About a month ago, we shared a leaked render of a rumoured new BlackBerry expected to be manufactured by Optiemus, a company in India that licenses the BlackBerry name and its version of Android. The phone purported called the BlackBerry Ghost, appeared to feature an edge-to-edge screen with a near bezel-less design.
The device would possibly have limited distribution in India, and the smart money says that it wouldn’t be obtainable in the U.S.
Yesterday, an image of a new smartphone was shared via tweet from a remarkable tipster, Evan Blass. The prolific tipster says that this is the BlackBerry Ghost Pro from Optiemus. It appears that this phone will also feature a razor thin bezels, and an 18:9 aspect ratio. Without any buttons in front, the fingerprint scanner is either in back, or embedded under the display. As a matter of fact, the two renders (Ghost and Ghost Pro) look quite alike, and the location of the antenna lines on the two phones line up. This could point out that the Ghost Pro is a premium version of the Ghost series, with a bump up in specs.
There are two other BlackBerry licensees, TCL and BB Merah Putih. TCL is expected to release two new BlackBerry models this year, which could include a sequel to the BlackBerry KEYone.