Specs of one of BlackBerry’s upcoming mid-range Android smartphones leak

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The specs of one of BlackBerry’s upcoming 2016 Android smartphones may have just been revealed.

According to a new GFX Benchmark test, BlackBerry’s upcoming “Hamburg” smartphone will feature a 5.2-inch 1080p display, 3GB of RAM, 12GB of internal storage, a 12 megapixel rear-facing camera and a 7 megapixel (or 8 megapixel) front-facing camera. In addition, the all-touch device will run Marshmallow 6.0.1 and will be powered by a 1.5 GHz Snapdragon 615 processor and Adreno 405 GPU.


If the benchmark is accurate, Hamburg could turn out to be a decent mid-range smartphone. With 3GB of RAM, it probably won’t suffer the performance issues common with the Nexus 5X, which only has access to 2GB of RAM, though it doesn’t feature one of the more powerful 600 series Snapdragon processors, instead opting for the more modest 615.

Unfortunately, we still don’t have a firm release date for the phone, but rumours point to an August unveiling. The phone is estimated to cost around $400 USD. The other new Android device from BlackBerry will be a smartphone with a physical QWERTY keyboard.

During its latest earnings report, BlackBerry said it sold 600,000 smartphones in its most recent fiscal quarter.

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[source] GFX [/source] [via] BBin [/via]