BlackBerry could be onto something…and it’s quite good. Can this help BlackBerry to return to the smartphone game?
Sales for the BlackBerry Priv have been rather…disappointing for the Canadian smartphone company. While it’s a really decent phone, people just don’t seem to be interested in a smartphone with a physical keyboard. Rumors have it, BlackBerry is working on some new phones, in hope to get back into the game. They may be named Neon, Argon and Mercury.
The Neon, getting it’s name from a noble gas, will most likely be a mid-range phone. It will most likely have a 5.2″ Fulld HD screen, Snapdragon 602 SoC chip coupled with 3 GB of RAM. For pictures, we might get a 13/8 MP combo. For storage, it is expected to have 16 GB of storage, and we hope it will be expandable. For power, we might get a 2,610 mAh battery, that will most likely feature Quick Charge 2.0. And no, you most likely won’t get a physical keyboard. You can expect this phone by the end of the month, or maybe in early August. all in all, not bad for a mid-range phone.
Stepping it up a notch is another phone that may get it’s name from a noble gas – BlackBerry Argon. The BackBerry argon as well most likely won’t have a physical keyboard, but will have top-notch specs: Snapdragon 820, 4 GB of RAM, 5.5″ QHD screen etc. Everything you can expect from a flagship phone. The cameras may be a 21MP at the back, and an 8 MP camera for selfies. You also get a 3,000 mAh battery, USB Type C, Quick Charge 3.0 and a fingerprint scanner. This phone will most likely come out after the BlackBerry Neon, most likely in October.
Stretching it’s way to Q1 of 2017, we have the BlackBerry Mercury. Spec wise, it will most likely be the same as the BlackBerry Argon, with an added physical keyboard. However, according to leaks, it will be fixed. You can’t slide the screen or anything to get to it. What you get is what you get.