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Gold BlackBerry Passport Variant Leaks Out in New Photos

by Jacob Kleinman | October 6, 2014October 6, 2014 10:00 pm PST

When the BlackBerry Passport launched last month, it was only available in black, but it looks like the company could be rolling out another unannounced option in the near future. A fresh batch of photos leaked on Monday show the new handset with a gold design that could be headed to stores soon.

The gold BlackBerry Passport doesn’t cover the entire device. Instead the precious metal only appears around the phone’s metal edges, while the rest of the phone is covered in the same black plastic we’ve already seen. Overall it looks pretty good, though we’re curious to see how the same gold detail would look with the upcoming white version of the Passport.

The photos in question were sent over to Crackberry by an unidentified source, so for now we’ll treat them with a few grains of salt. It’s possible this could be the work of a third-party seller or even some clever photoshop. Then again, gold smartphones certainly are popular these days so it makes sense for BlackBerry to cash in on the trend.

The BlackBerry Passport comes equipped with a square 4.5-inch 1440 x 1440-pixel display, a quad-core Snapdragon 800 processor, 3GB of RAM, 32GB of storage with microSD support, a 13-megapixel rear camera, a 2-megapixel front-facing camera and a 3400mAh battery. We’re guessing the gold Passport will offer the same hardware and run BlackBerry’s 10.3 software.

The white Passport is expected to hit stores next month, so hopefully we’ll see this gold variant launch around the same time. Now that the news is out BlackBerry is also more likely to make an official announcement, so hopefully it won’t be too long before we get the full story.

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Jacob Kleinman

Jacob Kleinman has been working as a journalist online and in print since he arrived at Wesleyan University in 2007. After graduating, he took a...

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