More details of Passport handset leaked

More details of Passport handset leaked

New details of BlackBerry's upcoming Passport handset have been leaked, with excitement building ahead of its release later this year.

The new model is set to compete alongside rival firms, such as Samsung and Apple, which are set for highly anticipated releases of their own in the form of the iPhone 6 and Samsung Galaxy Note 4 this September.

There is a great level of hope at the Canadian company that this newest release will allow it to regain some ground in the market.

The new model has taken BlackBerry's traditional QWERTY keyboard and doubled it up with a trackpad, meaning users are now capable of typing away on three rows of physical keys, which will only include letters.

However, there will also be a row of virtual keys, which will appear based on the context of what is being written by the user.

New reports led by Phone Arena have found that the new smartphone is set to feature a 4.5-inch screen with a resolution of 1440 x 1440, which will offer users an impressive pixel density of 453ppi.

That would certainly be an eyecatching feature for BlackBerry, with Samsung's Galaxy S5 offering a pixel density of 432ppi.

The Passport's screen box screen will also be suitably protected from common forms of wear and tear by way of Gorilla Glass 3.

There are also a number of notably impressive features under the bonnet too, with the inclusion of a quad-core 2.2GHz Snapdragon 800 with an Adreno 330 GPU for graphics.

Memory promises to be little problem either, thanks to 3GB of on-board RAM and 32GB of native storage.

A 13 megapixel camera simply adds to the impressive list of features, with the whole device set to be powered by an abundant 3450mAh battery that aims to provide enough to last a whole day of use.

The level of excitement that has been generated within the market will have undoubtedly delighted those sitting in the upper echelons of the firm, which will now start to believe that it can not only begin to recover in the smartphone market, but also make substantial gains.