BlackBerry Hamburg visits GFXBench, features SD615 SoC and 5.2-inch display

Couple of weeks ago, we to you about an announcement made by Blackberry CEO John Chen, which mentioned that the company will soon be released two new, android powered, smartphones – codenamed Hamburg and Rome. In addition to that, it was also made clear that these smartphones will be comparatively affordable than Blackberry’s first Android handset, the Blackberry Priv. To be a bit more precise, both smartphones will lie somewhere in between $300 and $400.

We haven’t had heard much regarding the internal specifications of the smartphone until now. Today, the Blackberry Hamburg was spotted on GFXBench which revealed some of its major specifications. The benchmark claims that the handset will be powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 615 SoC while it’ll feature a 5.2-inch full HD display. The SD615 chipset will be accompanied by 3GB of RAM and 16GB of internal storage capacity. As far as the camera department is concerned, Hamburg will feature 12 megapixel camera at its back while an 8 megapixel shooter will be available at front. In addition to that, the listing shows the handset under a model number STH100-x and claims that Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow will come out of the box. Unfortunately there is no solid information available regarding the release and pricetag of the Hamburg and Rome.


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It goes without saying that Android Marshmallow features many change from its predecessor. Some of the major changes are described ahead. Firstly, Doze – this feature simply puts the smartphone into a ‘deeper sleep’ when it hasn’t been used for a prolonged period of time. As a result, the battery life of the smartphone is drastically increased. Moving on the next big change: Now on Tap – Marshmallow can predict your needs by a simple long press on the home button that provides quick access to learn more about the hang out spot or how to get there. You can use this feature to search for restaurants and even the type of food it serves. Last but not the least, the all new app drawer – as suggested by the heading, Marshmallow comes with a completely redesigned app drawer. Main improvements include the app search mechanism. You can scroll around with alphabet scrolling and can pin your favorite apps on the top to gain easy and fast access.

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