We know BlackBerry will be discussing some important items this week in an online event but while waiting, we’re expecting some early information to be released. We’re guessing one mid-range phone will be revealed–either one of the two: the BlackBerry Hamburg or BlackBerry Rome–aka Neon and Mercury, respectively. John Chen has been hinting on new mid-range devices and one is believed to be unveiled in the coming days or weeks.
We are closer to the day of launch and now we can say that the next handset will be the Neon according to a document sighted on FCC. The device listed as DTEK50 is believed to be the next BlackBerry Android smartphone. Listed on the specs page which has since been pulled are the following information: 5.2-inch screen, 1920 x 1080p resolution, 3GB RAM, Snapdragon 617 processor, 16G built-in storage, microSD card slot (2TB max for storage expansion), 13 megapixel auto-focus camera, 8 megapixel selfie cam, and a 2610mAh non-removable battery. Phone also features Quick Charge 2.0, BlackBerry Hub, BBM, BlackBerry Calendar, DTEK, and Password Keeper among others.
Out of the box, the BlackBerry Neon will run Android Marshmallow already. Still no word on pricing and availability but hopefully within the $200 to $270 (sub $300) price point.