Back in March, Blackberry showcased a slider phone, dubbed “Venice,” at the MWC 2015 event. Following the introduction, rumors and leaks have provided configuration and design-related details about the alleged Android-flavored smartphone. Now, a fresh photo showing the sophisticated handset is making waves online.
Apparently, an unnamed source uploaded the leaked image in the dedicated BlackBerry site Crack Berry. The new Blackberry Venice photo shows the onscreen touch keyboard of the new device. However, it is worth noting that, this device comes with a physical QWERTY keyboard as well.
Venice’s physical QWERTY keyboard is reportedly housed right beneath the display, where it can be slid out and closed right back in. Therefore, the keyboard can be tucked in, when there is no need to write lengthy emails or text messages.
Moving on to the Blackberry Venice release date, the handset is expected to hit the store shelves sometime in November. Plus, AT&T is believed to the carrier to sell this device in the U.S., GSM Arena reported.
The BlackBerry Venice is also expected to ditch the BlackBerry OS, allowing the device to run on Google’s Android OS. Going by the leaked image, the onscreen keyboard apparently looks similar to stock Android keyboard, thus corroborating the OS rumor. Other Venice specifications include a cool 5.4-inch display, packed with curved glass on both sides. The resolution of the screen is rumored to be 1,440 x 2,560 pixels.
Under the hood, the Venice will reportedly be powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 808 chipset, in combination with a hexa-core CPU. The graphics will be taken care by Adreno 418 GPU and a good 3 GB of RAM will help the handset function smoothly. In addition, the device will apparently feature a killer 18-megapixel rear-facing camera unit along with phase detection capability.