BlackBerry along with its licensing partner TCL launched its presumably last BlackBerry designed smartphone, KEYone in February this year. While the Canadian tech company has decided to no longer make its own partner, TCL’s CEO as per reports revealed that “as many as three” smartphones are in the pipeline this year.
Apparently, a new BlackBerry device might come in the market soon. According to a report from GSMArena, an unannounced BlackBerry handset with model number BBD100-x has surface online. The new BlackBerry model was first spotted by the popular tipster Roland Quandt. The listing reveals the device to be powered by an MSM8953 CPU which appears to suggest that it could either be the Snapdragon 625 chipset or Qualcomm’s new Snapdragon 626 SoC (system-on-chip). According to the report, the details about the supposed Blackberry’s new model came through ‘a glance at some’ User agent profiles (UAProf) on one of TCL’s websites. The listing further seems to suggest that the device could have an all-touchscreen ‘affair’ featuring a full HD 1920×1080 resolution display.
Next BlackBerry from TCL in UAProfs: BBD100-x with SD625/626, 1920×1080 res https://t.co/WIAJUhOmjQ (Idol 5s rebrand? followup to DTEK50?)
— Roland Quandt (@rquandt) June 22, 2017
Notably, the KEYone from BlackBerry was the first device to pack a huge 3,500mAh. The smartphone sports a 4.5-inch full-HD (1620×1080 pixels) IPS display. The smartphone is powered by an octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 processor, coupled with an Adreno 506 GPU. The KEYone packs 3GB of RAM paired with 32GB inbuilt storage which is further expandable up to 2TB via microSD card. The smartphone runs on Android 7.1 Nougat and comes along with QuickCharge 3.0 and ‘Boost’ charging feature. In the camera department, the KEYone brings a 12-megapixel rear camera with a Sony IMX378 sensor and an 8-megapixel front facing sensor with a wide-angle lens and a flash module. The KEYone is 9.4 mm thick and weighs 180 grams.