Renders of the BlackBerry smartphone Athena: interesting design and a QWERTY keyboard

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The Chinese company TCL, which owns the BlackBerry brand, has finally heard the criticism concerning the conversion of a stylish business smartphone in faceless Chinese devices in terms. Today the network posted a render of the upcoming phone BlackBerry Athena, and if they are official, the device has a classic canadian design that is sure to have a positive impact on its sales.

As you can see, BlackBerry Athena is a slim candybar with a hardware keyboard directly into the front panel. Externally, the smartphone resembles a stylish BlackBerry Passport, only elongated, but otherwise the concept is the same, and even the keyboard will probably get the same chips – responsiveness to touch and a fingerprint scanner in the button Gap. On the latter indicates the absence of the sensor on the rear panel and at the sides, although it may be embedded in the display itself.

According to preliminary data, the upcoming BlackBerry Athena will not be a flagship because it has the Qualcomm processor 660 to eight cores, but in its price segment, it may be one of the most productive due to the 6 or 8 GB of RAM, which are attached to a 64 or 128 GB of permanent memory. The main camera, as you can see, a double, in addition, the manufacturer decided to leave the entry under headphones. Date of announcement of BlackBerry Athena is not specified.

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