accelerated in recent years.

Techradar said there will be four variants of the first BlackBerry 10 L-Series phone, with three carrying 4G LTE.

RIM is expected to unveil both the touch-screen and keyboard phones at an event later this month, but the touch-screen phone is expected to launch first.

Updated at 1:30 p.m. PT: with a comment from the company.

 

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