BlackBerry "Krypton" gets a green light from the FCC

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Just last week, the BlackBerry "Krypton" received its Wi-Fi certification, and late last month the device was given its Bluetooth certification. Now, the next TCL produced BlackBerry Mobile handset has been certified by the FCC. This is going to be an "all touch" model, and based on rumored specs, it will have a screen carrying a 1080 x 1920 (FHD) resolution. Other rumors have the Snapdragon 625 chipset under the hood with 4GB of RAM inside. A fingerprint scanner will reportedly be embedded inside the home button, and keeping the lights on will be a 4,000 mAh battery. This model could be the first BlackBerry handset to come with an IP67 certification rating. That means that the unit could be submerged in water as deep as 3.2 feet for as long as 30-minutes and emerge unscathed.

The FCC filenames call the phone "Krypton," although we suspect that this could be an extension of the DTEK line which currently includes the mid-range DTEK50 and high-end DTEK60. There has been talk about the Krypton getting launched next month, and with all of the certifications it recently has received, that appears to be likely.

The FCC documentation shows the Krypton name belonging to BlackBerry model BBD100-2, and that is one of four variants listed by the Wi-Fi Alliance. The others included BBD100-1, BBD100-3 and BBD100-6.

Unfortunately, images of the phone are covered under the short term confidentiality agreement requested by TCL. The agreement covered the following files that TCL placed with the FCC:

  • External Photos
  • Internal Photos
  • Test Setup Photos
  • User manual

There has been speculation that following the Krypton, BlackBerry Mobile will release the "Juno," which will be another handset featuring a physical QWERTY keyboard.



source: FCC via CrackBerry

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  • Display 5.5" 1080 x 1920 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP / 8 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 625, Octa-core, 2000 MHz
  • Storage 32 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 4000 mAh

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28 Comments

1. meanestgenius

Posts: 21476; Member since: May 28, 2014

Looking forward to checking this out. That SoC with that big battery will make for even better battery life than the KEYone. If it had a camera like the KEYone's as well, it's a buy for me.

7. PenTiltoKet

Posts: 552; Member since: May 18, 2016

I think BB brand speak from themselves... Promised BB 10 updates that never materialize... New Android device that wont be upgraded anymore... What a waste...

9. meanestgenius

Posts: 21476; Member since: May 28, 2014

BB10 did get updated to 10.3.3. 20.3.4 is in the works. Their "new" Android phone is the KEYone, and it's currently on Nougat and will receive an update to Android Oreo. Yes, me responding to you is a waste....

2. GreenMan

Posts: 2694; Member since: Nov 09, 2015

I don't meant to disagree with anyone here but... The Snapdragon 625 is now "outdated" thanks to the introduction of Snapdragon 630 which has: 1. Faster GPU (Adreno 506 650Mhz @ 130 gFlops vs. Adreno 508 800Mhz @ 160 gFlops). 2. Faster LTE Modem (CAT 7 vs. CAT 12). 3. Higher CPU Clock (2.0Ghz vs. 2.2Ghz). 4. Much superior RAM (933Mhz Single-Channel vs. 1,333Mhz Dual-Channel) which translates into better bandwidth (7.4GB/s vs. a whooping 21.3GB/s). The RAM alone is a good enough reason to go for The Snapdragon 630 over the 625/626. The RAM's bandwidth is just a tad behind Snapdragon 810 with a 1,600Mhz clock and much better than Snapdragon 808! Pretty impressive for a mid-range SoC, I'd say! The upcoming Snapdragon 450 will be roughly comparable to the existing Snapdragon 625/626 albeit with a weaker GPU and about 1.8Ghz CPU clock and that tells something... The SD625 is a low-end SoC now! Oh well, G'Day!

3. STRANG3R

Posts: 234; Member since: Sep 24, 2015

Get life dude, don't s**t everywhere, didn't liked ?? Ignore

4. meanestgenius

Posts: 21476; Member since: May 28, 2014

What STRANG3R said. You sht on BlackBerry on every article of theirs that you comment on. The SD625 is still a very capable SoC, whether you or the other BlackBerry troll care to admit it or not. Don't like it? Ignore it and move on. I have no interest in Xiamoi, so I never comment on their articles. It's that simple. No one takes you seriously around here.

8. PenTiltoKet

Posts: 552; Member since: May 18, 2016

Funny thing is.... No one here like you or consider you seriously...

10. meanestgenius

Posts: 21476; Member since: May 28, 2014

What's even funny is.... You're even less liked around here than he is, and that's saying something. But the funniest thing of all is... Your screen name literally translates to "nipple tits". Because of this^ alone, you should log off immediately.

12. Flash

Posts: 1972; Member since: May 19, 2017

I'll leave this here for people wondering about meanestgenius, aka alphageek. http://utbblogs.com/the-tide-turning-americans-want-a-blackberry-passport/

14. meanestgenius

Posts: 21476; Member since: May 28, 2014

I'll leave this right here for the one person (most likely "nipple-tits" aka pentiltoket) that doesn't believe that you're mxyzptlk: posted on25 May 2017, 21:227 in response to #14 17. darkkjedii (Posts: 24786; Member since: 05 Feb 2011) When does MG ever troll? That I would like to see. He has his little troll, just like I do in Arte8800, but he isn't a troll in the least. posted on25 May 2017, 21:25in response to #17 20. Flash (Posts: 1306; Member since: 19 May 2017) So closing one account means I'm like Arte now, darkk? As you can see, if you remove the wool from your eyes, I'm still here. posted on25 May 2017, 21:539 in response to #20ReportReply 26. darkkjedii (Posts: 24786; Member since: 05 Feb 2011) So you admit to multiple accounts posted on26 May 2017, 19:36in response to #59 91. Flash (Posts: 1306; Member since: 19 May 2017) I never said I wasn't Mxy. Those are both from here:https://www.phonearena.com/news/Apple-releases-iOS-10.3.2-update-with-bug-fixes-security-improvements-and-a-severe-battery-drain_id94441/comments/page/3

16. meanestgenius

Posts: 21476; Member since: May 28, 2014

And here's even more proof that you're mxyzptlk, for the one person that thinks you aren't: posted on24 May 2017, 16:55in response to #70 71. meanestgenius (Posts: 16626; Member since: 28 May 2014) Lol, The cowardly keyboard warrior named mxyzptlk that's hiding behind a new faux account because I made him deactivate his primary mxyzptlk troll account is calling someone else a keyboard warrior. What irony and protection. Just stfu and accept the fact that I've won because I made you deactivate your Tony_Stark and mxyzptlk troll accounts. posted on25 May 2017, 14:48in response to #71 74. Flash (Posts: 1452; Member since: 19 May 2017) Dude, you didn't make me deactivate anything. I've been wanting to deactivate it for a while and pull an Alik, but I'm not going to allow you to sling mud behind my back. You don't realize how pathetic you really sound right now. That was from here: https://www.phonearena.com/news/TCL-sees-plenty-of-interest-in-the-BlackBerry-KEYone_id94213/comments?post=1652978#post_1652978 Log off immediately mxyzptlk, as what I posted is actual proof, (you're literally saying with your Flash account that you never said you weren't mxy in the link I posted in comment #14, and you said that you've wanted to deactivate your mxyzptlk account for a while now, with your Flash account, for example) and what you posted is a desperate reach at best. (My name (Meanestgenius) is never mentioned by Alphageek in that link you posted).

19. Flash

Posts: 1972; Member since: May 19, 2017

Lol, I see that you're triggered just because exposed your other alias. You know, the one where you admitted to fighting the good fight. Meanestgenius doesn't have to be mentioned. You really think someone's stupid enough to not know that you're the one in that link? You said "each and EVERY BlackBerry article." Put two and two together.

25. meanestgenius

Posts: 21476; Member since: May 28, 2014

Lmao! I see that you're projection is at an all time high because I actually provided actual proof, while you posted a link with someone that you're still infatuated with. I'm still waiting for you to point out exactly where I (Meanestgenius) said those things, because, for the life of me, I still can't find it. Meanwhile, I posted links to you with your Flash account admitting to be mxyzptlk. You really thing anyone is stupid enough to believe that you're not mxyzptlk, Flash, batmite and Tony_Stark, even without me posting those links? You said "I never said I WASN'T mxy." Doesn't take a genius to see that you admitted that you're mxyzptlk right there.

5. meanestgenius

Posts: 21476; Member since: May 28, 2014

Oh, and then there's this: "Other rumors have the Snapdragon 625 chipset under the hood with 4GB of RAM inside." That's straight from this very article. The word rumors means that this may not even be the SoC officially used. Let's wait until we get an official report on the specs before you decide to go on your usual tirade.

6. PenTiltoKet

Posts: 552; Member since: May 18, 2016

TCL is known for low/mid quality in china. The reason they buy Alcatel, Blackberry & Palm brand is to sell their low/medium quality device with better brand. Basically, TCL were trying to save penies by using outdated cpu.

11. meanestgenius

Posts: 21476; Member since: May 28, 2014

TCL explained what they are doing and who they are aiming the three brands that they currently own and/or license: https://www.phonearena.com/news/TCL-readying-Palms-return-to-the-smartphone-market-first-device-to-be-announced-in-early-2018_id97583 It's called research. Try it sometime.

13. Flash

Posts: 1972; Member since: May 19, 2017

I don't see this device competing with the Pixel 2. It's highly outclassed if you ask me.

15. meanestgenius

Posts: 21476; Member since: May 28, 2014

You mean just like you thought the KEYone was outclassed to the Essential Phone, right? See how that turned out: https://www.phonearena.com/reviews/Essential-Phone-Review_id4409 BlackBerry KEYone: 8.5 Essential Phone: 4 Bwahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha!!

23. Flash

Posts: 1972; Member since: May 19, 2017

Will you stfu about that. No one cares about it other than you.

26. meanestgenius

Posts: 21476; Member since: May 28, 2014

Make me, btch. You care and you know it. That's why you're so triggered by it. Oh, and: BlackBerry KEYone: 8.5 Essential Phone: 4 Bwahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha!!

17. Crispin_Gatieza

Posts: 3098; Member since: Jan 23, 2014

It's not supposed to compete with the Pixel series. It's a mid-range offering and it's no secret. BlackBerrys are not for gamers who require top-shelf processors or GPUs. Instead of trolling BlackBerry articles you should be trolling Apple articles and their ridiculous pricing.

18. meanestgenius

Posts: 21476; Member since: May 28, 2014

Lol, he'd never troll Apple (even though he claims he doesn't want their products). His deity Apple would have him excommunicated from the flock.

22. Flash

Posts: 1972; Member since: May 19, 2017

Lol, what a suck up. You have no room to talk about someone being a deity worshipper.

27. meanestgenius

Posts: 21476; Member since: May 28, 2014

Lol, look at the inbred Apple trolling shill, so afraid of Crispin. You are definitely a deity worshipper.

21. Flash

Posts: 1972; Member since: May 19, 2017

Only the iphone X is overpriced. All the others are in line with other Android devices. I think your memory is slipping there, pops.

28. meanestgenius

Posts: 21476; Member since: May 28, 2014

All the iPhones are overpriced. Cut the BS.

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