The BlackBerry ‘Mercury’ first rumored in June this year, has been leaked some images on Chinese micro blogging site Weibo. According to some images, the new BlackBerry device will have a physical QWERTY keyboard, unlike the recent duo DTEK50 and DTEK60 Android phones. Although it has not been confirmed yet, the device will hint towards a solid metal frame in the middle, with a polycarbonate material on the back.
Unlike the DTEK50 and DTEK60, the ‘Mercury’ is not an ODM smartphone. It will be produced in-house by BlackBerry, as it is the last in-house QWERTY phone from the Canadian company.
This new smartphone is expected to sport a 4.5-inch screen size with an unusual 3:2 aspect ratio, which appeared on some other QWERTY BlackBerry handsets. Besides, it is likely to be powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 600-series octa-core chipset, which is clocked at 2.0 GHz. The octa-core chipset will be packed with 3GB of RAM and 32GB of onboard memory. A microSD card slot will definitely be included so that you can expand the storage further.
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About the camera on the new BlackBerry phone, the ‘Mercury’ is rumored to have an 18MP camera on the back, and use the same sensor used on the BlackBerry Priv. On the front of the device will be equipped with an 8MP camera for selfies and video calls. When telling about the software, we expect the upcoming handset will run on the Android 7.0 Nougat operating system as soon as out of the box, as it is expected to go on sale just in the next three months of next year. As BlackBerry is working on the Nougat update for its current Android phones, so it would be surprised when the company launches ‘Mercury’ with the outdated Android 6.0 Marshmallow OS out of the box when it comes to the release of the next year.