BlackBerry are lining up a brand new 5-inch flagship touchscreen device, the BlackBerry A10, set to supersede the floundering BlackBerrry Z10 handset (pictured) at the top of the company’s smartphone range according to a new report.
Sources speaking to Boy Genius Report describe a handset intended to take on the Samsung Galaxy S4 and HTC One, with a curved design (said to be reminiscent of Samsung’s Galaxy S4) replacing the angular look of the Z10.
However, compared to those Android quad-and-octo core powerhouses’ specs, the A10 is already sounding a little weedy, with just a dual-core processor present according to reports, backed by 2GB of RAM. Elsewhere, an 8MP rear camera is also said to feature.
BGR’s sources expect the handset to release at some point in the Autumn of 2013.
It’s a tough time for BlackBerry at the moment, with the company’s most recent earnings call revealing the company made a loss over the first financial quarter of 2014, and CEO Thorsten Heins admitting the Z10’s launch was flawed.