"Official" BlackBerry Neon render leaks

An image that is said to be an official render of the BlackBerry Neon, might be giving us a clue as to when we might see the handset introduced by the company. It's an old trick to be sure, but in many cases the date used on the official render will turn out to be the exact date that the phone is introduced. In this case, we could see BlackBerry's latest Android flavored handset greet the light of day on August 20th. Only problem here is that this this date turns out to be a Saturday, so we will have to wait and see what develops.

The Neon, rumored to be a re-branded Alcatel Idol 4, has the same specs as the latter device. That means it is equipped with a 5.2-inch display carrying a 1080 x 1920 resolution. Powering the unit is the Snapdragon 617 chipset featuring an octa-core 1.7GHz CPU and the Adreno 405 GPU. 3GB of RAM is inside along with 16GB of native storage. On back you will find a 13MP camera with a front-facing 8MP camera available to snap selfies and handle video chats. A 2610mAh battery keeps the lights on. With Quick Charge 2.0 on board, you won't be spending too much time on the sidelines waiting for the cell to power up. We could see the BlackBerry Neon priced in the area of $375 USD, with Android 6.0 installed out of the box.

BlackBerry CEO John Chen said that the company would be discussing its upcoming handsets soon and we look forward to hearing some news directly from the company.

Thanks for the tip!

source: PriceRaja

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60 Comments

1. maherk

Posts: 6879; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

Looks like an Alcatel device

3. zunaidahmed

Posts: 1183; Member since: Dec 24, 2011

Because it is one, there was a article somewhere stating this is just a rebadged Alcatel phone

5. aikoo

Posts: 129; Member since: Feb 27, 2016

Poor child...

8. zeeBomb

Posts: 2318; Member since: Aug 14, 2014

If the idol 4 or this comes to Canada...hmmmm I wouldn't bite. I just have a feeling BB is gonna overprice this.

10. meanestgenius

Posts: 22084; Member since: May 28, 2014

Let's hope that this is the actual price of the device: http://www.phonearena.com/news/BlackBerry-Neon--Hamburg-price-allegedly-planned-for-about-270-unlocked_id83416/comments Although, if you're from Canada, you'll be shelling out about $350 or so, *if* this is the actual price.

11. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Of course they are. Even though it's a rebranded Alcatel phone, blackberry is more than likely going to charge a premium for it like they did with the Priv.

14. meanestgenius

Posts: 22084; Member since: May 28, 2014

Your proof?

20. Mxyzptlk unregistered

It's called speculation. Get a dictionary.

24. meanestgenius

Posts: 22084; Member since: May 28, 2014

So you have no proof. Got it. Glad you admitted it. Carry on.

29. talon95

Posts: 998; Member since: Jul 31, 2012

BB is going to develop software for it, or I doubt they would brand it BB. So you can't expect it to be the same price as an Alcatel even if BB wasn't going to do anything at all with it. I feel much better about using the Alcatel hardware when I know there is Canadian software running on it, not to mention BB makes quite good and secure software. Just as long as they are able to keep it in line with the US competition I think it will be reasonable.

30. meanestgenius

Posts: 22084; Member since: May 28, 2014

I totally agree with you. It's just the trolls that seem to not understand this. Oh wait, they're just trolling. Never mind.

40. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Again, it's called spec-cu-la-tion.

46. meanestgenius

Posts: 22084; Member since: May 28, 2014

Right. You have no proof. I agree. I said you can carry on, so why are you still responding?

51. Mxyzptlk unregistered

You're dismissed. This argument is done.

56. meanestgenius

Posts: 22084; Member since: May 28, 2014

You're right. It is done. You're allowed to leave now.

35. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

Considering the design of the Priv, $650 wasn't a terrible cot. Other than a sliding keyboard, its as good or better than a base iPhone at the same price. Even with gimmicky features like Samsung adds, it still has all the benefits of Android. A BB running Android to me, is a better [hone that the same phone running BB OS. I owned the Storm, the Curve and the Bold and they all to me sucked. The only thing I like was how BB OS handles email and BBM. That was it. I also loved how easy it was to integrate to Microsoft Exchange. But BB OS had the same pitfalls as any close source platform. But the OS was open enough to allow many things that even today Apple still doesn't.

39. meanestgenius

Posts: 22084; Member since: May 28, 2014

BBOS is not BB10. BB10 is far more powerful and feature rich. But you'd have to actually use it to know that.

42. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Lol meanest is attacking techie now? I've seen it all.

48. meanestgenius

Posts: 22084; Member since: May 28, 2014

Correcting and attacking are two different things. Learn the difference.

53. Mxyzptlk unregistered

In your case, you use them interchangeably.

58. meanestgenius

Posts: 22084; Member since: May 28, 2014

Once again, the irony level of that^^comment 1000000000000000 coming from you.

43. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Well technically speaking, BB10 is a blackberry OS.

49. meanestgenius

Posts: 22084; Member since: May 28, 2014

But it's not the "BB OS" that techie is referring to.

54. Mxyzptlk unregistered

It's still a blackberry OS.

59. meanestgenius

Posts: 22084; Member since: May 28, 2014

"It's still better than iOS". I fixed your comment for you.

36. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

First off do you actually know its a rebranded Alcatel phone? Or are you simply parroting what the poster in the very first comment said?

41. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Your point?

13. MrElectrifyer

Posts: 3960; Member since: Oct 21, 2014

2. zunaidahmed

Posts: 1183; Member since: Dec 24, 2011

Looks very boring I guess, so blackberry has lost it's charm?

4. Landon

Posts: 1245; Member since: May 07, 2015

It doesn't exactly have a "wow" factor that Blackberry needs in order to survive this over-saturated market.

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