BlackBerry Priv, the company’s first Android-based slider smartphone, went on sale last week in limited markets. Now, a leak has tipped that the Canadian company may have already started working on its second Android phone.
BlackBerry’s purported second Android smartphone, said to be code-named “Vienna”, has been leaked in images via Crackberry. Notably, this is the first instance when images of the phone have made it to the Internet. Unfortunately, details about the handset are limited as of now. To be noted is that the BlackBerry Priv was code-pnamed “Venice” ahead of launch.
The leaked images however show that the company may ditch the slider design for its second Android phone and will go with its iconic physical keyboard upfront design, previously seen on various BlackBerry phones. The front of the handset is seen housing the display and the physical keyboard below it. The rear holds the camera with flash while the physical buttons for volume sit on the right panel and power on the left side, as per the leaked images.
Of course, as with all rumours and leaks, we advise readers to take the above information about the BlackBerry “Vienna” with a pinch of salt, as the company has yet to make any announcements about its new Android smartphone and the credibility of the sources cannot be independently verified.
BlackBerry last week soon after confirming that it would release monthly Android security patches to Priv users, also gave a release time-frame for its rollout of the Android 6.0 Marshmallow update.