BlackBerry fans haven’t had much to explore lately. Perhaps the peak of attention took place in July 2018 when the BlackBerry KEY2 was introduced. Last August, after BlackBerry’s licensing agreement with TCL ended, a new agreement was signed with OnwardMobility and Foxconn’s FIH unit.
OnwardMobility has already said that we should expect to bring out the first 5G BlackBerry. At the same time, the company announced that it would continue to offer phones that have the iconic design feature of BlackBerry, the physical QWERTY keyboard. And like Hold’s BlackBerry phones, the new models will continue to focus on privacy and productivity.
Concept rendering of the upcoming 5G BlackBerry phone
Peter Franklin, CEO of OnwardMobility, has called the new phone a “global flagship” said it could carry a flagship camera. Franklin added that there is a particular hole in the current smartphone market for a cell phone “that can meet the needs of corporate users, government users, and security-conscious consumers – and that is the void we are expected to close.”
Concept Creator has developed some renderings that show what the new 5G BlackBerry should look like. In a video created to demonstrate this design, the phone is called Key3, although we wonder if OnwardMobility would prefer to give the device a brand new name to indicate that it’s a new BlackBerry era from scratch on starts again. Alongside the video, there are some stills of the concept rendering showing a vertically mounted triple camera bump starting in the center / top of the back of the phone with the iconic BB logo below.
The video appears to show a design with curved edges and narrow side bezels for the display. The colors used for this concept are black and gold. According to LetsGoDigital, we were able to see the first 5G BlackBerry, which was launched between now and mid-July.
Yes, BlackBerry fans, you can see a bit of the fully open BlackBerry Priv vertical slider on this device, but that wouldn’t be a bad thing, would it? The specs are currently unknown and of course there is no guarantee that the next BlackBerry will look similar to the concept renders included in the videos and images.