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

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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

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