The second BlackBerry Android smartphone is now official.
Codenamed DTEK50, the BlackBerry Neon is a mid-range device with no physical keyboard. It offers a 5.2-inch display with 1080 x 1920 Full HD resolution and is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 617 octa-core chipset. The smartphone also packs 3GB of RAM, 16GB of expandable onboard storage, 13MP primary camera, 8MP selfie camera, and a 2610mAh capacity battery with support for Qualcomm Quick Charge 2.0 fast charging standard. When it comes to software, the Neon runs on Android 6.0 Marshmallow and includes the complete suite of BlackBerry services and apps such as BlackBerry Hub and DTEK security.
The BlackBerry Neon is now available for pre-order from the company’s online store in most major markets. In the US, the smartphone has been priced at $299. The first shipment is expected to be out by August 8th.