Last year, BlackBerry took the smartphone world by storm when it unveiled the DTEK50 and later followed it with a DTEK60 – two impressive phones with quality performance specs, sleek design and the best prices in the market.
This year, the Canadian company began on a high note, teasing the BlackBerry KEYone at the CES 2017 event in January and just a few days ago, the phone went live. Even before the public can get their hands on the new sensation from TCL, an unknown BlackBerry BBC100-1 has appeared in the wild, revealing the front and back views as well as some of the major specs it brings to the fold.
The unannounced BlackBerry BBC100-1 shows off a not-so-sleek design language, but you’ll know that this is a BlackBerry device thanks to the conspicuous logos on the back and front panels. Where the latter has a logo and name on the bottom bezel, the former only features the logo with no company name. On the back panel, you also find the main camera and just below it is a dual-tone LED flash.
As far as the hardware specs and features are concerned, the leaked BlackBerry BBC100-1 is said to come with a roomy 5.5-inch display screen that matches the size used on the BlackBerry DTEK60, but this one gets an HD resolution as opposed to the DTEK60’s QHD resolution. Whether the display panel will be AMOLED or LCD is still unknown, but it is clear that this device could be aimed at the entry-level market.
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Further proof that the BlackBerry BBC100-1 will be sent to the low-end markets is what it carries under the hood. The phone has a Qualcomm Snapdragon 425 SoC on board with a clock speed of 1.4GHz. However, this will be paired with a decent 4GB RAM and 32GB of internal storage. Of course, there should be room to expand this storage via a microSD card. The camera on the back will come with a 13MP shooter and the front will have an 8MP lens. To keep the phone alive is a 3000mAh battery and like the new BlackBerry KEYone, the BBC100-1 should come preinstalled with Android 7.1 Nougat out of the box, if not v7.0.
As usual with unconfirmed reports, take this one with a grain of salt.