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New renders of the Android-powered BlackBerry Venice

New renders of the BlackBerry Venice have appeared online, showing a curved display, 18 megapixel camera and support for Google's Chromecast.

Published onAugust 10, 2015

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A small selection of new renders for the rumored BlackBerry Venice smartphone have popped up online, which is said to be powered by Android rather than BlackBerry’s own OS.

As before, we can make out a new curved display design that bears a striking resemblance to the Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge. Samsung may been keen to sell its AMOLED technology to other parties, but it is also possible that LG could be providing the display. A similar looking LG prototype display was spotted behind closed doors earlier this year.

Speculation: Is there a connection between the BlackBerry Venice and Samsung?

Along with the render, we can spot reference to Chromecast support and streaming to other devices. BlackBerry 10 does not support Chromecast. There’s also a little look at what the BlackBerry hub may look like while running on Lollipop, complete familiar Android swipe options. The shot of the camera also states that the phone features an 18 megapixel rear camera with what looks like a seven layer lens. Anyway, here are the pictures (click to enlarge):

Previous specification rumors include a 5.4-inch QHD resolution display, a hexa-core Snapdragon 808 SoC, 3GB of RAM, an 18 megapixel rear camera and a 5 megapixel front camera.

The BlackBerry Venice is rumoured to be heading to AT&T and T-Mobile, according to @evleaks.

We don’t know at what point in development these renders were produced, so the final product, if it ever appears, may end up looking a bit different. What do you think about the prospect of the BlackBerry Venice?

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