Recently, we came across leaked images of the BlackBerry Venice, a rumoured high-end slider that runs not BlackBerry 10 OS but Android. Now, we’ve come across part of a promotional video that shows off the device.
BlackBerry Venice in action
Eye candy. pic.twitter.com/GtJwOfOus8
— Evan Blass (@evleaks) August 19, 2015
The video you see above was leaked by serial leakster Even Blass (also known as @evleaks). It seems to be part part of the BlackBerry Venice’s promotional video. The video shows the front, back, and sides of the smartphone. Part of the video also shows how the physical QWERTY keyboard slides in and out of the device. Lastly, the video also shows the camera.
We’ve learned from past reports that the BlackBerry Venice will come with a curved 5.4-inch screen that will be similar to the edged screen of the Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge. It is said to offer a resolution of 1440 x 2560 pixels (Quad HD), also like the screen resolution of the S6 Edge. In the camera department, the Venice is said to come with an 18-megapixel rear-facing camera with OIS (optical image stabilisation) and a 5-megapixel front-facing selfie-centric camera. Also found on the front of the device are front-facing speakers. When performance comes to mind, you need not worry, as the device is said to come with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 808 64-bit hexa-core processor with four ARM Cortex-A53, two ARM Cortex-A57 cores, and an Adreno 418 GPU to handle graphics under the hood. This is the same CPU found under the hood of the LG G4. It is said to come with 3 GB of RAM.
The BlackBerry Venice is said to be available in a version that runs Android 5.1 (Lollipop) with BlackBerry services slapped on top. Another version is said to run BlackBerry 10 OS.
So when will we get to see the Blackberry Venice make its official debut? In an earlier tweet, Blass said that the Android-powered slider will be offered by all four major US network operators in November. These include AT&T, Verizon, Sprint, and T-Mobile. It is yet to be determined if the device will be available in the UK, but since the Venice is one of this year’s most intriguing devices, it is likely that the smartphone will be available in the UK as well.
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