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?
LG G Flex 2 is on its way to AT&T. The smartphone will apparently launch online and in stores on April 24th, and the curved device will sell for $709 full price or $300 with a two-year contract.
LG’s second curved smartphone is finally making its way at AT&T at a rather spicy price, at least compared to other US carriers. If you buy the device full price, you can spread the payment in 30 pieces of $23.64, or choose a 24-month payment plan of $29.55 a month or 20 payments of $35.45.
The only upside to this price is that AT&T offers the G Flex 2 with 3 GB of RAM, whereas Sprint is giving the 2GB version at $199.99 with a 2-year contract.
[box type=”shadow”]Press release:
LG G Flex 2™ Available at Select AT&T Retail Stores and Online Starting April 24
AT&T will offer the G Flex 2 for the phone for $709, which you can break down into 30 payments of 23.64, 24 months of $29.55, or 20 installments of $35.45. Alternatively you can hand over $300 and sign a two-year contract. However you slice it, this is significantly more money than Sprint wants for the same device, though at least AT&T’s version comes with 3GB of RAM.
Next Generation Smartphone with Revolutionary Curved Display to be Available for $0 down on AT&T Next
DALLAS, April 20, 2015 – AT&T1 announced the LG G Flex 2™ in Platinum Silver will be available for purchase in select AT&T retail stores and on www.att.com starting Friday, April 24. The award-winning G Flex 2 is the latest addition to the largest portfolio of LG smartphones available from any U.S. carrier.
G Flex 2 Features
The G Flex 2 is the latest addition to LG’s G Flex line of smartphones and has been improved with an advanced curved design and a slimmed down, higher resolution display to support better ergonomics.
The iconic curved design of the G Flex 2 follows the contour of your face, while also providing a reassuring ergonomic grip, which makes it easy to hold and operate. While the 5.5-inch Full HD P-OLED curved display of the G Flex 2 provides stunning color and smooth crisp video.
The smartphone features a 13 megapixel rear-facing camera with Laser Auto Focus and OIS+. Laser Auto Focus allows you to focus fast while the floating OIS+ lens steadies the shot for sharp, focused imagery even in less than ideal lighting situations. The rear camera supports a variety of shooting options, including a voice activated Cheese Shutter, Burst Shot and Panorama Shot. Easily take and preview selfies with the front camera that supports LG’s Gesture Shot. A simple hand gesture activates the count down timer to take the selfie, and Gesture View enables you to automatically preview the picture when you lower your arms.
The G Flex 2 also features convenient notifications with Glance View. Key information such as time, recent messages or missed calls is discretely displayed with a downward swipe from the top of the curved screen – even when the smartphone is asleep and the display is off.
Under the hood, the G Flex 2 runs the powerful Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 Octa-Core processor, featuring 64-bit capable CPUs optimized for Android 5.0, making it speedy enough and efficient for robust multi-media playback and multi-tasking.
Storage: 3 GB RAM and up to 32 GB internal storage, additional storage available via the internal microSD slot that supports up to a 2TB microSD card2
Battery: Fast Charge3 3,000 mAh (LG Fast Charger is included in the box)
G Flex 2 Pricing
The LG G Flex 2 runs on the nation’s most reliable 4G LTE network and the network with the nation’s strongest 4G LTE signal.4 Qualified customers can purchase the G Flex 2 for $0 down with AT&T Next5 at $23.64 per month for 30 installments on AT&T Next 24, $29.55 per month on AT&T Next 18 for 24 installments, or $35.45 on AT&T Next 12 for 20 installments. You can also buy the smartphone for $299.99 with a two-year agreement6 or at no annual commitment for $708.99.7 [/box]