BlackBerry will roll out three new smartphones later this year and in early 2017. Although BlackBerry’s first attempt at making an Android phone was not successful, the Canadian manufacturer doesn’t let one failure get in the way. Furthermore, BlackBerry’s back with not just one, but three new smartphones – Argon, Mercury, and Neon.
The three new developments will come at different prices, and the features will vary accordingly. BlackBerry will roll out three new smartphones in the next quarters. Expect to see one phone released per quarter. The first one will most likely be available starting July or August.
The first to hit the market is believed to be Neon. It will feature a 5.2-inch display at a 1080p resolution. Rocking an aluminum frame with a plastic back, the smartphone has a Snapdragon 617 Qualcomm system-on-a-chip. Sticking to the insides, it will feature a 3GB of RAM and 16GB of storage while powered by a 2610mAh battery. The back camera will provide wonderful image quality thanks to the 13 megapixels, and selfie lovers will be happy with the 8-megapixel front camera.
Argon is said to arrive second after Neon. The 5.5-inch screen will offer a QHD resolution, as did BlackBerry’s first Android smartphone, Priv. Under the case, users will get a Snapdragon 820 SoC from Qualcomm, 4GB of RAM, and 32GB of storage. The 3000mAh battery is supported by QuickCharge 3.0.
Argon packs an impressive 21-megapixel back shooter, while keeping the front camera at 8 megapixels for selfies.
As for the price, it is expected to cost more than Neon, addressing the enterprise market more than the previous smartphone.
Mercury is set to arrive in the first quarter next year. It will be the only phone to feature a QWERTY keyboard and a touchscreen. It will still have a physical keyboard situated at the bottom of the phone.
Smaller in size, it will have a 4.5-inch screen that will provide HD resolution in a 3:2 aspect ratio. Under the full aluminum case, it gets a Snapdragon 625, along with 3GB of RAM and 32GB of storage. The rear camera will offer 18 megapixels while the front camera will provide the same 8 megapixels as the earlier models.
BlackBerry will roll out three new smartphones in the following months, and it just might be enough to make the company a fearful competitor in the Android market. The more affordable prices might just give these new devices a different fate than that suffered by the unsuccessful Priv.
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