+ Friday December 6th, 2019

Blackberry is tripling down on their Android investment according to a new article from VentureBeat. The article outlines three upcoming handsets from the Canadian based manufacturer, with specs and release schedule.

Evan Blass, otherwise known as internet leaker @evleaks is the source of the spec lists for the three devices code-named Neon, Argon and Mercury. The choice of code-names is odd with the first two based on noble gasses with very low chemical reactivity, while the third is a heavy, liquid metal that can kill you. The specs on the devices range from mid to high range, with Qualcomm SoC’s powering all three devices.

Specs for the devices include:

5.2” FullHD (1920×1080) display5.5” QHD (2560×1440) display4.5” FullHD (1920×1080) Display
Qualcomm Snapdragon 617Qualcomm Snapdragon 820Qualcomm Snapdragon 625
16GB Storage32GB Storage32GB Storage
13MP Rear Camera/8MP Front Camera21MP Rear Camera/8MP Front Camera18MP Rear Camera/8MP Front Camera
2,610mAh3,000mAh battery3,400mAh battery
Fingerprint reader

Of the three, only the Mercury appears to have a hardware keyboard, a feature that Blackberry devices have been known for since their inception, including their first-gen Android device the Blackberry Priv.

According to Evan, the devices will be released every quarter, with the Neon model first off the blocks due to be announced either this month or next month. We’ll be in contact with Blackberry Australia for local availability once officially announced.

Source: VentureBeat, and Blackberry Mercury pic courtesy of Mondo Blackberry.

Daniel Tyson  

Daniel Tyson

Daniel is a former editor of Ausdroid, and left in February 2019.

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