Just when BlackBerry was almost a distant memory, the company has unveiled a new smartphone – but it’s not what you might expect.
On Tuesday, the company announced the BlackBerry Neon, an Android device which it says is “the world’s most secure smartphone”.
The phone runs Google’s Android Marshmallow and has a 5.2 inch 1080p display.
Designed for workers or business people, the BlackBerry Neon is powered by a Snapdragon 617 processor alongside 3GB of RAM and 16GB of internal storage space which can be expanded up to 2TB via microSD.
The phone, officially named the DTEK50, includes several of Blackberry’s trademark features including full disk encryption and up to the minute security patching, which gives users enhanced security protection and is why BlackBerry are calling the device the most secure in the world.
The Neon also includes a 13MP autofocus rear facing camera, while the front facing camera boasts 8MP.
The BlackBerry Neon is available for pre order now and will retail for around $300, no word yet if it will be available in Thailand.
The company will be hoping the DTEK50 will help to relaunch the brand, which was once one of the world’s leading names in mobile phone technology.
BlackBerry is also rumoured to be about to unveil two more Android devices called Mercury and Argon.
The Argon is said to be a high end smartphone with a Snapdragon 820 processor, 21MP camera and a 5.5 inch display.
The mid range Mercury looks set to be similar to the Neon, with 3GB of RAM, a Snapdragon 625 processor, 18MP camera and larger 3400mAh battery.
BlackBerry recently announced it would stop making its Classic smartphone, which was the last device to include its famous QWERTY keyboard.