BlackBerry has been rumored to be readying three devices for release, and we finally have some potential details about them. The devices are codenamed Neon, Argon, and Mercury, which are pretty awesome codenames (unlike Marlin, perhaps).
The Neon is said to be a mid-range device with a 5.2-inch full HD display, a Snapdragon 617 processor, 3GB of RAM, 16GB of storage, a 2,610mAh battery with Quick Charge 2.0, and 13MP/8MP cameras. It will not have a physical keyboard, but it should be very cheap and free on contract.
The Argon is the higher-specced device, with a 5.5-inch QHD display, a Snapdragon 820 processor, 4GB of RAM, 32GB of memory, a 3,000mAh battery with Quick Charge 3.0, 21MP/8MP cameras, a fingerprint reader, and USB Type-C. This sounds like a very solid device.
The Mercury is the only one here with a keyboard, which is something BlackBerry enthusiasts will want. It’s not a slider though: it’s a candybar with a keyboard and 4.5-inch HD display with 3:2 aspect ratio. Other specs include a Snapdragon 625 processor, 3GB of RAM, 32GB of storage, a 3,400mAh battery, 18MP/8MP cameras, and a metal body.
The company will allegedly release one device per quarter for three quarters, with the Mercury coming in last in Q1 2017. They should all be competitively priced as well, aiming for both business users and consumers. We’re excited to see what BlackBerry has in store, especially with the use of Android on some solid hardware. Are you interested in these devices? Let us know in the comments!