Several photos of what seems to be a real BlackBerry Venice slider smartphone have surfaced. It will be the first ever smartphone from the Canadian company to feature Google's Android mobile operating system.
The most unique and interesting feature of the BlackBerry Venice is that it features a physical QWERTY keyboard. The sliding mechanism will allow the user to simply slide the keyboard downwards to start using it, GSM Arena reported.
Tinhte, a website from Taiwan has revealed more photos of the BlackBerry Venice. The images show the handset featuring different apps of Android such as contracts, camera, calendar, Gmail and Google Play Store.
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The images also show that the power button is placed on the left side of the handset while the topside of the handset houses a SIM card slot and a micro SD slot. Its right edge houses home button and volume controllers.
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According to Phone Arena, the BlackBerry Venice's display could support a resolution of 1440 x 2560 pixels. Although the report does not mention the size of the display, the images reveal that it will be featuring a curved glass for the screen. A speaker grille is present below the display of the smartphone, which will be supported by 3 GB of RAM.
The device is said to be powered by Snapdragon 808 chipset that includes a hexa-core CPU that clock at 1.8 GHz. It will be supported by 3 GB of RAM. The camera placed on its rear side is expected to be of 18-megapixel with features like dual LED flash and Optical Image Stabilization. In the front, there will be a selfie shooter of 5-megapixel.
The Venice slider smartphone is likely to be equipped with a battery of 3000 mAh or higher capacity. The handset could be made available by major carriers of the U.S. from November 2015. Meanwhile, rumors also have it that the Canadian company will be releasing an Android variant of the BlackBerry Passport in 2016.