BlackBerry's upcoming device lineup does indeed continue in the Priv's use of Android as the mobile operating system of choice.
Long rumored for quite some time and recently confirmed to be coming to market, the BlackBerry devices code-named "Hamburg" and "Rome" are being spotted on benchmark tests online.
Hamburg, with official model name BlackBerry STH100-x, was leaked on GFXBench revealing a few key specifications of the device.
GFXBench measured the 3D graphics performance of the BlackBerry STH100-x while listing other tidbits of the unit such as its operating system, display size, memory and storage.
For example, GFXBench says the Hamburg will debut with Google's current operating system on board, Android 6.0.1. The device will feature an HD 5.2-inch screen with a 1,920 x 1,080 resolution.
Both the Hamburg and the Rome devices were never rumored to be top-tier devices. Instead, they were expected to be mid-range offerings, more affordable than BlackBerry's current flagship, the Priv. As such, GFXBench lists a Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 octa-core 1.5 GHz processor running the show, along with the Adreno 405 pushing the graphics of the STH100-x.
Other specs include 2.8 GB of RAM (we expect that to be advertised as 3 GB of RAM), 10 GB of onboard storage (again this seems like another unusual number from GFXBench), a 12-megapixel rear snapper and a 7-megapixel selfie camera on the front.
Aside from the above, no confirmed release date has been set yet for the device. Moreover, we're still left with no information regarding the actual price of the Hamburg when it does debut later this year.
Beyond the GFXBench leak, the rest of Blackberry's plans are yet to be unveiled. As with all leaks, a lot can change between now and the release of the actual device. We expect a few things to change here and there, but by then we also expect to have a clearer picture of what it will look like, too.
Will it have the characteristic BlackBerry keyboard or will it come with only a touch display for input? Or, will it follow in the Priv's design language and incorporate a sliding keyboard along with an all-touch screen?
At the very least - since the Hamburg is obviously a mid-range device - what we can expect is a matching mid-range price tag.
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