Recent leaks originating from tipster @rquandt (opens in new tab) show what looks to be a budget BlackBerry phone – codenamed the BBC100-1 – that features lower specs than we’d usually expect from a BlackBerry device.
The leak suggests it has a 5.5-inch display, but it’s only 720p so we don’t expect this to be an expensive handset.
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It also features a Qualcomm Snapdragon 425 chipset – that’s a little used chip we’ve previously seen in the Xiaomi Redmi 4A – as well as 4GB of RAM and 32GB of storage.
There’s also a 3,000mAh battery, dual-SIM support, an 8MP selfie camera and the rear has a 13MP shooter.
It looks like this phone will be the first project from BlackBerry’s joint BB Merah Putih venture though.
That's a software licensing strategy that brings a number of Indonesian companies together to work on new software and services, so this looks like a phone that will be exclusive to emerging markets.
We expect this could be announced at MWC 2017 though, which takes place in Barcelona between February 27 and March 2.
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