A look at technical specs for major smartphones

A look at technical specs for major smartphones, including new BlackBerry Q10 and Galaxy S4

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A BlackBerry Q10 smartphone is displayed in Toronto, Tuesday, April 23, 2013. In the Q10, the keyboard and touchscreen work together. On BlackBerrys, the keyboard has always been about more than filling in text fields, and the new operating system takes that further. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Graeme Roy)

The BlackBerry Q10 and Samsung's Galaxy S4 are among the latest smartphones going on sale in the U.S. soon. Here are the technical details on those devices, along with other major ones out over the past several months.

BlackBerry Q10 tech specs:

— Manufacturer: Research In Motion Ltd.

— Display: 3.1-inch (diagonal) with a resolution of 720 by 720 pixels (330 pixels per inch)

— Keyboard: Touch screen and 35-key physical keyboards. Physical keyboard will have back light, with language-specific keyboards such as QWERTY and AZERTY depending on market.

— Memory capacity: 16 gigabytes, expandable with microSD card of up to 32 gigabytes.

— Price: Expect to pay about $250 with a two-year contract.

— Size: height: 4.71 inches; width: 2.63 inches; depth: 0.41 inch (119.6 by 66.8 by 10.35 millimeters)

— Weight: 4.90 ounces (139 grams)

— Cameras: 8-megapixel camera on back, 2-megapixel on front.

— Video recording: high-definition for rear camera (1080p — comparable to the resolution of a 40-inch flat panel TV); lower resolution for front (720p)

— Battery life: talk time is up to 13.5 hours on 3G. Up to 61 hours of audio playback and 9 hours of video playback. Battery can be replaced by user with a spare.

— U.S. wireless carriers: AT&T, Sprint and others.

— Operating system: BlackBerry 10

— Near-field communications: A chip lets the phone act as a credit card at some payment terminals and share data wirelessly when tapped against some other phones.

— Availability: Expected in U.S. by the end of May. In Canada on May 1.

BlackBerry Z10 tech specs:

— Manufacturer: Research In Motion Ltd.

— Display: 4.2-inch (diagonal) with a resolution of 1280 by 768 pixels (356 pixels per inch)

— Keyboard: Touch screen only

— Memory capacity: 16 gigabytes, expandable with microSD card of up to 32 gigabytes.

— Price: $200 with a two-year contract.

— Size: height: 5.12 inches; width: 2.58 inches; depth: 0.35 inch (130 by 65.6 by 9 millimeters)

— Weight: 4.78 ounces (135.4 grams)

— Cameras: 8-megapixel camera on back, 2-megapixel on front.

— Video recording: high-definition for rear camera (1080p — comparable to the resolution of a 40-inch flat panel TV); lower-resolution for front (720p)

— Battery life: talk time is up to 10 hours on 3G. Up to 60 hours of audio playback and 11 hours of video playback. Battery can be replaced by user with a spare.

— U.S. wireless carriers: Verizon Wireless, AT&T, Sprint Nextel, T-Mobile and others.

— Operating system: BlackBerry 10

— Near-field communications: A chip lets the phone act as a credit card at some payment terminals and share data wirelessly when tapped against some other phones.

— Availability: Launched in the U.S. in March, earlier in U.K. and Canada.

Samsung Galaxy S4 tech specs:

— Manufacturer: Samsung Electronics Co.

— Display: 5 inches (diagonal) with a resolution of 1920 by 1080 pixels (441 pixels per inch)

— Keyboard: Touch screen only

— Memory capacity: 16 or 32 gigabytes, expandable with microSD card of up to 64 gigabytes.

— Price: Roughly $150 to $250 in the U.S., with two-year contract, for base model

— Size: height: 5.38 inches; width: 2.74 inches; depth: 0.31 inch (136.6 by 69.8 by 7.9 millimeters)

— Weight: 4.59 ounces (130 grams)

— Cameras: 13-megapixel camera on back, 2-megapixel on front

—Video recording: high-definition (1080p — comparable to the resolution of a 40-inch flat panel TV)

— Battery life: talk time is 17 hours. Up to 69 hours of audio playback and 11 hours of video playback. Up to 8 hours of Internet use on 3G and 4G, 10 hours on Wi-Fi. Battery can be replaced by user with a spare.

— U.S. wireless carriers: AT&T, Verizon, Sprint, T-Mobile, U.S. Cellular, Leap Wireless' Cricket and C Spire

— Operating system: Android 4.2.2 (Jelly Bean)

— Near-field communications: A chip lets the phone act as a credit card at some payment terminals and share data wirelessly when tapped against some other phones.

— Availability: Expected in U.S. within a week, following delays announced Wednesday due to supply problems.

Samsung Galaxy S III tech specs:

— Manufacturer: Samsung Electronics Co.

— Display: 4.8 inches (diagonal) with a resolution of 1280 by 720 pixels (272 pixels per inch).

— Keyboard: Touch screen only

— Memory capacity: 16 or 32 gigabytes. Can be expanded by up to 64 gigabytes with a memory card.

— Price: As low as $100 for basic model

— Size: height: 5.4 inches; width: 2.8 inches; depth: 0.34 inch (137 by 71 by 8.6 millimeters)

— Weight: 4.7 ounces (133 grams)

— Cameras: 8-megapixel camera on back, 1.9-megapixel on front.

— Video recording: high-definition (1080p — comparable to the resolution of a 40-inch flat panel TV) up to 30 frames per second with audio.

— Battery life: Up to 9 hours of talk time (depends on network). Battery replaceable by user.

— U.S. wireless carriers: Verizon Wireless, AT&T, Sprint Nextel, T-Mobile and others.

— Operating system: Ice Cream Sandwich version of Google's Android, when first shipped

— Near-field communications: A chip lets the phone act as a credit card at some payment terminals and share data wirelessly when tapped against some other phones.

— Availability: Launched a year ago.

HTC One tech specs:

— Manufacturer: HTC Corp.

— Display: 4.7 inches (diagonal) with a resolution of 1920 by 1080 (468 pixels per inch)

— Keyboard: Touch screen only

— Memory capacity: 32 or 64 gigabytes. Not expandable with memory card.

— Price: Starts at $200 with two-year contract.

— Size: height: 5.41 inches; width: 2.69 inches; depth: 0.37 inch (137.4 by 68.2 by 9.3 millimeters)

— Weight: 5.04 ounces (143 grams)

— Cameras: 4-megapixel camera on back, 2.1-megapixel on front.

— Video recording: high-definition (1080p — comparable to the resolution of a 40-inch flat panel TV)

— Battery life: Talk time of up to 19 hours on CDMA networks, 27 hours on GSM. Battery cannot be replaced by user.

— U.S. wireless carriers: AT&T, Sprint Nextel and T-Mobile USA. Others not yet announced, but likely.

— Operating system: Android 4.1.2 (Jelly Bean)

— Near-field communications: A chip lets the phone act as a credit card at some payment terminals and share data wirelessly when tapped against some other phones.

— Availability: Launched in the U.S. in April.

iPhone 5 tech specs:

— Manufacturer: Apple Inc.

— Display: 4-inch (diagonal) with a resolution of 1136 by 640 pixels (326 pixels per inch).

— Keyboard: Touch screen only

— Memory capacity: 16, 32 or 64 gigabytes, depending on price. There's no way to expand it with memory cards.

— Price: Starting at $200, for 16 gigabytes of memory.

— Size: height: 4.87 inches; width: 2.31 inches; depth: 0.30 inch (124 x 59 x 7.6 mm)

— Weight: 3.95 ounces (112 grams)

— Cameras: 8-megapixel camera on back, 1.2-megapixel on front.

— Video recording: high-definition (1080p — comparable to the resolution of a 40-inch flat panel TV) up to 30 frames per second with audio

— Battery life: talk time is up to 8 hours on 3G. Internet works for up to 8 hours on LTE and up to 10 hours on Wi-Fi. Up to 10 hours of video playback. Battery can be replaced by service personnel only.

— U.S. wireless carriers: Verizon Wireless, AT&T, Sprint Nextel and others.

— Operating system: Apple's iOS 6

— Near-field communications: None.

— Availability: Launched in the U.S. in September.

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