It has been a while since BlackBerry released a new handset and it’s believed that the company could introduce at least one Android-powered mid-range handset next month. The new handset is believed to be the TCL-made BlackBerry Hamburg. An alleged picture of the Hamburg has surfaced online today along with the rumor that it might be called the BlackBerry NEON.
BlackBerry has outsourced the manufacturing of its mid-range devices, it has already created a handset with Foxconn, so it won’t be surprising if it teams up with TCL. However, the company is yet to confirm a partnership with TCL.
Rumor has it that the BlackBerry Hamburg or NEON is actually going to be a rebranded Alcatel Idol 4, TCL manufactures that handset so that’s possible, and it’s also claimed that this smartphone has a partial aluminum body.
Some specifications of the Hamburg were recently leaked through GFXBench and they were similar to the Alcatel Idol 4, thus adding fuel to the rumors that it’s just going to be rebranded device.
BlackBerry is yet to confirm when this handset is going to arrive and how much it’s going to cost. It’s only when the official announcement is made that we’ll find out in which markets the company is going to release this handset, if it ever comes out with it at all.