BlackBerry is expected to unveil its next smartphone next month, while the company CEO stated a while back that BlackBerry could actually launch two smartphones this year, codenamed Hamburg and Rome. Now, it seems that BlackBerry Hamburg has just received Wi-Fi certification and the document reveals that the smartphone might be rebranded TCL Alcatel Idol 4.
TCL is the company that produces the Alcatel line of smartphones and it seems that it could be re-branding one of its smartphones with the BlackBerry name. This wouldn’t be so surprising, considering thatrecently hinted at new deals with manufacturers other than Foxconn, which designed and manufactured some BlackBerry devices.
Documents from the Wi-Fi Alliance show that a TCL device running Android 6.0 Marshmallow received Wi-Fi certification. The device’s code name is DTEK-50 and the name resembles the security and privacy app found on the BlackBerry Priv.
Although the information isn’t conclusive, it does hint in the direction of BlackBerry having a deal with TCL. In addition, the model number for the device that received Wi-Fi certification was STH100-2, while Priv’s code number was STV100-1. The information came from leakster.
BlackBerry Hamburg could come with a 5.2-inch screen
The latest rumors on theshow that the device could come with a 5.2-inch screen with 1080 x 1920 pixel resolution. At its core, the smartphone could have Snapdragon 617 SoC and an octa-core 1.5GHz CPU paired Adreno 405 GPU.
The smartphone could also have 3GB of RAM and 16GB of internal memory. Rear camera capacity should reach 12MP and it could have an 8MP selfie snapper in the front. The device could run Android Marshmallow 6.0.1 out of the box. Rumors on the price suggest that the device could cost up to $400.
BlackBerry Hamburg or TCL Alcatel Idol 4 should be released soon, considering that the device has just received Wi-Fi certification. More information on the matter should surface soon.
Blackberry Hamburg STH100-2 (5.2in FHD, SD615 etc) is made by TCL/ALCATEL! Blackberry outsourcing production/design?— Roland Quandt (@rquandt)