Blackberry Mercury: 5 Features To Expect From Company’s Last Phone

The Canadian tech giant, BlackBerry has stopped the smartphone manufacturing long ago. But a rumor about the last BlackBerry smartphone is been there since June. The smartphone is also rumored to call as BBB100-1 which was also spotted on GeekBench listing.

The company’s CEO, John Chen had confirmed an upcoming mobile with a QWERTY layout and put an end to all the rumors. In addition, a few photos of the alleged BlackBerry Mercury smartphone has purported online a couple of days ago. The photo also revealed that the smartphone will be an Android mobile.

Here is everything you need to know about the upcoming mobile thus far.

  • Standard BlackBerry QWERTY

The BlackBerry mobiles are always known for its crazy screen aspects and the Mercury won’t be an exception to it. The leaked image hints a 4.5-inch display alongside a QWERTY keyboard with 3:2 ratio.

  • Display

The Smartphone is expected to feature a 4.5-inch full HD (1080×1920 pixels) IPS LCD display with 490ppi pixel density.

  • Octa-core processor

Talking about the hardware, the upcoming mobile will come equipped with an octa-core chipset probably from Qualcomm clocked at 2.02GHz paired with 3GB of RAM and 32GB of internal storage.

  • Android 7.0 Nougat

The BlackBerry Mercury is expected to run on Android 7.0 Nougat OS out-of-the-box. However, this is to be seen when the device actually gets launched.

  • Camera and others

Based on the leaked images, the BlackBerry Mercury is likely to feature a front facing camera followed by a proximity sensor on the either side of the earpiece. Apparently, the Smartphone is expected to offer an 18MP primary rear camera along with an 8MP selfie snapper. The device is expected to be get powered by a 3400mAh battery.

The leaked images of BlackBerry Mercury were posted by a Weibo user and later the pictures have spread like a wildfire on the internet. According to several reports, the BlackBerry Mercury is expected to be released in 2017.

BlackBerry has recently released it’s DTEK 50 and DTEK 60 smartphones in India. The company has also announced that it will no longer manufacture the mobile devices and instead will focus on software for the smartphones.

Talking about the BlackBerry DTEK 50 and DTEK 60, the latest mobiles offer more than just software and hardware, it has inbuilt cryptographic features together with a secure bootloader and the DTEK app which helps the user to secure the apps downloaded on it.

Coming to the specification, the BlackBerry DTEK 50 features a 5.2-inch full HD (1080×1920 pixels) display. It comes with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 617 processor paired with 3GB of RAM and runs on Android 6.0 Marshmallow OS. On the other hand, the BlackBerry DTEK 60 features a 5.5-inch QHD (1440×2560 pixels) display. It is equipped with Snapdragon 820 SoC paired with 4GB of RAM and runs on Android 6.0 Marshmallow OS.

On the camera front, the DTEK 50 offers a 13MP primary rear camera with an 8MP front facing the camera. On the other hand, the DTEK 60 offers a 21MP primary rear camera alongside an 8MP selfie shooter.

While the DTEK 50 comes with a 2610mAh battery, the DTEK 60 comes with a 3000mAh battery.


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