Specs for a new mid-range BlackBerry surface

19 May 2016

BlackBerry, as a phone maker, may be down but it is not out — just yet.

Details for a new mid-tier BlackBerry have surfaced through the GFX Benchmark testing software, revealing a slew of specs for a device that appears to be going by the codename Hamburg.

The handset appears to be comprised of a 5.2-inch touchscreen with full HD resolution and a 12-megapixel camera on the back.

Under the hood it has a Qualcomm octo-core Snapdragon 615 processor and 3GB RAM powering BlackBerry’s build of Android 6. 

All in all, there are no big surprises in this build, but if we’re right about BlackBerry pitching it as a mid-range device, it could be a smart move. Manufacturers other than market-leaders Apple and Samsung have done very well with low- to mid-range phones over the past couple of years. You could argue that the continuing survival of LG and Motorola is due to excellent budget friendly options, and that the rise of Chinese phone makers relies on a similar strategy. 



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