Specifications of Blackberry Neon, Argon and Mercury running on Android leaked

When Blackberry came into the market, it showed the success rate that can be compared to Apple to an extent, as it actually became a hefty status symbol in its own way. We can all agree that the Blackberry Curve series was the most successful line-up. But Blackberry lost its shine pretty quickly after the sudden jump of Android smartphones all over the world.

However, Blackberry is still considered by people working in the business sector even today. But then again, it's not really like it used to be a couple of years ago. So, Blackberry released their own Android smartphone named "Blackberry Priv" - an attempt by the company to get back in the game. But the consumers found it to be way too expensive for its own good.

Now, it seems that Blackberry is going to try again by releasing three (3) new Android smartphones codenamed Neon (Blackberry Hamburg), Argon and Mercury.

Blackberry Priv
Argon is going to be the high-end model of the three, sporting a full touch screen along with a fingerprint sensor. Neon is also going to have a full touch screen but made of a aluminium frame and a smooth plastic back. Now, Mercury is going to be cheaper than Argon but will be priced higher than Neon, sporting a 4.5-inch 1080p screen and a physical QWERTY keyboard (Remember Blackberry Passport?).

Talking about each device specifications in detail:


Neon (Blackberry Hamburg) Specs

  • 5.2-inch Full HD display with 1920 x 1080p resolution
  • Snapdragon 617 Octa-Core processor with Adreno 405 GPU
  • 16GB internal storage with 3GB of RAM
  • 13MP rear camera and 8MP front-facing camera
  • 2,610mAh battery with Qualcomm Quick Charge 2.0 support

Neon is said to go on sale in the July to August timeframe. The device is aimed at both enterprise and consumer markets and will be competitively priced (free on contract).

According to recent reports, BlackBerry would be relying on TCL Communications for the manufacturing of Neon. The render of the same was posted by Twitter user The Malignant which gives us first glimpse of the device. The image (below) resembles the Idol 4 made by Alcatel, which is owned by TCL. 

Blackberry Neon Leaked

Blackberry Mercury Specs

  • 4.5-inch Full HD display with 1920 x 1080p resolution in a 3:2 aspect ratio
  • Snapdragon 625 Octa-Core processor with Adreno 506 GPU
  • 32GB internal storage with 3GB of RAM
  • 18MP rear camera and 8MP front-facing camera
  • 3,400mAh battery

The device is slated for Q1 of 2017 and will feature full aluminum body. Out of the three, Mercury is the only one to have a QWERTY keyboard, but in candybar form and not a slider. Below you can see the first alleged render of the upcoming Blackberry Mercury.

Blackberry Mercury Leaked

Blackberry Argon specs

  • 5.5-inch Quad HD display with 2560 x 1440p resolution
  • Snapdragon 820 64-bit Quad-Core processor with Adreno 530 GPU
  • 4GB of RAM, 32GB internal storage
  • 21MP rear camera with 8MP front-facing camera
  • 3,000mAh battery with Qualcomm Quick Charge 3.0 support
  • Fingerprint scanner and USB Type-C connector

The Blackberry Argon release is scheduled sometime in October. The device will be marketed to the enterprise, along with enthusiast consumers.

Source - VentureBeatMondoBlackberry
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