BlackBerry Hamburg is actually Alcatel Idol 4?
It looks like BlackBerry is working with TCL/Alcatel to release a new smartphone – BlackBerry Hamburg. There are some hints that this new phone is actually Alcatel Idol 4. Let’s take a look!
BlackBerry Hamburg – A rebranded version of Alcatel Idol 4?
There are 3 main reasons why BlackBerry Hamburg is thought to be Alcatel Idol 4. First of all, John Chen, the CEO of BlackBerry once announced that “The brand is at the point of optimization. We are no longer producing hardware. Instead, we are now a hardware designing company. I love designing them, not manufacturing them.” A little remind you that BlackBerry used to sign with Foxconn, a multinational electronics contract manufacturing company, to produce their upcoming smartphones. But because of some unknown reasons, BlackBerry switched for another partner.
The second reason is that Wifi Alliance – a Wifi certification company, has certified a device named DTEK-50 from TCL, which runs Android 6.0. DTEK is an exclusive application for BlackBerry. The app, which protects users’ privacy and security, was featured in BlackBerry Priv. The third reason is that this new phone of TCL is coded STH100-2. Don’t you find it familiar? If not, let me remind you: the code name of BlackBerry Priv is STV100-1. Enough hints yet?
If BlackBerry Hamburg is actually Alcatel Idol 4, the phone will come with nice specs. BlackBerry Hamburg will sport a 5.2-inch full HD screen. To take care of the performance, there will be a powerful CPU including SnapDragon 617 chipset and 3GB RAM. Besides, the phone will house 16GB of internal memory. For photography, there will be a 13MP camera on the back. And the phone will be fueled by a 2610mAh battery.
BlackBerry Hamburg – Price and availability
While BlackBerry Priv is aimed at the high-end users with a very high price, their new phone – BlackBerry Hamburg will attack the mid-end market segment to attract more customers. BlackBerry Hamburg price is expected to be around $400. As for BlackBerry Hamburg release date, the phone may make a debut in Q4 of this year.