Specs of BlackBerry’s upcoming mid-range budget smartphone codenamed BBC100-1 has surfaced online. According to @rquandt on Twitter, the phone will come with a 5-inch HD screen, will be powered by Snapdragon 425 and come with dual SIM support, making it the first BlackBerry Android smartphone to come with Dual SIM support, making it the first Dual SIM BlackBerry handset. While the downfall of Blackberry started when Android started gaining popularity and all thanks to Android which is now acting as a savior for Blackberry phones. This new speculated Android phone from Blackberry could provide some relief to the company in terms of sales as current Blackberry phone users who still are fanatic about BB devices will probably opt for this device.
The Twitter user says that it will come with 4GB of RAM, which is pretty high for a budget smartphone. Android version is not mentioned, but it could run Android 7.0 (Nougat), similar to other latest BlackBerry smartphones. Let’s check out on detailed list of specs and features of this device which are available as the information or are leaked from various sources.
BlackBerry BBC100-1 rumored specifications
5-inch (1280 x 720 pixels) HD IPS display
1.4GHz Quad-Core Snapdragon 425 processor with 500MHz Adreno 308 GPU
4GB RAM, 32GB internal storage, expandable memory up to 128GB with microSD Card Slot
Android 7.0 (Nougat) OS
13MP rear camera with LED Flash
8MP front-facing camera
4G LTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.1, GPS + GLONASS
The BlackBerry BBC100-1 could be developed by the newly formed joint venture PT BB Merah Putih, who recently singed a license agreement to manufacture, distribute and promote BlackBerry-branded devices running BlackBerry’s secure Android software and applications in the Indonesian market. Will it be shown off at the MWC 2017 on February 25th along with the BlackBerry Mercury? We are not sure yet.