BlackBerry is trying to bring the retro slider back to the market with its upcoming smartphone, Venice. A set of leaked internal renders have surfaced showcasing the technical details.
Leaked renders of the BlackBerry Venice last month showcased the handset with a closed physical QWERTY keyboard slider along with several images of both black and white QWERTY sliders in an opened state. However, the fresh set of renders picked up by CrackBerry show the technical details of the BlackBerry Hub powered by Google’s Android OS. Upon release, the Venice apparently will be the first BlackBerry device to use Google's open source OS.
One of the leaked images gives a glimpse of the Android UI icons on the home screen of the BlackBerry device. The Google Play Store is also part of the handset’s app listing. Another image shows the breakup of the primary camera unit. This image reportedly confirms the BlackBerry Venice will sport an 18 megapixel rear-facing camera. To top it off, the image also hints, the camera unit will feature phase detection AF. Similar to the Passport phablet, the Venice could also support OIS, Phone Arena said.
The last render of the BlackBerry Venice showed the support for Google Chromecast. It is worth noting that, the BlackBerry 10 OS does not have the ability to support Chromecast, however, the Android OS supports this option. The device reportedly is set for release in November by both AT&T and T-Mobile.
The handset is rumored to come with 5.4-inch display, complete with curved glass on both side. The screen resolution is reported to be 1,440-by-2,560 pixels. The smartphone will run on Qualcomm Snapdragon 808 chip in combination with a hexa-core processor and Adreno 418 GPU. A solid 3GB of RAM will help the device function smoothly.
BlackBerry has not confirmed Venice specifications. Meanwhile, the internal renders can be checked out on CrackBerry.