Blackberry Priv, was blackberry's first smartphone powered by Android OS.
Blackberry Priv, was blackberry's first smartphone powered by Android OS.

Despite reports of lackluster sales for Blackberry first Android smartphone, the “Blackberry Priv” the Canadian telecom company is tripling down on the platform in the coming year. According to VentureBeat, the company will be releasing one phone per quarter for the next three quarters, code-named “Neon, Argon, and Mercury.”

Neon
According to sources, Neon will be the first in the market, a low- to mid-range 5.2-inch full touchscreen with 1080p resolution powered by a Snapdragon 617 chip from Qualcomm processor.

The phone is said to be packed with 3GB of RAM, 16GB of storage space, 13-megapixel rear and 8-megapixel selfie cameras and a 2,610 mAh battery with a Quick Charge 2.0.

Neon is expected to go on sale in the third quarter of 2016.

Blackberry Priv, was blackberry's first smartphone powered by Android OS.
Blackberry Priv, was blackberry’s first smartphone powered by Android OS.

Argon
Argon, is the next scheduled release, sometime in October. Also features a full touchscreen, the 5.5-inch with a QHD resolution same as the Priv.

Argon will be packed with, Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 820 processor, 4GB of RAM, fingerprint reader, 21-megapixel rear, along with an 8-megapixel selfie cameras and 32GB of internal storage, along with a 3000mAh battery, supported by QuickCharge 3.0.

Mercury
According to sources, Mercury will be released in the first quarter of 2017, and it will be the only one of the three handsets to sport a physical QWERTY keyboard, same as the Priv. But unlike Priv, which is a vertical slider, Mercury’s board is not concealable.

Mercury will come packed with 4.5-inch screen with full HD resolution, a Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 processor, 3GB of RAM, 32GB of storage capacity, 3400 mAh battery, 18-megapixel rear and 8-megapixel selfie cameras.