It has been long ever since BlackBerry launched its last smartphone. The company gave us its first Android based Priv smartphone, which garnered mixed bag of reviews. The company now seems to be working on a new smartphone running Android operating system.
A new image of what could be BlackBerry's next Android smartphone has come up online. Previous rumors indicated a BlackBerry phone named Neon, however the new leaked device is believed to be called the BlackBerry Hamburg.
As far as its rumored specifications go, the BlackBerry Hamburg smartphone seems to be upper mid-range smartphone. Besides the Hamburg, the company is also believed to be working on two more smartphones, codenamed Argon and Mercury. As per GSMArena, these three unannounced BlackBerry smartphones are being manufactured by Alcatel. Reports have also suggested that BlackBerry tied up with TCL Corporations that produces devices under Alcatel brand. It is possible that BlackBerry Hamburg could actually be a rebranded version of the Alcatel Idol 4.
Here we give you the expected specification details of the expected Blackberry smartphones:
BlackBerry Hamburg: Specifications & features
A 1080p Display:
The BlackBerry Hamburg is expected to feature a 5.2-inch touchscreen display with full HD resolution giving way to 1080p. The display should pack in a pixel density of 424PPI.
Snapdragon chipset with 3GB RAM:
The phone is rumored to run Qualcomm's Snapdragon 617 chipset paired with 3GB of RAM. As far as storage capacity goes, speculations have it that the smartphone will feature 16GB of onboard storage.
8MP front-facing snapper:
In the camera department, BlackBerry Hamburg is likely to feature a 12MP rear-facing camera with supporting features and tools. It also has an 8MP front-facing camera to take care of selfies.
Marshmallow on board:
As far as the software is concerned, the upcoming BlackBerry phones will run on Android 6.0 Marshmallow out of the box. The OS will be customized with BlackBerry's native features like BB Hub and more to retain the essence of BlackBerry's services.
BlackBerry Argon: Specifications & features
The BlackBerry Argon smartphone could be a high range phone with a 5.5-inch display. It is expected to be powered by Qualcomm's Snapdragon 820 processor paired with 4GB of RAM and 32GB of native storage. It might have a 21MP primary camera and an 8MP front-facing snapper. Other rumored specs of the BlackBerry Argon include a 3,000mAh battery, fingerprint scanner and USB Type-C reversible port.
BlackBerry Mercury, on the other hand, might feature company's iconic QWERTY keyboard. Its specification and feature details are not clear, though it is likely to get launched in 2017.
Though nothing is confirmed, it is likely that the BlackBerry Hamburg goes on sale in this quarter, possibly later this month or next month, whereas the Argon phone is expected to be launched in October this year. The Mercury might be unveiled in 2017.