Is this a picture of the BlackBerry Krypton's back cover?

Is this a picture of the BlackBerry Krypton's back cover?
Based on a visit to the FCC and certifications from the Wi-Fi Alliance and Bluetooth SIG, it appears that the phone known for now as the BlackBerry Krypton (BBD100-1) is being prepped for a release that could take place as soon as next month. The device, manufactured by TCL, is an "all touch" model and could be an extension of the DTEK line, which currently includes the mid-range DTEK50 and the high-end DTEK60.

This morning, a couple of pictures have been published, allegedly showing the back of the Krypton. It would appear to be made from carbon fiber. One of the pictures compares the upcoming model with BlackBerry's big summer hit, the KEYone. It would appear that compared to the KEYone, the new phone will sport a smaller opening for the camera. The dual LED flash will be placed in a single round housing instead of using the pill shaped cut out on the KEYone. The width of the two models looks to be the same. Keep in mind that this is merely a leak and might not be indicative of the Krypton's final design.

Rumored specs have the BlackBerry Krypton powered by the Snapdragon 625 chipset, and carrying a screen with a 1080 x 1920 resolution. 4GB of RAM is said to be inside along with a 4000mAh battery. That would make the upcoming model the most well endowed 'Berry as far as a battery is concerned. A fingerprint scanner will be embedded in the home button, and the unit could be the first BlackBerry model to have an IP certification rating. In this case, the IP67 earned by the phone would allow it to be submerged in water as deep as 3.3 feet, for as long as 30-minutes, and emerge unscathed.

source: BlackBerryVietnam (translated) via CrackBerry

Related phones

  • 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



1. meanestgenius

Posts: 22717; Member since: May 28, 2014

Not feeling the way the back of the Krypton looks in that color, nor am I feeling the look of the camera/LED set-up. Other than that, I’m definitely interested in learning more about the Krypton. The IP67 rating and 4,000 mAh battery both have me intrigued.

2. dragon09

Posts: 5; Member since: May 08, 2015

i hope things work out for bb

3. ibend2

Posts: 159; Member since: Mar 16, 2016

That's huge camera lens, probably it got huge sensor too... Oh wait, that's Keyone's camera..

4. Bozzor

Posts: 248; Member since: May 02, 2012

It won't be real carbon fibre: that would create too many RF issues.

5. Sparkxster

Posts: 1254; Member since: Mar 31, 2017

Hopefully it has Snapdragon 660 or 630 instead of 625.

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