BlackBerry Neon, AKA ‘Hamburg’ leaks online
The BlackBerry Hamburg has leaked out ahead of its official unveiling in a purported press photo posted on Twitter.
The first new Blackberry handset of the year was previously leaked as the Blackberry Hamburg, but now could be released as the BlackBerry Neon, packing some premium specs and BlackBerry’s software pasted on top of Android Marshmallow.
The photo posted by @the_malignant only shows Hamburg from the back, but it looks very similar to Alcatel Idol 4.
The Blackberry Neon hasn’t officially launched yet, so any talk of specs are purely speculative. However, rumours point to Blackberry redesigning the Alcatel Idol 4 handset for its own purposes, tweaking the look and feel while keeping most of the internal specs the same.
In that case, you can expect the Blackberry Neon to pack a 5.2-inch Full HD screen, a Snapdragon 617 processor and you also get a 13-megapixel rear camera, plus a 2610mAh battery.
The BlackBerry Hamburg listed on GFXBench is also running Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow and has all of the standard connectivity features such as Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, GPS, and NFC.
We don’t yet know when Neon will make its official debut, but as BlackBerry has already confirmed, its next Androids will be priced between $300 and $400 to make them more competitive.