In December 2016, a few weeks before the company confirmed the BlackBerry KEYone, an Indonesian regulation website listed an unknown BlackBerry BBC100-1 device.
Even though the exact name of the BBC100-1 still remains unknown, there is a new development about the handset that gives us a clue of what it will pack internally. For starters, the phone has been confirmed as the first BlackBerry handset to come with support for dual-SIM connectivity. In addition, this device will be targeting the budget market, if the latest Geekbench specs are anything to go by.
According to the benchmarking platform, the BlackBerry BBC100-1 will be powered by the latest Android 7.0 Nougat out of the box. Despite being the current OS, the device takes a step back from version 7.1 that comes preinstalled on the BBB100-1 or rather BlackBerry KEYone.
Being a budget handset, the BlackBerry BBC100-1 is expected to come with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 425 quad-core processor clocked at a speed of 1.4GHz. This will then be paired with a massive 4GB RAM alongside a decent storage of 32GB, possibly with room to expand it via a microSD card.
Previous leaks about the BlackBerry BBC100-1 have indicated that the handset will also come in with a decent 13MP snapper on the back while the front will pack an impressive 8MP sensor, which is kind of becoming the standard selfie megapixel count for many phones ranging from the low-end to the high-end markets. To keep it alive would be a capable 3000mAh battery unit.
There are still no clear details regarding the display size and resolution, but previous rumors have pointed towards a 5.5-inch 720p panel. Note that the BBC100-1 has been developed by an Indonesian company and it’s possible that the device might hit this market first before heading to other markets, but there’s a big “if” here.
Despite having confirmed the BlackBerry KEYone, the Canadian company has yet to start shipments, with the first batch set to land in Europe as from early next month. It’s possible that the budget BlackBerry BBC100-1 might link up with the KEYone in making its debut in some markets, if it’ll indeed be available globally.