Not two! But three Android phones been built by Blackberry


Though, Blackberry CEO John Chen earlier confirmed plans to release two new Android-powered BlackBerry handsets for 2016, new reports from Evan Blass, a journalist with an excellent track record for phone leaks, has it that BlackBerry is currently working on three new Android phones.

Earlier leaks showed images and renders of the mid range, Android-powered Blackberry phones code-named the BlackBerry Hamburg and BlackBerry Rome. Now, the three new phones, according to Blass’ source, are codenamed Neon, Argon and Mercury and we will reportedly see one of the phones each quarter.

According to the reports, the Neon will be a low to mid-range, aluminum-housed phone with a 5.2-inch 1080p-resolution screen, 3GB of RAM, 16GB of storage and no physical keyboard, and arrive by the end of August for free on contract. This device has an alleged model name of Hamburg.

Alleged 'Neon' device to be launched as "BlackBerry Hamburg"

This October, the Argon will allegedly be a high-end phone with a 5.5-inch QHD-resolution screen, a Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 CPU, 4GB of RAM, 32GB of storage, a fingerprint reader, a 21-megapixel camera, a USB-C charging port — and also no physical keyboard.

In the first quarter of 2017, the Mercury will allegedly be the only new BlackBerry device with a physical keyboard, one that lives at the bottom of a more squared-off screen like many previous BlackBerrys. It also sounds like a mid-range phone, with 3GB of RAM and 32GB of storage, though it also may house a relatively large 3400mAh battery.

Alleged image of the Blackberry codenamed: Mercury

From the above specs, it is seen that at least two of them are indeed a mid-range Blackberry Smartphone but alas, the specs can’t be fully verified at this time so don’t get too caught up in them. As we know from the past, many things can change from when a device starts turning up to the point of its release.

Three mid-range Android phones been built by Blackberry is a welcome development as the company’s first Android phone, the BlackBerry Priv, has performed disappointingly in low sales.

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