Blackberry’s upcoming full touchscreen phone codenamed as Krypton is now WiFi certified

first_imgOnly last week it was reported that TCL–the company now holds the right to manufacture BlackBerry phones, could launch a sibling of KEYone with some major changes in October. Now a report from Crackberry states that device with model number BBD100-1, possibly the Krypton, has received WiFi certification. This is the same model number that was recently spotted  receiving Bluetooth certification.Rumours have it that Blackberry is working on two devices, ‘Krypton’ and ‘Juno’. The WiFi certification does not reveal much about the phone except that the phone will run on Android Nougat with the standard support for 2.4 GHz, and 5 GHz Wi-Fi.While the certification does reveal a titbit about the upcoming Blackberry phone, the last news heard about the upcoming Blackberry phone was that it would launch in October and come with few important changes. TCL’s head of global sales Mahieu last week at IFA announced that Blackberry is working on a phone with full touch screen, water and dust resistance  and could launch in October.Also Read: TCL to launch full touchscreen, waterproof BlackBerry phone in OctoberThere are talks that the company will drop its traditional QWERTY keypad this time and replace it with a full touchscreen display. The phone will also come with a better built and durability. The phone will be water and dust resistance which would help it compete against phones like Galaxy S8 and iPhone 8 which is also rumoured to come with IP68 rating. Another important aspect that Mahieu told Engadget was the battery. The upcoming BlackBerry phones’ battery could power the phone for nearly 26 hours with “mixed use.”To sum it up, the upcoming Blackberry phones could have some major upgrades over its predecessor. The phones could  be used in all weather types, will a better durability and sport a full touch-screen display. TCL is hopeful that the new BlackBerry phone could help company gain traction and attract many iPhone and Galaxy users also. There’s no word on the price and availability of the  of the phone yet.advertisementBlackBerry last launched the KEYone Limited Edition Black smartphone in India at Rs 39,990. First announced at the Mobile World Congress, the  phone comes with QWERTY keypad and is powered by Snapdragon 835 SoC clocked at the speed of 2GHz coupled with 4GB RAM.last_img read more