BlackBerry’s upcoming handset, the Neon/Hamburg could cost $270 at launch


BlackBerry’s first #Android phone, the #Priv, might not have been a grand success, but the company is surely willing to have another go at it. We’ve heard about the company’s intentions to release mid-ranged handsets and we’re now getting an approximate price tag on this mysterious device, which is expected to be unveiled later this year. Known as the Neon or Hamburg, the handset will apparently cost $270 or roughly around $350 in Canadian currency (the leak originates from Canada).

It has been previously rumored that the Neon will come with a 5.2-inch 1080p display, an octa-core Snapdragon 615 SoC, 3GB of RAM, 16GB of storage (possibly expandable) and Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow by default. The CEO of BlackBerry, John Chen, had hinted that we will hear more about the company’s hardware ambitions next week. However, he also suggested that BlackBerry wasn’t too reliant on the hardware business.

It has been said that the Neon/Hamburg will be produced by TCL, which is known for manufacturing handsets for Alcatel. Perhaps taking some load off manufacturing is what BlackBerry needs right now to focus more on its other strengths like software, enterprise etc.

Source: The Globe and Mail

Via: Phone Arena