A few weeks ago, renders of an upcoming Blackberry phone codenamed Athena surfaced online. The device has now made its way to China’s TENAA office.
Sadly, what we have today are more photos and not specifications. Hopefully, the specifications should come up soon.
The BlackBerry Athena photos are of a black variant just like the renders. The chances of seeing this phone come in multiple colors are actually very slim. The most we may get is a black variant with silver/gold accents.
The Blackberry Athena is expected to launch as a successor to the BlackBerry KEYone and may arrive as the BlackBerry KEYtwo or BlackBerry KEYone (2018).
The keyboard has been redesigned and above it is a larger display. All physical buttons – volume rocker, power button, and convenience key – are now on the right. On the rear are dual cameras arranged horizontally and positioned at the top left corner. Beside the sensors is a LED flash and a few millimeters below is the BlackBerry logo.
According to the TENAA listing, the device is made by Huizhou TCL Mobile Communications Co. Ltd and its model number is BBF100-4.
With its arrival on TENAA, we presume the device may launch soon, probably before the end of next month.