BlackBerry Hamburg visits the FCC, confirms TCL is the phone's manufacturer

BlackBerry Hamburg visits the FCC, confirms TCL is the phone's manufacturer
The FCC had the honor of hosting a visit by the BlackBerry Hamburg, the company's second Android powered phone and its first new handset since the BlackBerry Priv. The device carries the model number of STH-100-2 (RJD211LW), and the FCC documents confirm that TCL is the manufacturer of the phone. This dovetails with previous rumors that the Hamburg is a re-branded Alcatel Idol 4. TCL owns Alcatel.

In addition, the 2610mAh battery listed by the FCC as powering the Hamburg happens to match the size of the cell inside the Alcatel Idol 4. Additionally, a GFXBench benchmark test of the Hamburg nearly had the same exact specs as the Idol 4, except under the hood. The GFXBench test showed the new 'Berry driven by a Snapdragon 615 SoC, with an octa-core 1.5GHz CPU. The Alcatel Idol 4 is powered by a Snapdragon 617 chipset, with an octa-core 1.7GHz CPU inside.

The other specs include a 5.2-inch screen with a 1080 x 1920 resolution. 3GB of RAM is inside with 16GB of internal storage. There is a 13MP rear camera and an 8MP front-facing selfie snapper with wide angle capabilities. Android 6.0.1 is pre-installed inside the Hamburg. And if you need another reason to believe that there is a similarity between the BlackBerry phone and the Idol 4, there will be no physical QWERTY on this new BlackBerry handset. An earlier rumor suggests that the phone will be given the BlackBerry Neon moniker. We could see the Neon unveiled as soon as next week. Just the other day, CEO John Chen told those attending the BlackBerry Security Summit that the company will discuss its new hardware sometime next week.

Next up for BlackBerry after the Neon will be a handset code named the BlackBerry Rome. This model will include a physical QWERTY keyboard.

source: FCC via

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