BlackBerry preparing Android devices "Neon" "Algon" "Mercury"


BlackBerry, which has declined market share not only in Japan but also overseas, has now revealed that it is preparing three new Android terminals for release. By the way, the image above is three models of BlackBerry Bold · BlackBerry Priv · BlackBerry Passport, not a new model.

BlackBerry is working on 3 new Android phones, codenamed Neon, Argon, and Mercury | VentureBeat | Mobile | by Evan Blass

BlackBerry has been sticking to its own "BlackBerry OS" for a long time, but as iOS and Android spread as a smartphone OS, the BlackBerry OS did not popularize. In such circumstances, we released "BlackBerry Priv" as an Android device in 2015.

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According to VentureBeat, the new model is an Android device following this Priv, "Neon"Algon"MercuryIt is said that it is given the name of.

"Neon" is a model positioned as an entry machine, a full touch screen terminal with a screen size of 5.2 inches and a resolution of 1080 p. BlackBerry has a characteristic that there are many terminals equipped with physical keyboard, and Priv is basically operated with touch screen, but it was structured to be able to pull out sliding keyboard. However, this terminal is a pure touch screen terminal with no physical keyboard installed.

SoC is Qualcomm'sSnapdragon 617Equipped. Memory is 3 GB, storage is 16 GB, battery capacity is 2610 mAh, compatible with high-speed charging standard "QuickCharge 2.0". The number of pixels of the camera is 13 mega pixels (MP) for the rear camera and 8 MP for the front camera. It is planned to be introduced to both general and corporate customers, and the release time is from July to August 2016.

"Algon" is also a terminal that looked towards general and corporate customers. Screen size is 5.5 inches, like Neon, full touch screen terminal without physical keyboard. Like Priv, the resolution is QHD.

SoC is Qualcomm'sSnapdragon 820Equipped. Memory is 4 GB, storage is 32 GB, battery capacity is 3000 mAh, compatible with high-speed charging standard "QuickCharge 3.0". The number of pixels of the camera is 21 MP, the rear camera exceeds 18 MP of Priv, the front camera 8 MP. It is scheduled to appear around October 2016.

The last "Mercury" is the only terminal among these three models, a terminal equipped with a physical keyboard like Priv. However, while the Priv keyboard was a type that slidably housed in the back of the main unit, Mercury's keyboard is fixed type and it is close to the conventional BlackBerry terminal. The screen size is 4.5 inches, the resolution is HD but the ratio is 3: 2.

SoC is Qualcomm'sSnapdragon 625Equipped. Memory is 3 GB, storage is 32 GB, battery is 3400 mAh. Camera resolution is 18 MP for the rear camera and 8 MP for the front camera.

By the way, on June 27, Mondo BlackBerry on BlackBerry information site has released a picture of the terminal which is considered Mercury. If this is true, it means that the rounded touch screen terminal like the iPhone 6 series has a physical keyboard at the bottom of the terminal.

According to VentureBeat, it is believed that BlackBerry Priv is not successful as it is considered to be a problem of price side, so I wonder what kind of price setting these three terminals will be Place

By the way, in Japan, BlackBerry handsets are handled in some SIM-free terminal crowds, such as BIC cameras, but will the day the new models come in orderly at stores?

in Mobile,   Hardware, Posted by logc_nt