The Android-powered BlackBerry Venice is expected to be released in November from all four major U.S. carriers. A new leak confirms the smartphone will have a quad-HD display, 3 GB of RAM and 18 megapixel rear camera.
The old saying "when it rains, it pours" certainly is fitting when it comes to recent leaks of highly-anticipated smartphones over the last couple of weeks. We just reported that Microsoft's next-generation flagship smartphone and phablet, the Lumia 950 (Talkman) and Lumia 950 XL (Cityman) leaked in the form of new images and reports that the handsets could exclusively be offered by AT&T and T-Mobile in the U.S. The pair is expected to be the launch devices for Windows 10 Mobile and to be released in November.
Apple will unveil the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus on Sept. 9, and one of its partners confirmed some of the key specs iPhone fans can expect. The handsets will feature Force Touch displays like the Apple Watch; will get internal upgrades like a more powerful 64-bit A9 processor, 2 GB of RAM and a 12 megapixel rear camera with the ability to capture 4K video.
Google is also about to unleash its next flagship Nexus smartphones in the form of the LG Nexus 5 (2015) and Huawei Nexus phablet, which will be the first devices to ship with Android 6.0 Marshmallow. Google is also getting a new Android licensee that many smartphone fans are closely following.
We reported back in June that BlackBerry was planning its first Android-based smartphone, the BlackBerry Venice. The handset includes the company's popular QWERTY keyboard, which will have the ability to slide out and be tucked away when not in use.
A new report sheds some more light on some of the BlackBerry Venice's key specs. The source has used the Venice and says the it's an "amazing device" and that "security is second to none." He was able to confirm that the smartphone will include a 2560 by 1440 quad-HD display, which puts it on the same level of other quad-HD flagship smartphones, such as the Samsung Galaxy Note 5, S6 Edge+, S6, S6 Edge, LG G4 and the upcoming HTC A9 Aero. The handset will ship with Android 5.0 Lollipop, although it will likely be upgradeable to Android 6.0 Marshmallow at some point.
The BlackBerry Venice should run very snappy thanks to its 3 GB of RAM, and camera lovers will appreciate its 18 megapixel rear camera with OIS (optical image stabilization) and large 3XXX mAh battery — the report does not mention its actual capacity beyond that.
We'll keep you posted on any new BlackBerry Android smartphone news as it becomes available. Would you consider purchasing the BlackBerry Venice due to its QWERTY keyboard or other features? Let us know in the comments below.