Earlier at present respected leaker Evan Blass took to Twitter to publish a photo of what he says is the BlackBerry ‘Movement’, which the rumor mill had beforehand been calling the BlackBerry Krypton. In an age when phones explode and well being issues nonetheless lurk, it’d in all probability a very good factor that identify was ditched.
Very similar to final 12 months’s budget-friendly BlackBerry DTEK50, it chucks the tactile keyboard that’s been a trademark of BlackBerry gadgets for years in favor of the touchscreen interface used for many fashionable smartphones.
Past that, we don’t know a lot, besides that it’ll be made by TCL (who makes all of BlackBerry’s telephones today).
TCL’s international head of gross sales François Mahieu stated final August that the then-unnamed device would launch someday this month. Mahieu also told Engadget across the similar time that the keyboard-free machine would (possible) be licensed waterproof.
All different info is rooted in rumor, and infrequently sketchy rumor at that. As CrackBerry reports, it’ll possible have a 1920×1080 show, 4GB of RAM, a 4000 mAh battery, and a Snapdragon 625 or 626 processor. It’ll additionally possible have a house button with a fingerprint scanner, which Blass’ picture appears to substantiate.
In different phrases, it’s tempting to dismiss it as a reasonably unusual Android telephone, with little to tell apart it other than the waterproofing and (possible) a relatively safe Android system as we noticed with the DTEK50. But BlackBerry, in fact, has stunned us up to now, and there’s at all times an opportunity they are going to once more.
- Cannot think about a BlackBerry with out the bodily keyboard? There’s at all times the BlackBerry KeyOne to contemplate.