Another day comes in and yet another rumor about BlackBerry’s (NASDAQ: BBRY) Android-powered smartphone has hit the web. This time, multiple reports have surfaced unveiling a huge amount of info regarding the much-discussed phone.
Mobile industry whistleblower, evleaks, has tweeted a picture allegedly portraying the device. There is no word about the authenticity of the intel, though the particular tipster has been a reliable source for a long time.
At first glance, based on previous devices over the years, it certainly does not look like a BB smartphone, because the looks are simply great. If you look closely, the device does feature a curved display, sharing a striking resemblance with Samsung’s (NASDAQ: SSNLF) Galaxy S6 Edge.
The particular render also looks like the device Blackberry showed for a second during Mobile World Congress in Barcelona few months back. Though, that device was rocking BB 10 and not Android as shown in the picture – and as expected. In addition to that, entirely relying on the image at hand, based on pre-installed apps’ designs and on the software buttons, what we have here might be the stock version we are all hoping for – take it with a grain of salt for the time being though.
A selection of publications that have gotten in touch with sources close to BB, suggest that Venice will be featuring a 5.4-inch screen with curved edges and a resolution of 1440 x 2560 -plus a physical slider keyboard, hence the moniker Slider. Under the hood, the smartphone will be packing Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 808 hexa-core chip clocked at 1.8GHz, Adreno 418 GPU and 3GB of memory. In terms of cameras, we are expecting to see an 18-megapixel primary sensor and a 5-megapixel secondary one.
It is worth to mention though that there are a number of reports out there stating that the Android-powered BB handset will be a mid-range one, specs and price point wise, which definitely comes in contrast with the spec-sheet given above.
BlackBerry news blog, N4BB, has recently reported that the Canadian phone maker is planning to release the phone during this November. Evan Blass – evleaks – adds that the smartphone will be exclusive under AT&T’s (NASDAQ: T) network like the company’s Passport and Classic handsets.