TCL confirmed to build next Android-powered BlackBerry, passes FCC certification


The next Android-powered BlackBerry is reportedly en route.

CEO John Chen revealed plans to share details about its next device later this month via a “virtual event” on July 26th.

Adding fuel to the fire is a recent FCC filing revealing a BlackBerry smartphone with the model number STH100-2, currently known as “Hamburg,” has received radio certification.

This is the same device that received Wi-Fi certification last month. The FCC also confirmed this upcoming device will be manufactured by TCL, the same company who makes Alcatel’s devices. The phone is rumoured to pack a 2610mAh battery, 4G LTE, 3G and 2G connectivity, WiFi, NFC, Bluetooth v4.2 LE and a Micro-USB port.

In May, specs of an all-touch Android-powered BlackBerry running Marshmallow also showed up online. Rumours indicate the phone will feature a 5.2-inch 1080p display, 1.5 GHz Snapdragon 615 processor, 3GB of RAM, 12GB of internal storage, 12 megapixel rear-facing camera and an 8 megapixel front-facing shooter.

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[source]FCC, PocketNow[/source]