Smartphone manufacturers have to face a lot of challenges in the market, and if they fail to transition according to the market, they tend to face serious repercussions. The shining examples being Nokia and BlackBerry. Nokia had to sell its mobility division to Microsoft and had to start from fresh, while Blackberry seems to have made up its mind to stop making smartphones. Recently, there has been a lot of rumors regarding an upcoming BlackBerry smartphone i.e. Blackberry BBC 100-1. Now, the most interesting part about this smartphone is that it shall be a dual SIM smartphone. The Blackberry BBC 100-1 shall offer a variety of methods to connect, communicate and would also provide the most secure channels for communications and business collaboration. So, let’s see how this smartphone might turn out to be in real life.
Many images are circulating online of the upcoming BlackBerry BBC 100-1. However, they all seem to refer to its prototype, and none of them appear to showcase the actual model. Be whatever the case, one can easily expect the phone to have the same iconic BlackBerry keyboard. It is believed that the BlackBerry will unveil its upcoming phone in this year and shall start shipping its phone sometime in the latter of the year 2017. The phone is expected to feature with a 5.5-inches IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen that would provide a screen resolution of 720 X 1080 pixels. The display might also be protected by a Corning Gorilla Glass thus making the phone resistant to scratches. The HD display shall be able to provide decent viewing angles and amazing sunlight legibility too.
If we go according to the online reports, the phone shall feature a 1.5GHz processor that would be backed by a Snapdragon 425 SoC. The processor shall be powerful enough to provide a decent BlackBerry experience. It is also believed that a 32GB of internal storage would be provided in the phone and the memory could be expanded by its users using the microSD card slot that shall be provided in the phone. It is believed that the phone would be backed by a 4GB of RAM, which would be sufficient for almost all kinds of functions. The phone shall allow dual SIM compatibility and would support 4G/LTE networks. The phone shall offer ultimate data protection which remains common for all BlackBerry phones and shall provide a range of BlackBerry services.
According to the online reports, the phone shall feature a 13-megapixel rear camera that would be backed by LED flashlight and auto focus. The front camera is expected to feature a 8-megapixel camera. The various shooting modes shall include Continuous Shooting and High Dynamic Range mode (HDR). The Camera Features shall include Gesture Shot, Voice Capture, Face Beauty, Smile detection, Face Detection, Self timer, Touch focus, GIF Creator, Snapshot Mode. The camera could also do HD video recording. In the previous BlackBerry smartphones, images snapped by the cameras have been fairly impressive, and we hope that this phone shall capture beautiful images too. The phone would feature with the loudspeaker and a 3.5mm audio jack.
According to the leaked specs online, the phone is believed to come with 3000mAh battery. Right now there is no information that the battery is removable or not. However, with the rumored specs one can expect that the battery would let the phone work for a complete day with heavy usage. The battery is also supposed to support fast charging. The connectivity options shall include 4G/LTE, Wi-Fi 802.11, b/g/n, Mobile Hotspot, Bluetooth version 4.1, A-GPS, FM Radio and microUSB 2.0.