Canadian mobile giant BlackBerry announces two new Android-based smartphones codenamed ‘Hamburg’ and ‘Rome’. BlackBerry is well known for its self-dependent business, would like to remain potential with its BB10 OS in spite of being dominated by Android. The company came up with a new Android-powered smartphone, BlackBerry Priv in last November.

BlackeBerry’s first ever Android smartphone, Priv features Qualcomm MSM8992 Snapdragon 808 and Adreno 418 GPU with 5.4 inches AMOLED capacitive touch screen as well as 540 PPI pixel density. This smartphone runs with 3GB RAM and 32GB internal storage and is expandable up to 256 GB via microSD card slot. It has 18 MP primary camera and a 2MP front-facing camera and comes with a Gorilla Glass protection.

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New handset ‘Rome’ is appeared on the popular benchmarking site, Geekbench. However, there is no info regarding the details and specifications to mention at this moment. The company decided to stop BB10 smartphone manufacturing and to make its move to come out with three new Android devices. The BlackBerry Rome goes under the model number STV100-3. A buzz is created that BlackBerry Rome runs on Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow software. The smartphone is said to be featured with a physical QWERTY keyboard which stands as BlackBerry’s mark. Under the hood, a hexacore CPU with 3GB RAM is carried by the smartphone. The spec of Rome might be similar to that of Priv with a higher resolution camera and a “special” hardware button.

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As Rome is said to be an inferior model, Blackberry is also working on a higher variant which has been given the codename ‘hamburg.’ Recently, the mobile has passed through US FCC certification hinting its launch in no time. On the other hand, the BlackBerry Neon is rumoured to feature Snapdragon octa-core 600 series processor with ARM Cortex-A53 cores. Recently, Blackberry announces its update scheduled for next month, to its existing products running the BlackBerry 10 OS.