BlackBerry Venice just showed up in photos and it appears to have had a serious overhaul. The Android-based phone will soon launch,if we are to take every leak we’ve seen so far for granted. New photos depicting a device that may be the Venice have shown up on a Vietnamese Facebook user page and everyone is going mad on the Interwebz.
BlackBerry Venice is a slider smartphone with a physical keyboard that gets hidden behind the screen when you don’t need it. You also get an 18MP sensor in the back and a curvy screen. It does not look anything like the smartphone we’ve seen in renders earlier this month. The device power button was moved to the side and the body is a bit thicker than it seems in previous renders.
Things could change even more before Venice reaches the market, but these images are exciting,especially if you were looking for a BlackBerry device with Android’s power of customization.
Blackberry Venice will soon grace us with its presence, but before that official unveil we are being treated to some nice leaks. Courtesy of retired leaker @evleaks, of course. He managed to get a hold of a few promo pics for the new Blackberry device. There is also news about a possible release date sometime in November.
Venice is one of the first Android-run Blackberries out there, which means that you will get access to Google services and Google Play Store. In the photo aboveÂ you can see a render of the most important Google core apps icons on the device. You also get the Blackberry data transfer UI, a Chromecast render and an email client.
Some rumors make the Blackberry Venice sound like a slider keyboard device, and @evleaks seems to confirm this. He even posted a small GIF where you can see some interesting angles of this device.
Since November is sort of around the corner, we donâ€™t have to wait long to see the former Canadian star manufacturerâ€™s attempt at greatness. We will definitely get more leak shots with it in the future. It is also supposed to be available with all four major US carriers.
Rumors put the tech specs at a Snapdragon 808, 3 GB of RAM and a 5.4 inch QHD LCD screen with curved glass.
Blackberry Venice is reportedly on the way and it is powered by Android and not the proprietary OS that the Canadian company has used so far. This could mean an important step in Blackberry’s attempt at getting back to the relevant smartphone market or it could be another downfall eased by the team up with competitor Android.
Some new render leaks made their appearance as well, and they show a strikingly similar curved display to that of the Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge. It is possible that Samsung sold their AMOLED technology or LG may have been responsible with making this display.
The leaks provided for the Blackberry Venice Android phone also mention Chromecast support and streaming to other devices plus the look of the Blackberry hub on top of the Lollipop OS. The pictures also show a possibly 18MP rear camera with a seven layer lens.
Possible specs for Blackberry Venice Android phone:
4” QHD display
Hexa-core Snapdragon 808 SoC
3GB of RAM
18MP rear camera plus 5MP front camera.
The smartphone will be heading to AT&T and T-Mobile, at least on the US market, which means they may be somewhat exclusive to these carriers only. These renders have no clear production date, which can also mean that the final product may look more or less as depicted above. We can still hope it will be a glorious device though, right? Right?