One of BlackBerry’s new Android-powered smartphones coming in the next few weeks or months has just passed the FCC. We’re talking about the device that’s been codenamed Hamburg, and which got its specs leaked in May through a benchmark run. The same model received its Wi-Fi certification last month.

This will be a mid-range offering, and it’s very likely to be just a rebranded version of the alcatel Idol 4. The one leaked image we’ve seen so far showed us a design that’s identical to that of the Idol 4, and now the FCC reveals that the Hamburg has a 2,610 mAh battery – and yes, that’s exactly how big the Idol 4’s battery is.

BlackBerry Hamburg (STH100-2) at the FCC

The FCC has also confirmed that TCL is making the Hamburg. The Chinese company manufactures smartphones under the alcatel brand, and it’s been rumored to have entered some kind of partnership with BlackBerry earlier this year. Well, it looks like we’re about to see the first fruit of this collaboration – the new BlackBerry-branded clone of the alcatel Idol 4.

This should have a 5.2-inch 1080p touchscreen, the Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 chipset, 3GB of RAM, 16GB of built-in storage, a 13 MP main camera, and an 8 MP selfie snapper. It will probably run Android 6.0 Marshmallow. It might even become official next week.


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