BlackBerry shocked the world when it came in with an Android-powered BlackBerry Priv last year, the first ever phone from BB to be based on Google’s popular OS.
While this device was targeting the premium end users, an area the company was confident that it will outdo its competitors like Apple and Samsung, it seems the Canadian outfit has realized that this is not the only way to revive its mobile division. Apparently, the company is lining up a series of mid-range devices that are also packed with some of the best specs out there at their prices.
One such device is the leaked BlackBerry Hamburg. This is not the real name of this phone, rather, it’s just a codename for the device which also comes with model number STH100-X. From the latest leaks, we can fish out some details of what the phone will include once it is released officially later on this year.
BlackBerry Hamburg to come with Android Marshmallow out of the box
While the Priv was based on last year’s Android Lollipop, we’ll be seeing a new BlackBerry Hamburg that is powered by the latest Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow out of the box, GFXBench tests can reveal. There are even more details coming in from this leaked benchmark.
Apparently, the BlackBerry Hamburg will include a 5.2-inch Full HD display panel with support for 5-finger gesture. Under the hood, the phone will pack a decent, mid-range Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 SoC that will be supported by an Adreno 405 GPU and a RAM of 3GB. The phone will reportedly come with 16GB of onboard storage, but only 10GB will be available to the user’s disposal.
On photography matters, the BlackBerry Hamburg will feature a 12MP snapper on the rear that is capable of recording up to 4K videos while the 7MP-front facing selfie camera can manage up to 1080p video recording. The main camera includes things like face detection, autofocus, LED flash, as well as touch focus, among others.
The leaked specs mention nothing about a physical keyboard, meaning we could see a BlackBerry Hamburg that comes without the traditional QWERTY keyboard that has made BB a household name. If anything, this phone can easily be likened to the BlackBerry Z30, which only features a touch screen display with no physical keyboard.
BB CEO John Chen had previously confirmed that the company will unveil two Android-powered smartphones this year. We now have a taste of the BlackBerry Hamburg, but there is really nothing that can be said of the BlackBerry Rome.