It looks like there are new Blackberry handsets in the works as the company is working on three new devices. The devices will be built by TCL, a Chinese company who makes TVs, DVD players, cellular devices (Alcatel), computers, and more. The three devices have code names (Neon, Argon, and Mercury) and will boast higher specs than previous Blackberry handsets.
Starting off with the lower of the three devices, Neon will be a mid-range device with a 5.2 inch full HD display. It will also have a Qualcomm Snapdragon 617 SoC, 16GB of internal storage with no talk on if it’s expandable. It will come with 3GB of RAM, a 13 megapixel rear facing camera, a 8 megapixel for the front facing shooter, 2,610mAh with Quick Charge 2.0, an aluminum chassis, and will not have a physical keyboard. The smartphone will come out either this month or in August. No price has been provided yet.
Next up is Argon, which will have a 5.5 inch quad HD display, Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 SoC, 32GB internal storage and again, no mention on if it can be expanded or not.There’s 4GB of RAM to keep the device running smooth without any hiccups, 21 megapixel rear facing camera, 8 megapixel front facing camera, 3,000mAh battery also with Quick Charge 2.0 and USB Type C and a fingerprint scanner is included. There won’t be a physical keyboard with this device either. The device is set to launch in October.
Last up is Mercury. It’s possibly the one people may go for, especially those of you wanting a physical keyboard. The screen size is 4.5 inches, much smaller than the other two phones, but still packs a punch when it comes to specs. The Snapdragon 625 is on board with 3GB of RAM. There is a full HD display that will have a 4:3 ratio like the Blackberry Passport. It comes with 32 GB of internal storage, a rear facing camera is 18 megapixel while the front facing camera is 8 megapixels. The battery size is set to 3,400mAh and should be more than enough to get through the day. You’ll be able to pick the phone up in the first quarter of next year.
So, what are your thoughts on Blackberry coming out with three devices instead of one? Do you think the prices will be as high as the Blackberry Priv? Let us know by leaving your comment down below, or on Google+, Facebook, or Twitter.[button link=”http://www.gsmarena.com/blackberry_working_on_three_new_devices_codenamed_neon_argon_and_mercury-news-19144.php” icon=”fa-external-link” side=”left” target=”blank” color=”285b5e” textcolor=”ffffff”]Source: GSMArena[/button]
Last Updated on July 1, 2016.