As a substitute of (effectively) flooding the marketplace with a number of latest smartphones wearing a vintage identify, like HMD International, TCL has timidly introduced handiest two BlackBerry-branded Androids in its first yr of unique license possession.

No less than one in all them proved an abruptly main industrial hit, which is able to for sure suggested a sequel early subsequent yr. We’re speaking a bona fide improve, after all, somewhat than a minor efficiency revision with a contemporary coat of paint.

Input the BBF100-1, a style quantity that makes for a logical follow-up to the BBB100-1, aka unique KEYone, and BBD100-1, recognized to the general public because the BlackBerry Movement.

Already published to game a 1620 x 1080 touchscreen, similar to the BlackBerry KEYone, along with a unfashionable however productive as all the time QWERTY keyboard, the BBF100-1 additionally seems to pack a Snapdragon 660 processor and 6GB RAM.

That’s in line with a newly surfaced Geekbench checklist that turns out to erroneously establish the telephone’s producer as Qualcomm. We’re beautiful positive TCL is accountable for manufacturing beneath that BlackBerry Cellular license, and despite the fact that early benchmarking data can from time to time be deceptive, this suits completely with our expectancies for the… KEYtwo?

6 gigs of RAM would supply buttery easy multitasking, an higher mid-range SD660 SoC appears like the very best compromise between uncooked energy and effort potency, and already, this possibly unpolished BBF100-1 prototype runs Android eight.zero Oreo. Too unhealthy we would possibly nonetheless have a couple of months to look ahead to a complete and respectable announcement.

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