BlackBerry Athena noticed on TENAA web site
BlackBerry has all the time performed a recreation of its personal inside a fairly particular area of interest of the smartphone market. Regardless of all of the turmoil surrounding the legendary model in recent times, that has remained principally true beneath TCL administration, as nicely. Having stated that, 850,000 BlackBerry Keyone items shipped, won’t sound like a lot, however it was apparently sufficient to benefit a successor.
Codenamed “Athena”, it was first noticed in a couple of detailed renders earlier this month. However given the visible similarities with the unique Keyone, these had been topic to some forgery hypothesis from the very get-go. Nonetheless, a lately unearthed TENAA itemizing for a really visually related system principally clears the air on the matter. Apparently the “Athena” is actual and can doubtless be launched beneath the Keytwo or maybe Keyone (2018) moniker, fairly quickly.
Trying on the new images, there do seem do be some discrepancies, in comparison with the unique renders. As an illustration, whereas each place the BlackBerry Comfort key on the right-hand facet this time round, its form and place, relative to the ability button seem like barely completely different. The, doubtless plastic or rubberised sample on the again of the TENAA system additionally seems to increase all the way in which to the highest bezel – a departure from the unique Keyone design, in addition to the leaked new mannequin renders.
These, nevertheless, are minor particulars that would simply be defined with an ongoing design revision progress. All of the vital bits concerning the “Athena”, those BlackBerry followers are prone to recognize, are nonetheless current and accounted for. Like, the marginally re-designed, however nonetheless primarily similar full QWERTY keyboard. And proper above it, what seems like one other three:2 side ratio touchscren. Identical to on the Keyone.
This time round, nevertheless, the again of the cellphone homes a twin digicam setup – a BlackBerry first. The unique renders, additionally function a three.5mm audio jack and a Kind-C port in clear sight. Sadly, the TENAA itemizing doesn’t include any info past this, to date. It does disclose the cellphone’s BBF100-Four mannequin quantity. Which, by sheer similarity to the BBB100-X designation of the Keyone, makes the successor situation that little bit extra credible.